Part-time: One year
The Postgraduate Certificate in Health Informatics is a distance learning course, available via eLearning and is recognised as contributing to UK Council for Health Informatics Professions (UKCHIP) continuing professional development.
Postgraduate Health Informatics is designed to provide a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) qualification. Handling information and evidence effectively is necessary for all working in health and social care domains, and this postgraduate course provides such key skills.
Health Informatics addresses a wide range of operational care and management perspectives, illustrates principles applicable right across the health sector and takes theory into practice. It is ideal for demonstrating your competence in informatics to support the care domain and could contribute towards meeting your continuing professional development goals.
Applications are welcome from individuals with limited educational experience but who have relevant work / life experience. The course will be of interest to those who have the intention of further developing their careers and can demonstrate the ability to cope with and benefit from study at this level.
Plus one optional module from the list below:
The date of the next UCLan Postgraduate Advice Event will be confirmed soon, in the meantime please contact Course Enquiries with any queries regarding postgraduate study and research.
The course consists of three modules. Normally, a student would study: •HI4004 Informatics for Health and Social Care.
This is supported by two mandatory modules:
An alternative option allows a student to incorporate a module in either:
The course addresses a wide range of operational care and management perspectives, illustrates principles applicable right across the care sectors and takes theory into practice. It is ideal for demonstrating your competence in informatics to support the care domain and could contribute towards meeting your continuing professional development goals.
You can apply for many of the postgraduate UCLan courses using our Online Application System.
For a concise summary of the main features of this course, see our course specification.
For information on possible changes to course information, see our Important Information.
For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry:
Part-time: £800 per 20 credits Studied
Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated and may be subject to increase annually in line with UK Retail Price Index inflation rate
For 2016/17 fees please refer to our fees page.
This course is recognised as contributing to UK Council for Health Informatics Professions (UKCHIP) continuing professional development. The course learning outcomes map to Health Informatics National Occupational Standards and Key Skills Framework.
The course is available via eLearn.
Assessment is through coursework. A variety of coursework is undertaken including short papers, oral presentations, and electronic presentations.