This course is ideal for graduates who love to work in a role that connects computing and biology, medicine, or healthcare, and have an analytical and inquisitive mind.
Our school of School of Computing and Engineering has developed partnerships, such as Amazon allowing our students to gain vital industry skills in: • integration with big data • cloud computing • cyber-security.
This course has been structured with the modern healthcare sector in mind, providing you with the opportunity to gain comprehensive ICT skills required by the sector.
We aim to develop future leaders through increasing your knowledge and skills in: • how to manage and analyse large scale, individual and personalised health data • ethics and governance issues around health data • big Data (statistical and machine-learning) methods • the healthcare context, processes and environment • clinical and biological problems • healthcare system integration (HL7 messages) • informatics project management/change management • exposing you to a range of health information systems and technologies
Core: • Research Methods • Supervised Research Project • Information Systems in Healthcare • Knowledge Management • Data Architecture
Optional: • Leadership and Management Competence in Healthcare • Programming • Information System Project Management • Public Health Perspectives • Measuring Public Health and Wellbeing • HCI for Information Systems.
Career and study progression
This course will thoroughly prepare you for a wide range of careers as a health informatics or Bioinformatics practitioner in the public and private sectors, including: • clinical informatics • personalised Medicine • clinical bioinformatics • education and training • health records and patient administrators • information and communication technology • information management • libraries and knowledge management • project and programme management.
On successful completion of this course you can pursue further study at MPhil and PhD level.