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  • Objectives
    We aim to take students who are already technologically capable and equip them with a range of advanced skills and a deep understanding of the health domain in order to produce professionals capable of using innovative technology to make a significant contribution to improving health care. The programme is distinctive in taking a strong information systems perspective – building a set of advanced transferable skills in areas such as soft systems, process modelling and strategy development and bringing these to focus on the health domain.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements English language requirements: * British Council IELTS - overall score of 6.5 with no element less than 6.0 * TOEFL (paper-based) overall score of 580 with 4.0 in Test of Written English (TWE) * TOEFL (computer-based) overall score of 240 with 4.0 in the Test of Written English (TWE) * TOEFL iBT - overall score of 94 with the reading and speaking element no less than 23, listening element no less than 20 and the writing element no less than 24. Academic entry requirements: * A minimum of a lower second class degree in Computing, IT or a technical or scientific subject with additional evidence of strong IT awareness.
  • Academic Title
    Health Informatics MSc, Diploma, Cert.
  • Course description
    A one year Masters degree for students with a technical, computing or IT background, keen to develop a career in the growing health technology sector. The course will develop a sound understanding of healthcare and the role that information technology is playing in reshaping the industry and improving people's health.

    Duration
    12 months full time, 24 months part time

    Yorkshire Centre for Health Informatics
    YCHI is a leading international centre for health informatics expertise, collaboration and research. It resides within the Institute of Health Sciences which is a multi-disciplinary institute.

    Our mission is to improve heath care practice through high quality research and evidenced based education and training.

    The centre brings together researchers from across the University, companies and NHS staff to help solve the health service’s problems in handling information.

    Current areas of activity include:

        * information support for informed decision-making
        * costs and benefits of electronic health systems
        * health systems organisation
        * quality management of health screening technology
        * professional developement and taught courses in Health Informatics
        * pathology benchmarking

    How you study
    Modules are delivered in the form of one week intensive courses with pre-reading, self study and assessment. This structure allows students flexibility to study part-time or full-time for a certificate, diploma or masters. The MSc Project is student-led with weekly supervision and will typically focus on using an emerging technology to develop an innovative solution for an industry or NHS client

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