Staffordshire University

Staffordshire University

Health Informatics

This course is the multidisciplinary scientific field concerned with the acquisition, storage, retrieval, communication, and optimal use of health information for problem solving and decision-making. Health Informatics has as its driving goals the improvement of health and healthcare, and the advancement of the biomedical and health sciences. The Health Informatics course enables participants to enhance their professional skills with applications of emergent technologies in the health workplace. The course focuses on the principles governing the management of health information and health knowledge, and considers these principles in relation to the roles of patients and of the different professions involved in delivering healthcare (clinical, technical and managerial).

Entry requirements

Applicants will normally: possess an honours degree of class (2:1) or above (awarded by a United Kingdom university) or equivalent; have a minimum of one year working professional experience in a public health role, community, government setting, or similar. Most students are already working full-time in a related area. For those with a professional qualification, Accreditation of Prior Achievement (APA) will be considered. Students whose first language is not English require either: IELTS level 7.0 overall with level 7.0 in reading and writing specifically or TOEFL 600 (paper-based), 250 (computer-based) or minimum of 100 (Internet-based test) or Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English Grade B; We will also require two references, a copy of your current Curriculum Vitae (CV) and evidence of existing Higher Educational Qualifications.

Course modules

Modules include: Principles of epidemiology; research methods and data analysis; health informatics and use of health data; routine data sources and data manipulation; public health principles and practice; Master's dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PgDip Distance learning September 2016 - 2 years

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