Digital Skills for Health and Care Professions (MSc, PGDip, PGCert, UniCert)
The first course of its kind in Wales, this postgraduate course enhances the skills of Health and Social Care staff. This course is suited to those who have an interest in expanding and working within the digital landscape of health and care delivery.
This programme was developed in collaboration with the Wales Institute for Digital Information (WIDI) and NHS Wales professionals. WIDI is a strategic partnership between the University of Wales Trinity St David, University of South Wales and Digital Health and Care Wales. This partnership is a key driver for enhancing the digital workforce for the Health and Care Sector within Wales.
The course is designed to fit in around your daily working life
Built by industry professional this course gives ‘real world’ context to your studies
This course offers a ‘step on step off’ approach meaning that you can still gain various levels of postgraduate qualifications without committing to a full Masters Course
Allows you to review digital and informatics not only in your area of work but also across Wales, the UK and wider.
What you will learn
The Digital Skills Programme covers all topic areas around digital and health. This course examines topics surrounding the role technology and data plays in modern health and social care delivery.
The content allows students to learn at a practical and academic level of what digital health and care mean from a Welsh and International perspective.
This course uses a blended learning approach which allows flexibility for our learners to balance study and their full-time roles
This course is aimed at individuals, currently working in a Health or Social Care setting, who wish to further their knowledge and explore a career in Health and Digital.
This course is delivered on a part-time basis.
September – May (Uni Cert)
This includes a residential weekend
The Digital Professional for Health and Care (40 credits)
Enhancing Health and Wellbeing Using Digital Skills (20 credits)
September – August (PGDip)
Service Transformation Through People (20 credits)
Decision Making in Health and Social Care Settings (20 credits)
Data Analytics (20 credits)
September – August (MSc)
Major Project for Digital Professionals (60 credits)
Modules are assessed by coursework and Year 3 comprises the final project and dissertation. It is, therefore, recommended that students wishing to apply outside of a Health and Social Care setting consider their ability to undertake these work-based assessments and final dissertation.
Possession of a minimum of a 2:2 honours degree or professional qualification from a recognised British of overseas institution, or appropriate organisational competency in the digital health and social care field
Applicants must be employed in an appropriate setting to draw on professional context for learning.
The focus of this programme is industry-based and so students who successfully gain qualifications in this subject will enhance career prospects in Digital Health and Social Care.
Bursary / Scholarship Information
You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit our Scholarships and Bursaries section.
This programme has been aligned to the Federation of Informatics Professionals competencies at Senior Practitioner level.
Start Date: September 2021
Residential weekends will be held at our Lampeter Campus.
All other study activities will be a accessed via our learning platform site, alongside interactive sessions with academic guest lecturers and within peer groups conducted virtually.