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The MSc Health Informatics is designed to provide a specialist qualification in health informatics, addressing a wide range of operational care and management perspectives.

It illustrates principles across the health and social care sector, taking theory into practice. It is ideal for demonstrating competence in informatics to support the care domain and contributing towards meeting continuing professional development goals.

The learning outcomes for this postgraduate course are related to Health Informatics National Occupational Standards and the Key Skills Framework. The MSc in Health Informatics consists of core modules in health informatics, research methods, study skills, with optional modules and a dissertation. The distance learning course is delivered using eLearning.

LEARNING ENVIRONMENT AND ASSESSMENT

The course is available via eLearn.

Assessment is through coursework. A variety of formative and summative exercises is undertaken including short papers, work-based assignments, oral presentations, electronic presentations and a dissertation.

PROGRAMME AT A GLANCE

YEAR 1

Typically:

  • HI4000 Postgraduate and Professional Study Skills
  • HI4001 Information and IT Concepts for Health and Social Care
  • HI4004 Informatics for Health and Social Care

YEAR 2

  • HI4002 Quantitative Methodology for Health and Social Research
  • HI4003 Qualitative Methodology for Health and Social Research
  • Plus one optional module from the list below:
  • HI4006 Information and Communication Technology for Health and Social Care
  • HI4007 Quality Assurance for Health and Social Care
  • HI4008 Comparative Study of National Health and Social Care Systems
  • HI4010 Knowledge-based Management and Leadership in Health and Social Care

YEAR 3

  •  GP4990 Dissertation

FURTHER INFORMATION

The MSc in Health Informatics programme consists of core modules in health informatics, research methods, postgraduate study skills, together with optional modules and a dissertation.

To obtain the award of MSc in Health Informatics, a student must successfully complete six taught modules (four core and two optional) plus a triple dissertation module.

This course is recognised as contributing to UK Council for Health Informatics Professions (UKCHIP) continuing professional development. The course learning outcomes map to Health Informatics National Occupational Standards and Key Skills Framework.


Visit the Health Informatics - MSc/PGDip page on the University of Central Lancashire website for more details!

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