Become the health data science expert
Upskill to meet the growing need for people with the skills to derive insights from health data.
Health data science is a huge growth area with the explosion in the availability of data and computational power. This Health Data Science PGCert at University of Manchester covers the full range of issues in health data science: from governance to epidemiology, from data management to statistical analysis.
What you will learn
- Bring together the technical, modelling and contextual skills to be a successful health data scientist.
- Apply these skills to real-world problems, harnessing the potential of health data.
- Understand the importance of the patient and the governance surrounding working in the healthcare environment.
- Use case studies provided by existing work and research at the Health eResearch Centre (HeRC) and focus on large and complex health datasets in environments that safeguard patient confidentiality.
his PGCert will upskill you in the fundamentals of health data science. It will equip you with a basic competency in this area so you can understand the operational and governance issues around managing health data, the international context, and fundamental skills in mathematics, statistics and epidemiology to design and analyse simple studies to address business or research questions.
With a focus on highly applicable skills and knowledge, you will also learn through interactive, state-of-the-art simulations that allow you to experience and practice real-world scenarios. You will complete four taught units in year one. You’ll learn through a mix of interactive teaching and have plenty of opportunities to work collaboratively with your peers.