School of Computing

Health Informatics

Health Informatics

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Prepare for the digital future of healthcare.

“Within 20 years, 90% of all jobs in the NHS will require some element of digital skills. Staff will need to be able to navigate a data-rich healthcare environment. All staff will need digital and genomics literacy.” The Topol Review 2019

Learn key concepts of using digital technologies to benefit patients, with Health Informatics training for healthcare professionals:

  • designed to meet the needs of NHS staff – suitable for Clinicians, Nurses, Pharmacists, IT personnel, Clinical Coders, and other healthcare professionals interested in learning about Health Informatics
  • latest knowledge delivered by leading academics and experts
  • brand new course by Newcastle University co-developed with Health Education England North East and North Cumbria
  • no prior knowledge on any of the topics needed
  • flexible learning of 3 learning hours
  • Sessions can booked individually, or as the whole course of 10
  • The programme is offered fully online and consists of a pre-recorded lecture and a scheduled interactive ‘live’ session (1 to 2 hours depending on the topic)

For full information please download the course handbook

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"An amazing collaboration between the Institute of Coding at Newcastle University and Health Education England (NE & N Cumbria). This ground breaking programme, the first to be accredited by the Faculty of Clinical Informatics, aimed at clinicians in all health service professions new to Informatics will help develop CCIOs and CIOs of the future."

John Davison, Consultant Geriatrician, Associate Dean, Health Education England (NE & N Cumbria).

Our Health Informatics programme in 2019/20 was the first to be accredited by the Faculty of Clinical Informatics UK.
Our 2020/21 programme has been submitted for accreditation. 

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