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PG Cert

Health Informatics

1 Year
September 2023
Distance Learning

Handling information and evidence effectively is essential if you work in health and social care. Our Health Informatics postgraduate certificate course gives you these skills.

Why study with us

  • The course provides continuing professional development.
  • The course meets the needs of a wide spectrum of students from a range of backgrounds including clinical practice, clinical governance, information management and technology, and research and development.
  • The course will give you an appreciation of the political and professional context of health and social care.

What you’ll do

  • By the end of your studies, you’ll understand the role of information, information management and technology within health and social care.
  • You’ll also be able to use knowledge of related strategy documents, including coding, and information governance in health and social care.

Module overview

Course delivery

This is a distance learning course which is taught entirely online with no face-to-face teaching.


Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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Academic expertise

Future careers

Our graduates go on to jobs in knowledge and information management and clinical informatics. Roles include health informatics managers, directors of services, information and communication technology workers and health records staff.

Fees and funding

Distance Part-time£867 per 20 credits
Distance Part-time£933 per 20 credits
Distance Part-time£933 per 20 credits

Scholarships and bursaries

We have a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

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This course is based in the School of Sport and Health Sciences located in the Faculty of Allied Health and Wellbeing

For information on possible changes to course information, see our essential and important course information

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