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Health Informatics PGCert

Health Informatics PGCert

School of Health Sciences

Level

Post- graduate

Mode

Taught

Campus

Preston

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University of Central Lancashire
Preston, PR1 2HE, UK.

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Email: cenquiries@uclan.ac.uk

  • Duration:

    Part-time: One year

  • Level:

    Postgraduate

  • Mode:

    Taught

  • Delivery:

    eLearning, Part-time

  • Campus:

    Preston

  • Start Date:

    September

  • Award Type:

    PGCert

Why study this programme?

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.

Entry Requirements

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.

Programme at a Glance

Year 1

  • HI4000 Postgraduate and Professional Study Skills
  • HI4001 Information and IT Concepts for Health and Social Care

Plus one optional module from the list below:

  • HI4004 Informatics for Health and Social Care
  • HI4002 Quantitative Methodology for Health and Social Research
  • HI4003 Qualitative Methodology for Health and Social Research

Postgraduate Advice Event

The next UCLan Postgraduate Advice Event will be on Thursday 10th November 2016.
For details and registration for this event please visit our Eventbrite page.
Please contact Course Enquiries with any queries regarding postgraduate study and research.

Further Information

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:

 

  • HI4000 Postgraduate and Professional Study Skills, that is grounded upon your workbased experiences; and 
  • HI4001 Information and IT Concepts for Health and Social Care.

 

An alternative option allows a student to incorporate a module in either:

 

  • HI4002 Quantitative Methodology for Health and Social Research, or 
  • HI4003 Qualitative Methodology for Health and Social Research.

 

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.

 

How to Apply

You can apply for many of the postgraduate UCLan courses using our Online Application System.

For other postgraduate courses you can apply directly to UCLan by downloading a Postgraduate Application Form (.pdf 190KB) please also see our Postgraduate Application Guidance Notes (.pdf 158KB).

Course Specification and Handbook

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:

Applications

Apply now or see further information about postgraduate study and research. International students should visit our international pages.

Contact Us

Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400

Email: cenquiries@uclan.ac.uk

Fees 2017/18

Full-time: N/A
Part-time: TBC

Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated and may be subject to increase annually in line with UK Retail Price Index inflation rate

Further information:

For 2016/17 fees please refer to our fees page.

Industry Links

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.

Learning Environment and Assessment

The course is available via eLearn.

Assessment is through coursework. A variety of coursework is undertaken including short papers, oral presentations, and electronic presentations.