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Key course details

Location Online
Duration Part-time, 1 Year
Start date January 2019, April 2019, September 2019
Entry Requirements Programme Specification

Digital technologies for health and care offer enormous potential to improve patient or service user outcomes, increase staff productivity, reduce errors and extend conventional care.

This programme has been designed to support professionals working in any field of health or care with an interest in using digital technology, whether as practitioners, managers or commissioners.

It offers you a continuing professional development opportunity to boost your practice in this area, help if you’re looking for promotion or want to enhance your career and giving you the ability to scope and define a digital health project suitable for implementation within your practice area.

Employers can also commission a bespoke version of the programme to be delivered via blended learning.

Why Choose University of Cumbria

  • Opportunity to study for a level 7 qualification in Digital Health
  • Facility to develop the Postgraduate certificate to a Masters qualification through the Practice Development Framework
  • Support from tutors who are research active in digital health
  • Support from external champions with experience of digital innovation in health and care.
  • Flexible study via distance learning to fit around your work commitments and lifestyle
  • Blackboard, the Virtual Online Learning Environment, is used to deliver module content
  • Access to discussion groups, webinars, blogs and video content
  • A wealth of additional learning materials and support in your studies via our EResources
  • The opportunity to develop a work-based project which fits in with your work, potentially enhancing your career and practice

News and Events

Boost to health research with launch of new support service

Posted: 18 Feb 2019

A service to help researchers in north Cumbria secure funding for health and social care research is launching in Carlisle later this month. The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Research Design Service North East and North Cumbria is launching at The University of Cumbria’s Fusehill Street Campus in Carlisle on Thursday 28 February.

University to start new research into approaches for early diagnosis of cancer

Posted: 4 Feb 2019

The University of Cumbria is proud to announce that it is starting new research that will help to shape future national NHS cancer services. The university’s Health and Social Care Evaluations (HASCE) team has secured £50,000 from the Northern Cancer Alliance (NCA) for the nine-month ‘Vague Symptoms Pathways Research’ project. Academics will explore the implementation of several specialist multi-disciplinary diagnostic centres in northern England.

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Future Health (2 x webinar)

Tue 5 Mar 2019

The futures programmes at the University of Cumbria is open to all students who are interested in discovering university by attending 2 webinars, plus secure a guaranteed interview or offer on a selection of University of Cumbria degrees.

Campus Tour

Wed 6 Mar 2019

An opportunity to visit our Fusehill Street Campus.