Taught course

Healthcare Data: Informatics, Innovation and Commercialization

University of Cambridge · Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)

Entry requirements

Applicants for this course are expected to have achieved a UK 2:1 honours degree or equivalent.

It is preferred that an applicants degree be in a subject relevant, or related to, life sciences, medical sciences, computational or data science.

Months of entry


Course content

The programme has been developed by a network of partners with unrivalled experience in healthcare informatics to create a world-leading training environment.

Aims of the course

The programme will develop individuals with the necessary knowledge and skills to be able to understand and critically evaluate electronic healthcare data and its application for healthcare research.

The course will:

  • Provide professionally relevant teaching and learning of the knowledge and skills at the forefront the successful understanding and utilisation of electronic healthcare data.
  • Develop healthcare data experts with the necessary expertise, and originality of application, to pursue and expand their roles in the rapidly evolving environment of healthcare data.
  • Promote a comprehensive understanding of the practical and ethical considerations relevant to healthcare data and informatics.
  • Ensure a systems-based approach to the critical analysis and development of improvements in healthcare systems.
  • Provide work-relevant learning around the current problems, best-practice, challenges and potential solutions in the use of healthcare data.
  • Create a professional network of like-minded individuals as leaders in the field of healthcare data.
  • Provide students with the skills and knowledge to make value-based judgements around how to extract, refine, and structure data to permit effective healthcare research.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCert
    part time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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