The course is primarily aimed at existing and future employees in the health service and IT industry sector who are looking to move into the area of Healthcare Informatics, expand their current knowledge in the area, or get more involved in health IT implementation projects in their respective work locations.
The assignments for the various modules are primarily focused on work-based topics, with these assignments being undertaken primarily as group or team work.
This team-based process mirrors the actuality of IT systems implementation projects or health data / business intelligence analysis in this sector.
MSc in Healthcare Informatics (90 ECTS) is broken down as follows;
Core modules (40 ECTS):
Optional modules (20 ECTS), choice of:
Research / Dissertation module (30ECTS)
The lecturers will come from both UCD and the Health Service to ensure an appropriate mix of theory and application in the content.
Applicants will normally hold a NQF Level 8 academic award.
Where an applicant does not hold a Level 8 award, consideration will be given to those with relevant and appropriate qualifications and experience working in or closely with the health system. Such candidates may be interviewed to ensure applicability to the programme prior to acceptance.
Candidates who may enter via this route would typically be those currently employed but looking to change the focus of their career into the Health Informatics arena, or those that have health experience but are currently unemployed and looking to re-enter the workforce in the Healthcare Informatics field.
This course is eligible for UCD Global Excellence Scholarships. For more information on these scholarships and application details visit this link.
For information on cost, please see UCD Fees website.
A number of places for this course are government funded under the Human Capital Initiative (HCI) via the Springboard.ie website. The following are eligible to apply for courses (subject to the applicant meeting all requirements, e.g. academic requirements):
Depending on your situation, the fees are provided in full or subsidised. For more information, and to apply, please visit www.springboard.ie .