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Course Structure


The course runs over two years, part-time. The first year consists of taught modules (60 ECTS), with lectures September - May on Friday afternoons (2-6pm) and Saturday mornings (9am-1pm) to facilitate those in full-time employment. Given the nature of Health Informatics, there is a strong emphasis on practical team-based continuous assessment. In year 2 students receive instruction in research methodology and undertake an independent research project which is reported in the form of a dissertation (30 ECTS).

The list of year one modules currently available to students includes:

  1. Introduction to Health Informatics (10 ECTS)
  2. Health Information Systems (10 ECTS)
  3. Clinical Decision Support Systems (10 ECTS)
  4. Human Computer Interaction in Healthcare (10 ECTS)
  5. Research Paper (10 ECTS)
  6. Introduction to Programming (5 ECTS)
  7. Basic Medical Sciences (5 ECTS)
  8. Imaging (5 ECTS)
  9. Bioinformatics (5 ECTS)

Modules 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 are core, and taken by all students. The other modules are options and students are assigned to either module 6 or module 7 depending on their background, and are required to choose either module 8 or module 9. Year one thus consists of 60 ECTS. It should be noted that not all modules listed may be offered in a given academic year and may be replaced by alternatives.