Taught course

Health Informatics

Trinity College Dublin - the University of Dublin · School of Computer Science and Statistics

Entry requirements

Applications may be accepted from those who hold a good honours degree in a professional health sciences or computer engineering discipline, or hold an equivalent qualification with relevant professional experience, or hold other appropriate qualifications with at least three years relevant professional experience, or otherwise satisfy the course admission committee. Applicants meeting these requirements will be interviewed. Applications are made online at: www.tcd.ie/courses/postgraduate/az

Months of entry


Course content

The School of Computer Science and Statistics and the
School of Medicine offer a joint M.Sc. programme in Health
Informatics. Health Informatics is broadly concerned with the
application of Information Technology in the health sector. It
is a truly interdisciplinary field in which medicine, computer
science, management science, statistics and engineering are
all represented. The main aim of the M.Sc. programme is to
give students a broad understanding of both the principles
underlying the field of health informatics and of its practical
applications. The course is intended for suitably qualified
applicants currently working or aspiring to work in a position in
the health sector which requires the efficient and cost effective
application of information technology. The M.Sc. course runs
over two academic years (September - June) on a part-time
basis, on Friday afternoons and Saturday mornings to facilitate
those in full-time employment. The first year incorporates both
taught and practical components with a strong emphasis on
practical team-based continuous assessment. Students take
a total of seven modules from the following: introduction to
health informatics; introduction to computing (for those from
a health science background); introduction to health sciences
(for those from a computing background); health information
systems; clinical decision support systems; biomedical imaging;
human computer interaction in healthcare; health informatics
research paper and bioinformatics. Not all modules will
be offered each year. Year 2 students receive instruction in
research methodology and undertake an independent research
project. This course has been co-funded under the National
Development Plan (Graduate Skills Conversion Programme)
for EU fee paying students.

Information for international students


Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months

Course contact details

Assoc. Prof. Lucy Hederman