Taught course

Public Health (Health Informatics)

Staffordshire University · Health and Social Care

Entry requirements

Applicants will normally possess an honours degree of class (2:1) or above or equivalent, and have a minimum of one year’s professional experience working in a public health role, community, government setting or similar. We consider each application on its own merits however, and other qualifications and experience may be considered. Most students will already be working full-time in a related area. For those with a professional qualification, Accreditation of Prior Achievement (APA) can be considered. We will also require two references, a copy of your current curriculum vitae (CV) and evidence of existing Higher Educational qualifications.

Months of entry


Course content

Health Informatics is the multidisciplinary scientific field concerned with the acquisition, storage, retrieval, communication, and optimal use of health information for problem solving and decision-making. Health Informatics has as its driving goals the improvement of health and healthcare, and the advancement of the biomedical and health sciences. The Health Informatics course will enable participants to enhance their professional skills with applications of emergent technologies in the health workplace. The course focuses on the principles governing the management of health information and health knowledge, and considers these principles in relation to the roles of patients and of the different professions involved in delivering healthcare (clinical, technical and managerial).

The course will enable students to develop further academic and transferable skills. These will focus on the development of a sophisticated understanding of the concepts of public health informatics and public health practice.

Information for international students

Those whose first language is not English need to demonstrate a minimum of: IELTS level 7.0 overall with level 7.0 in reading and writing specifically or TOEFL 600 (paper-based), 250 (computer-based) or minimum of 100 (Internet-based test) or Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English Grade B

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
24 months

Course contact details

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+44 (0)1782 294400