Who should study MSc Health Informatics?
This course is suitable for current informaticians, those working in the health and healthcare sector, and graduates preparing for a career in health informatics. Applicants from non-graduates with domain experience are welcome.
Students must complete 6 modules (5 core and 1 further module from a choice of two) to earn a minimum of 120 credits in total in Part One and produce a dissertation on a relevant health informatics topic in Part Two to graduate. Each module for this course requires five days of intensive study in Swansea. This will be augmented by preparatory and reflective material supplied via the course website before and after your visit.
Students are required to attend the University for 1 week (5 consecutive days) for each module in Part One. You will also need to set aside time to attend tutorials and assessments. Attendance during Part Two is negotiated with the supervisor.
The core modules and the dissertation are compulsory, and must be completed when undertaking the programme. Each module develops students' research skills in relation to the topics covered.
Part 1: Course modules (each module is assigned 20 credits)
PMIM 101 Health Informatics in Context
PMIM 201 Communications and Coding
PMIM 301 Using Secondary Health Data
PMIM 401 Systems and Technologies
PMIM 501 Knowledge Management
This course has two pathways for health informaticians who wish to specialise in one of the following areas:
Part 1: Selective modules (each module is assigned 20 credits)
PMIM 601 Health Informatics Research
PMIM 603 Leadership in Project Management
Part 2: Project & Dissertation
PMIM 701 Health Informatics Research Project
PMIM 703 Work-based Project Portfolio