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University of West London: Health Informatics

Institution University of West London
Department School of Computing and Engineering
Study type Taught


The initiative to digitise health and genomics information has created a strong demand for medical informatics professionals. This course will provide you with the broad grounding you need for a range of careers as a health informatics or bioinformatics practitioner in the public and private sectors, within the UK or overseas.

We have designed this degree for graduates with analytical and inquisitive minds who want to work in professional roles that encompass computing and biology, medicine or healthcare. Your studies will help you to develop the Information Communications Technology (ICT) skills and knowledge required to support and improve health and healthcare delivery.

This course has been structured with the modern healthcare sector in mind. Through your studies, you will develop a professional outlook on the effective use of data, information, knowledge and technology in healthcare.

You will learn about the information systems used to manage healthcare, knowledge and data management and leadership and management competence. Your dissertation that will allow you to focus on an area of particular interest and apply your what you have learnt on the course.

Our experienced tutors will provide you with the high-quality teaching and the personal support you need to make the most of your university education.

As a student on this health informatics course you will also benefit from the partnerships that UWL’s School of Computing and Engineering has developed with companies such as Amazon. You will gain vital transferable skills that can be effectively used in healthcare and other industries. These include:

  • integration with big data

  • cloud computing

  • cyber security

Master of Science - MSc (PG)

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