Health informatics is the study of how information and information technology can transform the organisation and delivery of healthcare.
During this Health Informatics programme at University College London (UCL) you will learn about healthcare policy and strategy as it relates to informatics and about the design and implementation of the wide variety of digital systems used in delivering healthcare today.
You will be able to tackle the technical details behind different approaches to engineering and implementing these systems as well understanding how to engender change. You will also acquire skills in analysing and presenting data.
Teaching and learning
Each taught module is delivered largely online over eight or nine weeks with a short block of intensive face to face teaching.
The online element includes video lectures, podcasts, written material as well as exercises and discussions. The face to face teaching includes lectures, seminars and experiential learning.
Students will be required to spend 3 days per module on campus. The rest of the learning will be delivered online. For half the modules, the 3 day element of face to face teaching will be at UCL, for the other it will be at the University of Manchester. Students will also be asked to attend a separate induction day based at UCL at the start of the year.
You will be prepared for technical and management roles leading the digital transformation of healthcare. Graduates of the programme have gone on to leadership roles in the NHS and other healthcare organisations here and overseas. Some of our graduates have moved into roles in industry in pharmaceutical companies or consulting organisations. Others have gone on to further study, taking on PhDs or fellowships while others have launched their own businesses.
- Essentials of Informatics for Healthcare Systems
- Principles of Health Data Analytics
- University of Manchester: Health Information Systems and Technologies
- University of Manchester: Standards and Interoperability
- Citizen-Driven Informatics
- Digital Transformation Project
- Learning Health Systems
- Patient Safety and Clinical Risk
- University of Manchester: Decision Support Systems
- University of Manchester: Modern Information Engineering
- University of Manchester: Usable Systems Design
- 12 months
- 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.
DisciplinesPublic Health Health Sciences Computer Sciences View 1029 other Masters in Public Health in United Kingdom
- A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. A relevant Master’s degree from an appropriately accredited institution is desirable.
International29400 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 29400 GBP per year during 12 months.
National12900 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 12900 GBP per year during 12 months.
- UK: £6,450
- International: £14,700
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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