A postgraduate qualification in Digital Health will equip you with the skills and knowledge you will need to thrive as healthcare evolves to take advantage of digital technologies.
There’s an increasing need for digital-based healthcare solutions to meet the changing needs and expectations of patients, health and social care professionals, and service providers to evolve and succeed with developments in information management and technology.
- To provide an overview and deeper understanding of digital health including the types of solutions, applications of those solutions, challenge to successful application and the impact of progressing digital health on patients across the UK
- To equip students to understand the application of artificial intelligence, wider informatics applications, and their application in healthcare
- To equip students with the knowledge and skills to encourage continuous consideration of digital health solutions to support their practice
- To understand how digital technology is being, and could be, developed further to help support remote and rural medicine
- To provide students with skills to critically appraise evidence of the effectiveness of new technologies in health
- To understand the role of digital health in reducing health inequalities and improve access to, and promotion of, ‘health’ in challenged or hard to reach populations
- To understand the regulations, regulatory framework, governance of public acceptability of new technologies in healthcare
- To equip students in their future practice of how best to encourage adoption of digital health across health and social care sectors
- To provide students with the opportunity to undertake an element of independent study (MSc only)
- The Digital Health MSc consists of seven 20-credit modules and the final Dissertation module, which is worth 40 credits. The total number of credits therefore is 180.
- There are 3 exit points in this course: the PGCert, PGDip and MSc. The PGCert consists of three compulsory 20 credit modules. PGDip then continues with 3 elective modules chosen from a selection of seven modules. MSc consists of the Research Methods module, followed by the final Dissertation module.
- The delivery of the modules follows the semesters of the academic year.
Compulsory Modules (20 credits)
MB4085: Population Health
MB4066: Research Methods for Clinical Practice, Education and Management (20 credits) AND MB4022: Dissertation (40 credits)
MB4060: Evidence Based Practice (20 credits) AND MB4003: Professional Project (40 credits)
Elective Modules (20 credits)
MB4081: Augmented Reality in Healthcare
MB4083: Implantable Technologies
MB4084: Patient Monitoring
MB4087: Self-care with the aid of technologies (Apps and Wearables)
MB4088: Smart Pharma
- This programme is taught fully online. At no point in time do students need to come to the University to complete their studies. Study materials and interactions are delivered through our cutting-edge learning system and other communication tools.
- Course materials are designed to provide variety of media and to maximise engagement. They include: mini-lectures, animations, interactive e-learning units, audio recordings, exercises, reflections, discussions, workshops, tutorials and other.
- Students’ assessment will encompass a series of differing methodologies dependent on the selected educational pathway. For example: reflective coursework, presentations/viva, written summaries, case studies and assessment of acquired skills and knowledge.
- All assessments are conducted and submitted online and wherever possible are subject to thorough plagiarism checks.
Each 20-credit module has one fee, which applies to both international and UK students. Currently this is set at £1,100
“I have a passion for digital health and the things that really could be done in the future for patients and for clinicians in improving access and improving safety in a digital way for healthcare.”
Founder and CEO at Q doctor