Taught course

Digital Health Transformation

University of Limerick · Faculty of Science and Engineering

Entry requirements

A healthcare administrator, healthcare manager or healthcare professional who holds a primary undergraduate degree (NFQ, 2.2 honours or higher)


An applicant who holds a primary undergraduate degree (2.2 honours or higher) in a health sciences discipline


An information technology specialist who holds a primary undergraduate degree (2.2 honours or higher) with experience of working in a healthcare setting.


An applicant with at least five years work experience in a healthcare related industry who can satisfy the course admission team that they have the ability to complete and benefit from this course.

Applicants may be asked to attend interview.

Months of entry


Course content

Implementing large-scale change involving digital health technologies requires an organisation to prepare leaders who:

  • are flexible, highly adaptable and motivated by outcomes that realise benefits
  • have the capacity to build patient-centred models of care, engaging with stakeholders to realise the benefits of digital technologies in health and social care to empower patients and enhance their experiences
  • can effectively and consistently engage with patients and staff, bridging cultural differences and managing varying attitudes to change
  • would be capable of directing the planning and deployment of resources in a digital transformation project
  • can build a business case for cooperating with process improvements and emerging digital technologies to facilitate information sharing in a more integrated care environment to improve clinical development and clinical outcomes
  • appreciate the need to capture and disseminate lessons from implementation and deployment of digital technologies

Could this be you? If so, you may wish to apply for the MSc. in Digital Health Transformation.


Taking cognisance of the social, legal, ethical and technical issues and ensuring compliance with the standards and regulations governing systems in the healthcare domain, this course aims to develop digital health transformation agents with the skills, knowledge and abilities to:

  • explore healthcare ecosystem developments, engaging patients, providers, payers, policy makers, pharmacies and pharmaceuticals (6Ps) to facilitate collaboration and knowledge sharing to realise the value potential of these innovative partnerships; and
  • lead core, adjacent and transformational innovations in a healthcare environment, taking a disciplined approach to advancing their understanding of exponential technologies (such as mobility, genomics, imaging and analytics) in order to realise the transformative power of digital disruptions

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    18 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Annette McElligott