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Health Informatics MSc/PGDip/PGCert


Course Description

This programme in Health Informatics is designed for healthcare professionals and those who want to increase their knowledge and skills in health informatics. Accredited by the UK Council for Health Informatics Professions (UKCHIP), the Health Informatics programme uses state-of-the-art technologies and has a strong focus on practical experience. The Health Informatics programme is strongly linked with National Health Service (NHS) organisations, other research institutes and industry within the Life Science sector in Wales, UK.

Key Features

A one year full-time taught masters programme in Health Informatics that has been running successfully since 2001 and has an international reputation.
This course is also available for three years part-time study with minimum attendance requirements.
Accredited by the UK Council for Health Informatics Professions Education Quality Assurance Scheme.
Uses state-of-the-art technologies and has a strong focus on practical experience.
Strongly linked with National Health Services organisations and industry within the Life Science sector in Wales, UK.
This course is based within the award winning Centres for Excellence for Administrative Data and eHealth Research of Swansea University, awarded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and Medical Research Council (MRC), enhancing the quality of the course.

Modules on the Health Informatics programme typically include:

• Health Informatics in Context
• Communications and Coding
• Using Secondary Health Data
• Systems and Technologies
• Knowledge Management
• Understanding Health Informatics Research
• Dissertation

Who should study MSc Health Informatics?

This course is suitable for current informaticians, those working in the health and healthcare sector, and graduates preparing for a career in health informatics. Applicants from non-graduates with domain experience are welcome.

Career Prospects

Health Informatics remains one of the fastest growing areas within healthcare in the UK and US.

In the UK working as a professional health informatician, you could be introducing electronic health records for every person in the country or exploring patient data to identify trends in disease and treatment. If you love working with computers or have an analytical and inquisitive mind, then there is a job for you in health informatics.

Research Opportunities

In partnership with the National Health Service (NHS) Wales Informatics Service and Health Boards in Wales, this course in Health Informatics is able to offer NHS research opportunities within local NHS facilities and the NHS Wales Informatics Research Laboratories based at Swansea University. In collaboration with the e-Health Industries Innovation Centre UK, this course in Health Informatics offers you a unique opportunity to work with the industries to develop your work-based project that will give you the competitive edge and enhance your future employability.

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



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Entry Requirements

Admission to the Health Informatics course is normally on the basis of a UK Honours Degree Grade 2:2 or above or an equivalent qualification for overseas applicants in a relevant discipline. Non-graduates are also welcome to apply. All applications are considered on individual merit, taking into account of any relevant work experience. IELTS Academic English Language requirement: 6.5 (minimum of 6.0 in each part)

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