Taught course

Digital Health

Institution
University of Central Lancashire · School of Medicine
Qualifications
MScPGDipPGCert

Entry requirements

  • Will normally have a British honours degree (2:2 class or above) or equivalent, in a relevant subject from an approved institution of higher education.
  • Non-standard applicants are welcomed. Recognition of Prior and Work-Based Learning in accordance with University regulations may be available.
  • Have sufficient competency in English language (IELTS Level 6.5 or equivalent)

Months of entry

September

Course content

With the global market for digital health expected to reach almost £408 billion by 2025, there is huge impetus to create a digital health-ready workforce that is equipped to work in the digitally literate healthcare organisations of the 21st Century. It will be increasingly important that doctors and other healthcare professionals are able to exploit digital opportunities in healthcare to improve patient outcomes; to deliver safe care more efficiently and effectively and to bridge the gaps between different teams within health and social care.

The huge advances in healthcare that will flow from the revolution in biosciences and information technologies require a quantum change in how we approach the training of our future workforce. A broad understanding of the requirements of the current system and why this fundamental shift is required form the basis of our programme.

The MSc Digital Health is a modular programme wholly delivered digitally, allowing for a fully distance-based package of learning. Online tutors are available through either webinars or one to one online learning environments.

You will access downloadable podcasts with updated content on all of the key elements of the programme from national leaders in the NHS and digital fields. We will provide online assessment with rapid feedback and challenge.

The MSc Digital Health is a modular programme wholly delivered digitally, allowing for a fully distance-based package of learning. Online tutors are available through either webinars or one to one online learning environments.

You will access downloadable podcasts with updated content on all of the key elements of the programme from national leaders in the NHS and digital fields. We will provide online assessment with rapid feedback and challenge.

Course Highlights

  • A modular programme wholly delivered digitally, allowing for a fully distance-based package of learning
  • Downloadable ‘podcasts’ with updated content on all of the key elements of the programme, with national leaders in the NHS and digital fields
  • Active participation in developing digital programmes either in industry or a clinical setting
  • Developing an understanding of the pragmatic use of digital technologies in the NHS, such as AI/Robotics and wearables
  • A critical approach to the ethics of digitalisation and how this fit with reducing health inequalities.
  • A relevant qualification to enhance your portfolio for working in health or the health technology industries
  • Access to a cutting-edge programme as part of the widening participation programme and improving health in challenged communities and supporting self-care and monitoring in chronic disease.
  • An emphasis on critical analysis and research into digital healthcare.

Fees and funding

UK students
https://www.uclan.ac.uk/study_here/fees_and_finance/uk-eu-tuition-fees.php
International students
https://www.uclan.ac.uk/study_here/fees_and_finance/international_tuition_fees.php

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGCert
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries
Email
cenquiries@uclan.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1772 892400