The current model of healthcare delivery in the UK is subject to unprecedented challenges. An ageing population, the impact of lifestyle factors and increasing costs mean that the existing approaches will become unsustainable. This, coupled with a drive to personalized medicine, presents an opportunity for a step change in healthcare delivery. To do this we need to make best use of the health data we collect and to create a better understanding of the relationship between treatments, outcomes, patients and costs.
The programme is aimed at students who are based in the workforce who are currently employed in the NHS, industry and academia.
The course aims to provide participants with the key skills to work as a Health Data Scientist in a variety of sectors and organisations. At the end of the course students will have knowledge and skills in:
- a range of health information systems and technologies
- how to manage and analyse large scale data
- ethics and governance issues around health data
- statistical and machine-learning methods
- the healthcare context, processes and environment
- clinical and biological problems
- working in inter-disciplinary teams