- A one year full-time taught masters programme that has been running successfully since 2001 and has an international reputation.
- This course is also available for three years part-time study with minimum attendance requirements.
- Accredited by the UK Council for Health Informatics Professions Education Quality Assurance Scheme.
- Uses state-of-the-art technologies and has a strong focus on practical experience.
- Strongly linked with National Health Services organisations and industry within the Life Science sector in Wales, UK.
- This course is based within the award winning Centres for Excellence for Administrative Data and eHealth Research of Swansea University, awarded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and Medical Research Council (MRC), enhancing the quality of the course.
This programme is designed for healthcare professionals and those who want to increase their knowledge and skills in health informatics. Accredited by the UK Council for Health Informatics Professions (UKCHIP), the programme uses state-of-the-art technologies and has a strong focus on practical experience is strongly linked with National Health Service (NHS) organisations, other research institutes and industry within the Life Science sector in Wales, UK.
Who should study MSc Health Informatics?
This course is suitable for current informaticians, those working in the health and healthcare sector, and graduates preparing for a career in health informatics. Applicants from non-graduates with domain experience are welcome.
Students must complete 6 modules (5 core and 1 further module from a choice of two) to earn a minimum of 120 credits in total in Part One and produce a dissertation of not more than 20,000 words on a relevant health informatics topic in Part Two to graduate. Each module for this course requires five days of intensive study in Swansea. This will be augmented by preparatory and reflective material supplied via the course website before and after your visit.
Students are required to attend the University for 1 week (5 consecutive days) for each module in Part One. Attendance during Part Two is negotiated with the supervisor.
The core modules and the dissertation are compulsory, and must be completed when undertaking the programme. Each module develops students' research skills in relation to the topics covered.
Part 1: Course modules (each module is assigned 20 credits)
PMIM 101 Health Informatics in Context
PMIM 201 Communications and Coding
PMIM 301 Using Secondary Health Data
PMIM 401 Systems and Technologies
PMIM 501 Knowledge Management
Part 1: Optional modules (each module is assigned 20 credits)
PMIM 601 Health Information Research
PMIM 603 Leadership in Project Management
Part 2: Project & Dissertation
PMIM 702 Health Data Project
PMIM 703 Work-based Project Portfolio
This course introduces two pathways for health informaticians who wish to specialise in one of the following areas:
1. Health Informatics Research
2. Leadership in Project Management