Bridging the knowledge gap between healthcare and computing, you’ll graduate with the skills needed to address today’s and tomorrow’s design challenges in developing digital health solutions
Gain a critical understanding of advanced theoretical knowledge, methods and concepts of relevant digital health technologies required for supporting healthcare and social care services and products
Develop specialised technical knowledge and practical skills to take a professional approach to the planning, design and management of digital health products to address real-world healthcare and social care problems
If your first degree is computing or healthcare-related, this course will give you the knowledge and skills to become a visionary digital health technologist
You’ll understand the healthcare and social care perspective and create a strategic view of digital health product development, as well as manage and lead the development of such products and services.
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Research Methods for Health & Social Care: This unit will provide an overview of different research methods used to address clinical research questions. It will cover aspects of research design and how they apply to the question being asked whether the approach is quantitative, qualitative or mixed methods.
Foundations of Health Information Systems: This unit aims to help you learn the fundamentals of health information systems by introducing the key concepts, principles, processes and related issues, and carrying out relevant activities in the analysis and design of health information systems. Besides, the unit will cover health data generation, compilation, analysis, synthesis, communication and analytics. You will develop an understanding of the legal and ethical issues surrounding the implementation of health information systems and the use of electronic health data.
Integrated Digital Healthcare Project: It is essential to build a digital health workforce to bridge the knowledge gap between healthcare and computing and address today’s and tomorrow’s design challenges in developing digital health solutions. This unit aims to equip you with knowledge and skills in the areas of development of healthcare systems and services, with a specific focus on practical case studies. You will undertake a digital healthcare project by applying a software, system and/or project development life cycle.
Human-Centred Design: Computer-based interactive systems refers to as a spectrum of digital products, services and solutions interact with human users in business, social and global contexts. The primary success factor in implementing such systems is to involve the human perspective in all steps of the problem-solving process. You will learn how to design and develop such systems by applying human centred design principles and techniques and carrying out relevant activities in the planning and management to satisfy both business needs and its user requirements. It will also help you develop an understanding of interaction design process and best practices through the exposure to usability, user experience and other related fields.
Individual Master's Project: You will develop an understanding of the characteristics and implications inherent in the solution of a complex, real-world problem within the context of a substantial, independently-conducted piece of work.