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:
- Introduction to Health Informatics (10 ECTS)
- Health Information Systems (10 ECTS)
- Clinical Decision Support Systems (10 ECTS)
- Human Computer Interaction in Healthcare (10 ECTS)
- Research Paper (10 ECTS)
- Introduction to Programming (5 ECTS)
- Basic Medical Sciences (5 ECTS)
- Imaging (5 ECTS)
- 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.