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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Certificate

  • Location

    University of Cumbria

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date

    JAN-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Course overview

Digital technologies for health and care offer enormous potential to improve patient or service user outcomes, increase staff productivity, reduce errors and extend conventional care.

This programme has been designed to support professionals working in any field of health or care with an interest in using digital technology, whether as practitioners, managers or commissioners.

It offers you a continuing professional development opportunity to boost your practice in this area, help if you’re looking for promotion or want to enhance your career and giving you the ability to scope and define a digital health project suitable for implementation within your practice area.

Employers can also commission a bespoke version of the programme to be delivered via blended learning.

Course summary

The PGCert Digital Health programme offers a continuing professional development opportunity for those looking to develop their practice in this area. It is anticipated that you will use the programme to develop a work-based project, with mentored support from course tutors and external champions. We encourage appropriate projects to be selected and developed in conjunction with employers, so that the impact can be maximised.

What you can expect to study

You will develop the ability to synthesise key outcomes and learning, and gain critical appreciation of the drivers and enablers of digital innovation in health and care contexts. You will develop in-depth understanding of the barriers and challenges associated with digital innovation in health and care settings and the skills to rigorously consider the ethics and risks associated with the use of digital technology in health and care. You will also develop the ability to critically reflect upon your practice.

Tuition fees

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£ 4,267per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

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University of Cumbria

  • University League Table

    100th

  • Campus address

    University of Cumbria, Registered Office, Fusehill Street, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA1 2HH, England

Distinct and pioneering, the University of Cumbria’s heritage dates from 1820. Its campuses include two in a World Heritage Site, the idyllic Lake District.
An international scholarship scheme offers a range of awards to all eligible students. The university also offers a £1,000 early payment discount.
For the 2021/22 transition year, all eligible EU, EEA or Swiss students will receive a Fee Discount Scholarship to bring fees in line with UK/home fees.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    55th out of 79 21

  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    123 72%

    40th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    90.0 90%

    26th

    54
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.91 78%

    52nd

    10

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