Healthcare, with an already established strong relationship with Information & Communication Technologies (ICT), is continuously expanding the knowledge forefront as new methods of acquiring data concerning the health of human beings are developed.
Processing this data to extract valuable information about a population (epidemiological applications) or the individual (personalised healthcare applications) is the work of health data scientists. Their work has the potential to improve quality of life on a large scale. Swansea University
is the first institution in the UK to offer this taught masters programme designed to develop the essential skills and knowledge required of the Health Data Scientist.
The Health Data Science course provides an integrated programme of studies tailored to the essential skill set required for Data Scientists operating within healthcare organisations covering key topics in computation, data modeling, visualisation, machine learning and key methodologies in the analysis of linked health data. The Health Data Science course also provides hands on experiential learning from the professionals behind the Secure Anonymised Information Linkage (SAIL) Databank, a UK-exemplar project for the large scale mining of healthcare data within a secure environment.
The Health Data Science 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 Data Science programme typically include:
Health Data Science & Scientific Computing in Healthcare
Health Data Manipulation
Analysis of Linked Health Data
Machine Learning Applications in Health Data
Health Data Visualisation
Advanced Analysis of Linked Health Data
Health Data Analysis Dissertation
Who should study MSc Health Data Science?
This course is suitable for those working in healthcare with roles involving the analysis of health data and also computer scientists with experience in working with data from the healthcare domain, as well as biomedical engineers and other similar professions.
Admission to the Health Data Science course is normally on the basis of UK Honours Degree Grade 2:2 or above or an equivalent qualification for overseas applicants. Non-graduates are also welcome to apply. All applications are considered on individual merit, taking into account of any relevant work experience. Should you have qualifications below the required minimum or lack a suitable first degree, please feel encouraged to submit an application if you have at least two years of experience in Health and or Data Science related fields. IELTS Academic requirement of 6.5 (minimum of 6.0 in each part)