Healthcare Informatics

Information management and the utilisation of associated technology is becoming a major activity of the healthcare professional. This course is directed to medical practitioners, those in allied professions and also at those working in ICT areas in the health sector.

The course is primarily aimed at existing and future employees in the health service and IT industry sector who are looking to move into the area of Healthcare Informatics, expand their current knowledge in the area, or get more involved in health IT implementation projects in their respective work locations.

The assignments for the various modules are primarily focused on work-based topics, with these assignments being undertaken primarily as group or team work.

This team-based process mirrors the actuality of IT systems implementation projects or health data / business intelligence analysis in this sector.

The course content will be delivered mainly on campus with some modules offering on-line delivery mode, while the majority are face-to-face modules.

The lecturers will come from both UCD and the Health Service to ensure an appropriate mix of theory and application in the content.

Subjects taught

MSc in Healthcare Informatics (90 ECTS) is broken down as follows;

Core modules (40 ECTS):
Clinical Information & Decision Support Systems (10 ECTS)
Biostatistics and Data Management (10 ECTS)
Medical Records (5 ECTS)
Information Visualisation (5 ECTS)
Interoperability, Standards & XML (5 ECTS)
Information Governance in Health (5 ECTS)

Optional modules (20 ECTS), choice of:
AI for Pathology and Histopathology (10 ECTS)
AI for Medical Image Analysis (10 ECTS)
Health Data – What is it and where does it come from? (5 ECTS)
Corporate Information Systems in Health (5 ECTS)
Informatics Systems Implementation in Health (5 ECTS)
Human Computer Interfaces (5 ECTS)
Artificial Intelligence in Health (5 ECTS)
Data Programming with R (5 ECTS)
Personalised Medicine (5 ECTS)
Data Mining in Health (5 ECTS)
Medical Devices and their connectivity (5 ECTS)
Clinical Biomarkers (5 ECTS)
Bioinformatics (5 ECTS)
Data Programming with R (5 ECTS)
Artificial Intelligence in Health (5 ECTS)

Entry requirements

Applicants will normally hold a NQF Level 8 academic award.

Where an applicant does not hold a Level 8 award, consideration will be given to those with relevant and appropriate qualifications and experience working in or closely with the health system. Such candidates may be interviewed to ensure applicability to the programme prior to acceptance.

Candidates who may enter via this route would typically be those currently employed but looking to change the focus of their career into the Health Informatics arena, or those that have health experience but are currently unemployed and looking to re-enter the workforce in the Healthcare Informatics field.


12 / 24 months full-time.

Enrolment dates

Next Intake: September

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

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    Full time,Daytime

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