Health data analytics involves extracting insights from health data, either to shape national policy, manage local organisations or inform the care of an individual. As more and more data becomes available electronically, the demand for skilled and trained individuals to take advantage of it becomes increasingly urgent.
During this Health Data Analytics programme from University College London (UCL) you will also learn the fundamentals of how health data is collected, represented, stored and processed, as well as how to analyse it effectively and how best to present analyses to have an impact on decisions.
Teaching and learning
The programme is taught by 'blended learning', and therefore combines interactive online teaching and face-to-face lectures, seminars and workshops including substantial use of examples of real clinical systems. Assessment is through examination, critical evaluations, technical tasks, coursework and project reports, compulsory programming and database assignments, and the dissertation.
Health data analysts are employed by NHS England in a variety of roles, notably within NHS Improvement, assessing policy proposals and evaluating the economic or financial suitability of initatives.
They are employed in acute trusts and in public health, mental health and other community-focused organisations to assist in the planning of services and the assessment of demand and to identify improvements in the organisation and management of services.
Consultancy organisations providing services to the health sector also employ analysts, as do data and IT organisations. There are also roles in pharmaceutical companies.
- Health Analysis Principles
- Research Methods in Healthcare
- Statistical Methods for Health Data Analytics
- Advanced Statistical Analysis
- Economic Evaluation in Health Care
- Essentials of Informatics for Healthcare Systems
- Key Principles of Health Economics
- Learning Health Systems
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
- We recommend you apply as soon as possible. The programme may remain open if places are still available and will be closed as soon as it is full or by 30 June.
DisciplinesStatistics Health Sciences Data Science & Big Data View 1971 other Masters in Health Sciences in United Kingdom
- A minimum of a second-class Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.
International14700 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 14700 GBP per year during 24 months.
National6450 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 6450 GBP per year during 24 months.
Living costs for London
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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