Healthcare demand currently exceeds supply worldwide and there’s a need for radical and innovative IT solutions. That’s why health providers and leading multinationals are investing massively in technology, and demand for individuals qualified in health informatics and data sciences is high.
Whether you come from a clinical setting, or have a background in data analysis, our course is particularly suited to professionals looking to gain a postgraduate qualification while working. Expand your knowledge and understanding of health informatics and health data science techniques directly relevant to your career to bolster your professional development.
To prepare you for these unique challenges ahead, at Leeds you’ll:
explore a new and innovative approach to health informatics, statistics and computer science that focuses on patient benefit and evidence-based, high quality healthcare.
address human and technical challenges in healthcare.
develop your knowledge of fundamental statistical, social, and governance concepts
study a multidisciplinary approach to health informatics with a social science perspective as well as health economics and behavioural sciences.
Through years of teaching and research, we’ve developed a strong national and international reputation in health informatics and data science. Our staff are actively engaged in delivering education and skills, and are involved in a variety of ongoing research projects to improve and redesign NHS services to better serve patients. Developing research capacity in health informatics and data science is a priority area for the UK’s National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), and staff contribute expertise to the NIHR Academy’s Research Methods Incubator. With us, you will be actively involved in listening to, and informing, the informatics and data science agenda for health.
You will benefit from our location too. The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is the largest UK hospital Trust. Leeds is also the headquarters for many Department of Health organisations, including NHS Digital and NHS England, who have historically provided guest speakers to the course. Leeds is also home to a thriving digital economy, including leading healthcare technology providers TPP (SystmOne) and EMIS.