Taught course

Health Informatics

University of Limerick · Faculty of Science and Engineering

Entry requirements

A Health Care Administrator/Clerical Officer, Health Care Manager or Health Care Professional who holds a primary undergraduate degree (2.2 honours) An applicant who holds a primary undergraduate degree (2.2 honours ) in a health sciences discipline An IT specialist who holds a primary undergraduate degree (2.2 honours) with experience of working in a health care setting. Note your degree must be an Honours (Level 8 - National Qualifications Authority of Ireland)

Months of entry


Course content

Health informatics is a multi-disciplinary, multi-dimensional field. This field focuses on the creation, modelling, management and sharing of health data and knowledge to support data analysis and timely decision making in medicine and health care together with the information science and technology to support these tasks. It is not solely a technical discipline but focuses on the relationship between the technology and its use in real-world settings i.e. solutions are designed in context, taking into account the social, cultural and organisational settings in which computing and information technology will be used in health care sectors.

Information for international students

Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of either prior successful completion of a degree qualification taught through the medium of English or meet one of the Universities English Language Requirements. Please visit http://www.ul.ie/graduateschool/non-european-applicants for the list of requirements

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Norah Power