Professionals from a diversity of disciplines and settings can extend their knowledge, skills and understanding of digital health technologies and their potential for improving health outcomes on a global scale.
This programme has several available start dates and study options - for more information, see the relevant web-page:
SEPTEMBER 2017 (Part Time) - http://www.gcu.ac.uk/hls/study/courses/details/index.php/P02858-1PTA-1718/Digital_Health_(Part-time)?utm_source=XXXX&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=courselisting
JANUARY 2017 (Part Time) - http://www.gcu.ac.uk/hls/study/courses/details/index.php/P02858-1PTAB-1617/Digital_Health_(Part-time_January)?utm_source=XXXX&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=courselisting
JANUARY 2018 (Part Time) - http://www.gcu.ac.uk/hls/study/courses/details/index.php/P02858-1PTAB-1718/Digital_Health_(Part-time)?utm_source=XXXX&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=courselisting
This programme is aimed at Health and Social Care professionals wishing to advance their practice or continue their professional development, by broadening their knowledge and understanding of the digital health technologies and methodologies and their impact on service delivery and person centred approaches to care. The programme may also appeal to science and engineering graduates wishing to branch out into Digital Health consultancy and business.
Developments in digital healthcare and communications are providing innovative opportunities for practitioners, patients, carers and other users to manage and promote health, rehabilitation, fitness and wellbeing; allowing greater access to services and importantly enabling a more person centred approach by empowering patients, users and carers as partners in their understanding and management of their condition.
Mode of study and duration
The programme is delivered entirely online. The programme adopts an inter-professional, collaborative approach to study. Online seminars, tutorials and discussion groups ensure issues are viewed from a range of perspectives, allowing you to articulate your opinion, engage in discussion and debate and appreciate diverse points of view
Students can exit the programme with an award at Certificate, Diploma or Masters level.
What You'll Study
The programme has been designed to provide you with a research-based understanding of digital healthcare as a global phenomenon with the potential to transform the delivery of health and social care to meet the socio-demographic challenges of the 21st Century.
It will also provide you with the advanced knowledge and leadership skills to effect culture change and service improvements.
The programme will enable you to explore theories, concepts and research findings, broadening your understanding of the growth in digital healthcare whilst considering the key factors impacting on the implementation and evaluation of sustainable digital healthcare solutions. You will critically appraise up-to-date literature and case studies to advance your knowledge and to prepare you to contribute to local strategy and policy and to lead initiatives within your area of practice.
As a graduate you will be equipped with the knowledge necessary to enhance your leadership potential and develop your career in a dynamic, innovative and expanding global field of practice.
UK Honours degree 2:2 (or equivalent) or alternatively an unclassified degree or professional diploma with over two years experience. Undergraduate degrees may include the following fields: medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, nursing, psychology, nutrition, economics, sport science, public health, engineering, physics, computing, informatics, health policy.