Short Course

Population Health

The application of digital health at a macro level (big data)

Our Population Health short course will teach you about using 'big data' to improve population health. You'll learn how to make the most of these opportunities.

Why study with us

  • Be part of a digital health ready workforce.
  • Tailor your study to your career aspirations, professional or organisational needs and interests.
  • Online delivery means you can fit your studies around your work and other commitments.

Key course information

Level: Postgraduate, Level 7
Delivery: Online
Study mode: Part-time
Duration: 4 months
Module code: M4085
Start date: September, January and May

The course is taught online and tutorials can be scheduled to suit your work pattern.

Course overview

On successful completion, you will be able to:

  • Discuss in detail the current system of population health in the UK.
  • Assess how macro data sets identify sub-sets of the population at higher risk.
  • Interpret big data in research and the relationship with third parties and public sector held data.
  • Evaluate how macro data sets can contribute to reduce health inequalities.



This course is based in the School of Medicine and Dentistry

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