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  • Study Type

    Full time & Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Computer Science

  • Start Date

    September

  • Course Duration

    See website for details.

  • Course Type

    MSc, PgDip, PgCert

  • Course Fees

    Please visit our website for the Health Informatics course fee information.

  • Last Updated

    09 July 2019

Are you working in healthcare and want to increase your knowledge and skills in health informatics? It’s one of the fastest growing areas in the UK and our MSc Health Informatics degree could increase your career prospects.

The Health Informatics course uses state- of- the- art technologies and has a strong focus on practical and analytical skills which you can apply in your working environment. It is available as either a one year full time course or three years part time.

Through links with the NHS and organisations within the Life Science sector you’ll learn about new developments and the changing nature of technology within health informatics, which will place you at the forefront of this fast growing industry.

Why Health Informatics at Swansea?

  • Top 3 Medical School in the UK (The Guardian University Guide and the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019)
  • 1st in the UK for Research Environment 2nd in the UK for Research Quality – Research Framework (Research Excellence Framework 2014)
  • Postgraduate students have access to facilities in the £100 million Institute of Life Science building
  • What Uni? Student Choice Award 2017 Winner – Postgraduate
  • Degree is available full time over one year or part-time over three years
  • Strong links with the NHS and organisations within the Life Science Sector

Your Health Informatics experience

Your Health Informatics degree experience will be enhanced by access to state of the art facilities based within our Centres for Excellence for Administrative Data and eHealth Research. This £30 million facility, awarded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and Medical Research Council (MRC), will enhance the quality of your course.

You will benefit from our major collaborators at the Medical School; Abertawe BroMorgannwg University (ABMU Health Board); Hywel Dda Health Board; UK Research Council; Welsh Government, and numerous national and international links.

Health Informatics employment opportunities

We have carefully designed the Health Informatics course to provide you with an increased knowledge and understanding of Health Informatics, and the skills you need to apply your learning to professional practice.

As such, this Master’s degree in Health Informatics will give you the in-depth knowledge of the field to potentially enhance your prospects for career progression.

Health Informatics modules

Modules on the Health Informatics course may include:

  • Health Informatics in Context
  • Communications and Coding
  • Using Secondary Health Data
  • Systems and Technologies
  • Knowledge Management
  • Undertaking Health Informatics Research
  • Leadership in Project Management

How you're taught on the Health Informatics course

Your face-to-face teaching on campus will be supplemented by web-based e-learning. Throughout your Health Informatics degree the emphasis will be on practical as well as analytical skills.

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Visit the Health Informatics MSc/PGDip/PGCert page on the Swansea University website for more details!

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