Health informatics is one of the fastest growing areas within healthcare and there are huge opportunities for innovative IT projects to improve patient care. This part-time course specifically aims to develop IT and business skills among health professionals in the North East. We have developed the content in collaboration with senior NHS managers and we regularly invite them to provide guest lectures and share their insights.
The course is suitable if you want to combine computing skills with organisational skills in a healthcare environment. You will develop quality approaches to systems analysis and implementation, while also learning about health care policies and how they impact on Information Management & Technology.
During the first year you will attend the University one day a week, on a Wednesday. NHS employees are usually given day release. During the remainder of the course contact time is flexible, making it easier to fit your studies around your work commitments. There is a high level of online support.
Core modules include ‘Health Information Systems Analysis’, ‘Application Building’ and ‘Current Health Information Issues’. Options include ‘Project Management and Control’ and ‘Decision Support Management’. You can negotiate the topic of the Masters project to match your personal interests and career aspirations.
You should be currently employed in (or plan to move into) the health information field. This is concerned with the provision and analysis of information to assist managers and clinicians in decision-making processes. Your employer must support your application. You should also have a relevant academic background, probably a degree in a related discipline. Alternatively, you should have appropriate experience in health information.
Recipient: University of Sunderland
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