Digital Health is one of the fastest growing economic sectors worldwide. There's significant potential for the transformation of health care through better and widespread use of digital technologies. This includes a growing role for technology in supporting people to monitor and manage their own health and wellbeing. (The King's Fund 2022) The global digital health market is expected to earn $149.9 billion in 2022 as against $128.80 billion earned in 2021, reflecting a 16.3% growth, said leading financial educational hub StockApps.com, citing a Statista report. (Zawya 2022) This one-year Masters degree is the perfect conversion pathway for recent graduates looking to move into the health and care sector. It's also ideal for existing health and social care practitioners looking to up-skill in digital innovation and move into leadership and transformational roles. Our course is unique because it's: delivered by a broad range of world experts in computing science, information science, psychology, and health services research relevant to real-world practice by being co-designed with the Scottish Government, their innovation centre (the Digital Health & Care Institute) the National Health Service, health and care SMEs and third sector organisations takes a multifaceted whole systems approach involving people, technology, practice and policy You'll learn about state-of-the-art devices (e.g. sensors, wearables, apps), systems (e.g. electronic health records, remote monitoring) and methods (e.g. co-design, machine learning and data analytics). You'll also learn about health and care implementation and innovation and how to deliver real world digital health solutions in context and at scale.
Modules: Design of Usable Health Systems, Digital Health Implementation; Healthy Ageing; Health Economics & Evaluation; Managing Healthcare Operations; Big Data Fundamentals; Health Information Governance; Health & Care Data Analytics & Decision Support; Database Fundamentals; Research Methods; Individual Project
Taught modules are assessed using a combination of individual projects, group projects and final exams. The project is assessed on the quality of the project report (i.e. Master thesis). An overall minimum of 50% across all assessed classes and report is required in order to be awarded the Master in Digital Health Systems.
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- Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals
Minimum second-class Honours degree, or international equivalent in any subject. You must have an English language minimum score of IELTS 6.0 (with no component below 5.5).
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