This programme 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 programme uses state-of-the-art technologies and has a strong focus on practical experience is strongly linked with National Health Service (NHS) organisations, other research institutes and industry within the Life Science sector in Wales, UK.
Admission to this course is normally on the basis of UK Honours Degree Grade 2:2 or above or an equivalent qualification for overseas applicants. Undergraduates of any of the following cognate disciplines should consider applying for this course:
Healthcare Professionals / Management / Technology
Health Information / Data Management
Medical / Clinical Records / Coding
ICT and Computer / Health / Social / Sports Science
Nursing and Social Work / Care
Business Administration / Management and Application Statistic
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 informatics or related fields.
Applicants who are not first-language English speakers must provide one of the following qualifications:
IELTS Academic: 6.5 (minimum of 6.0 in each part)
TOEFL IBT: 93 (20 in each part)
Pearson PTE Academic: 62 (51 in communicative skill)
Cambridge CPE: Grade C
Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia: Grade 6 or above
The core modules and the dissertation are compulsory, and must be completed when undertaking the programme. Each module develops students´ research skills in relation to the topics covered.
Part 1: Course modules (each module is assigned 20 credits)
PMIM 101 Health Informatics in Context
PMIM 201 Communications and Coding
PMIM 301 Using Secondary Health Data
PMIM 401 Systems and Technologies
PMIM 501 Knowledge Management
Part 1: Optional modules (each module is assigned 20 credits)
PMIM 601 Health Information Research
PMIM 603 Leadership in Project Management
Part 2: Project & Dissertation
PMIM 702 Health Data Project
PMIM 703 Work-based Project Portfolio
This course introduces two pathways for health informaticians who wish to specialise in one of the following areas:
1. Health Informatics Research
2. Leadership in Project Management
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 as the NHS Careers in Health Informatics has demonstrated.
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