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Informatics for Healthcare Systems: Improving Skills for Patient Driven Healthcare

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Degree awarded
Short Course: 30 PGT credits
Duration
6 months
Entry requirements

The course is open to any persons who seek to develop their health informatics knowledge and work in the healthcare, pharmaceutical or academic sectors that hold an undergraduate degree (at least 2.2) or demonstrate extensive high-level work-related experience

Full entry requirements

How to apply

To apply for a course you will need to complete and submit our online application form. For information and guidance, see: How to apply .

Please email pgt.medicine@manchester.ac.uk  if you have any further questions regarding the course.

Course options

Full-timePart-timeFull-time distance learningPart-time distance learning
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Course description

The role of informatics in managing healthcare systems is explored, with an emphasis on current issues and future innovations and trends. The course is led by health problems rather than technologies or organisations, setting the direction of translational thinking that healthcare managers need to take when dealing with information and communications technologies.

Through our own research-driven examples and case-studies, attendees will be provided with the skills and concepts in order to address the core issues in delivering and managing healthcare systems for the information use.

The course sets core issues (see: Core Issues in Health Informatics (PDF268KB)) surrounding the data, technologies, information and people in the context of the journey from the maintenance of wellbeing to specialist healthcare for an individual, and the creation of a population-wide picture of health to enable well-informed management of a whole system - see: Patient pathways (PDF, 266KB).

Each course unit will examine a core issue in detail at every stage of the Pathway in context with other core issues and skills, and will consider its impact on the information usage. It is anticipated that each issue will have a greater emphasis at certain stages of the Pathway, and this will be reflected in the health-problem orientated case-studies to be used. For further information see: HeRC: Training and Development.

Fees

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2015, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • Modular (part-time distance learning)
    UK/EU students: Fees paid directly to School by NW Strategic Health Authority
  • Modular (part-time distance learning)
    UK/EU students: Fees paid directly to School by NW Strategic Health Authority

The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.

All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees . Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.

Contact details

Academic department
Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences
Contact name
Irene Kapentanaki
Telephone
+44(0)161 275 1648
Email
Website
www.population-health.manchester.ac.uk/healthinformatics
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