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The longest established MSc in Health Informatics in Europe, focusing on cutting-edge skills for delivering informatics-led healthcare. Read more
The longest established MSc in Health Informatics in Europe, focusing on cutting-edge skills for delivering informatics-led healthcare.

Who is it for?

This course is for health professionals who wish to enhance their careers with an informatics qualification, and computer scientists, engineers and others with relevant technical or professional qualifications who wish to move into a successful career involving the application of informatics in the health service.

You will have a keen interest in developing high-quality and sustainable healthcare through the application of informatics solutions and a desire to be part of the newest and fastest growing specialty in health care.

Objectives

The Health Informatics MSc at City University London aims to develop future leaders in the field who will transform healthcare with informatics-led approaches.

High-quality teaching is a healthy balance of theory and practice, with a strong focus on real-world applications including EHR systems, clinical data analytics, mobile technology and telemedicine. University teaching is supported by guest lectures from medicine and industry and you will also benefit from City University's central location close to many hospitals. Further, you will be part of a highly multi-professional and strongly international cohort bringing together multiple points of view on national and international computerized healthcare initiatives.

Health Informatics at City University London is the only such MSc in the UK to be accredited by the British Computer Science Society.

Academic facilities

Lectures, tutorials and workshops are delivered in small classrooms equipped with state-of-the-art interactive technologies. The University’s computer science laboratories are equipped with modern and up-to-date hardware and software required for you to progress through your studies.

Teaching and learning

High-quality teaching is delivered by research-active academic experts in Health Informatics from City University London. Furthermore university teaching is supported by guest lectures from medicine and industry.

Teaching is a healthy balance of theory and practice, with a strong focus on real-world applications including EHR systems, clinical data analytics, mobile technology and telemedicine. You will also undertake an independent research project.

All taught modules are delivered through a combination of lectures, online activities and interactive workshops and tutorials and are supported by the University's online learning environment.

Taught modules are generally assessed through a combination of coursework and examination where coursework is worth 30% of the final mark and the examination contributes 70%. Some elective modules are 100% coursework based (e.g. Information Architecture and Project Management). See the full programme specification for details.

The taught component of the MSc is worth 66.67% (eight 15-credit modules) and the independent research project is worth 33.33% (60 credits).

Upon successful completion of eight modules and the independent research project, you will be awarded 180 credits and a masters level qualification. Alternatively, if you do not complete the dissertation but have successfully completed eight modules you will be awarded 120 credits and a postgraduate diploma. Successful completion of four modules (60 credits) will lead to the award of a postgraduate certificate.

Modules

You will study six core modules and two elective modules. You will also undertake an independent research project.

A full time student is expected to commit 35 hours a week which includes attendance at lectures, tutorials and workshops, and independent study on coursework, the individual research project and preparation for examinations.

Taught Core Modules
-Clinical Records
-Data Analysis with Healthcare
-Information for Decisions in Healthcare
-Knowledge Management in Healthcare
-Telemedicine
-Research, Methods and Professional Issues

Taught Elective Modules - choose two options from the following:
-Databases
-Information Architecture
-Project Management
-Programming with Java
-Practices and Theories in Interaction Design

Career prospects

Graduates pursue successful careers in the health service (both state and private sectors in the UK and overseas), and in related healthcare industries such as Electronic Health Record providers.

Specifically graduates have pursued roles such as application analysts, IT project managers, data and taxonomy managers, digital transformation leads, PACS & RIS managers and research informatics programme managers. Other graduates have successfully completed PhD degrees.

The course has a successful track record of producing more than 350 employable graduates over the past 20 years.

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This CIPD approved course develops the key people management and development skills associated with Human Resources. Read more

Course Description

This CIPD approved course develops the key people management and development skills associated with Human Resources.
The Postgraduate Diploma in HRM is approved by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) as meeting the knowledge requirements that are pre-requisite for Chartered Membership or Chartered Fellowship of the CIPD.

See the website http://www.ntu.ac.uk/apps/pss/course_finder/60702-1/1/pgdip_human_resource_management.aspx?utm_campaign=FAM-BLSS-Nov-15&utm_medium=Profile&utm_source=Findamasters&utm_term=BLSS

This course will:
- provide you with an opportunity for professional development and for enhanced career development at a time when postgraduate professional qualifications are becoming increasingly recognised by employers.

- develop your knowledge and understanding of the major elements of managerial, personnel and development principles and practice.

- enable you to demonstrate a critical understanding of contemporary issues and current thinking about organisations and their management in relation to external and internal contexts.

- provide you with knowledge and a critical understanding of conceptual frameworks, perspectives and issues associated with the management of human resources, and enable you to apply this to practical, organisational situations.

Course content

You will complete five core modules:
- HRM in its Business Context
- People Resourcing and Talent Management
- Learning and Talent Development
- Research Methods and Professional Skills
- Applied Management Research Report.

A specialist elective module allows you to develops skills and knowledge in an area of your own particular interest. In your second year, whilst completing your applied management research report, you will elect one module. The specialist options we offer may include:
- Managing Employee Relations and Engagement
- Performance Management
- Reward Management
- Employment Law
- eHR
- CSR and Diversity in HRM.

Study and support

Attendance in both years is mostly on a weekly basis and teaching normally takes place in the afternoons and evenings. The induction will take place over two full days and there will be a residential during HRM in its Business Context.

Teaching and learning

We recognise that many of you are experienced, mature professionals and that undertaking a professional qualification indicates a tendency towards self-motivated learning. We aim to develop your skills by:
- utilising your individual work and life experiences
- applying theory to relevant organisational contexts, both real and simulated
- focusing on group as well as individual activities
- incorporating a wide range of teaching and learning methods.

Assessment

Assessment is carried out internally through Nottingham Business School. The modules are designed so that the required knowledge and skills are appropriately assessed.

This is primarily carried out through:
- Organisationally based Assignments
- Examinations that incorporate case studies and issue-based questions

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