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Postgraduate Certificate in Healthcare Data and Informatics

University of Cambridge

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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Certificate

  • Location

    University of Cambridge

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    01-OCT-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Cambridge is a world-leading centre for innovation in electronic patient and clinical trial data. This is underpinned by an extensive and vibrant community of clinicians, researchers, entrepreneurs, and commercial and public sector organisations. There is a recognised shortage of the appropriate technical and practical skills in the workforce to effectively utilise the opportunities presented by healthcare data.

This Postgraduate Certificate has been designed to provide an introduction to the research skills, governance and innovation needed to work successfully with healthcare data. In addition students will be equipped with the skills necessary to understand how healthcare data relates to populations, health conditions and clinical outcomes and learn how to work with healthcare data in an effective manner. The programme will develop individuals with the necessary knowledge and skills to be able to understand and critically evaluate electronic healthcare data and its application for healthcare research.

The course will: Provide professionally relevant teaching and learning of the knowledge and skills at the forefront of the successful understanding and utilisation of electronic healthcare data. Develop healthcare data experts with the necessary expertise, and originality of application, to pursue and expand their roles in the rapidly evolving environment of healthcare data. Promote a comprehensive understanding of the practical and ethical considerations relevant to healthcare data and informatics. Ensure a systems-based approach to the critical analysis and development of improvements in healthcare systems. Provide work-relevant learning around the current problems, best-practice, challenges and potential solutions in the use of healthcare data. Create a professional network of like-minded individuals as leaders in the field of healthcare data. Provide students with the skills and knowledge to make value-based judgments around how to extract, refine, and structure data to permit effective healthcare research.

Tuition fees

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£ 9,452per year

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

University information

University of Cambridge

  • University League Table

    2nd

  • Campus address

    University of Cambridge, The Old Schools, Trinity Lane, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 1TN, England

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