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Healthcare Informatics

Course Features
- Trains graduates in medical and allied professions and those with an information technology background in healthcare informatics.
- Enables students to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to understand and utilise tools of medical informatics.
- Flexible approach to teaching and learning to accommodate busy clinicians.
- Currently funded under the National Development Plan, Graduate Skills Conversion Programme

Overview
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.

Entry requirements

Who Should Take This Course
This course is primarily targeted towards:
Medical practitioners
Those working in allied professions
ICT professionals working in the health sector

Am I eligible for this course?
Primary university degree in medicine or in an allied profession, or a primary degree in the area of information technology and experience working in the healthcare industry.

Duration

1 year part-time
In semesters one and two the MSc course will run full-time over one week and five Saturday mornings

In semesters one and two the MSc course will run full-time over one week and five Saturday mornings.

Further enquiries

For further information, please contact:
Dr Patrick Felle
Healthcare Informatics
UCD School of Medicine and Medical Science
University College Dublin
Health Sciences Centre
Belfield, Dublin 4.
T: 00353 1 716 6634
F: 00353 1 716 6649
email: zoe.thompson@ucd.ie

Programme Administrator
Mr Steven Masterton
UCD School of Medicine & Medical Science
Health Sciences Centre
UCD Belfield
Dublin 4
T: + 353 1 716 6634
E: med.informatics@ucd.ie

Subjects taught

Course Description
This course is run over 12 months/three semesters. In Semester one & two students have one week of full-time lectures and five Saturday morning sessions, as well as two or three individual tutorials each week. In semester one, students take the HITS online course (run by ICS Skills under supervision of Healthcare Informatics Society of Ireland /Informatics Section of the Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland, RAMI).

Semester one is divided in six modules, which introduce the student to an understanding of:
Basic computer technology
Searching and analysing medical information
Particular technologies in medical information systems
Relevant legislation

Semester two comprises modules in:
Imaging
Data analysis and interoperability
Standards in medical systems
A 15-credit essay module (a review of a medical informatics topic)

This course will comprise five hours of lectures and a supervised research project, the topic for which will be agreed in advance. It will be examined by dissertation.

Application date

Click on the www.ucd.ie/apply link and follow the steps outlined

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