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Healthcare Informatics

Graduate Diploma Healthcare Informatics

Course Features

-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.


-Students who achieve acceptable grades in this programme may proceed to take the MSc in Healthcare Informatics.


Course Overview

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


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


What Will I Learn?

Course overview

Information management and the utilisation of associated technology is becoming a major activity of the healthcare professional. Our courses are designed to train graduates in medical and allied professions in healthcare informatics.

Entry requirements

Am I Eligible for this Course?

Eligibility criteria

Candidates should possess a 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.


International Applicants

International applicants should contact the academic programme director for a full list of entry requirements.

Further enquiries

Academic Programme Director

Dr. Pat Felle

UCD School of Medicine & Medical Science

Health Sciences Centre

UCD Belfield

Dublin 4

E: patrick.felle@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

Semester 1

-This course will comprise a taught course run over a number of Saturdays and a number of full days in November and December (dates to be confirmed), self-directed online learning incorporating the HITS Course from ICS Skills / Healthcare Informatics Society of Ireland and project work.


-The semester coursework will comprise six 5-credit modules.


Semester 2

-This semester will comprise a taught course run over 1 week full-time and 4 afternoons, self-directed online learning, group and personal project work. Successful students can either be awarded the Graduate Diploma or progress to the MSc in Medicine (Healthcare Informatics).


-The semester coursework will comprise three 5-credit modules and one 15-credit "options" module.

Application date

Apply Online

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

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake: September

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