The 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.
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.
AWARD TYPE: Cert
LEVEL:Short Course / CPD
STUDY MODE: Part time
DELIVERY METHOD: Online (no attendance)
COURSE LENGTH: One semester
SCHOOL: School of Sport and Health Sciences
PARTNER COLLEGES: No Partner College
CAMPUS: Online Only
START DATE: September
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.
For information on possible changes to course information, see our Important Information.
The course consists of one module selected from three options covering HI4001 Information and IT Concepts, HI4004 Informatics for Health and Social Care or HI4000 Postgraduate and Professional Study Skills, grounded upon your work-based experiences.
To obtain a Certificate in Health Research Methods a student must complete one module from either:-
The course is available via eLearn.
Assessment is through coursework. A variety of coursework is undertaken including short papers, oral presentations, and electronic presentations.
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.
You can contact the Student Fees and Funding Team via phone, email, or post. If you are on the campus you can call into The 'i', for advice.
Tel: +44 (0)1772 892440
Student Fees and Funding Team, Foster Building 117, UCLan, Preston, PR1 2HE
£880 per 20 credits studied (UK/EU)
University of Central Lancashire
Preston PR1 2HE
Tel. +44 (0)1772 892400