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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

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Posted: 18 Jul 2019

As a young girl Amelia Murphy dislocated her knee playing football and told the paramedics who treated her that she wanted to join the emergency services. “Join us,” they quipped, “it’s the best job in the world.” She said she wished they could have seen her graduate at Carlisle Cathedral this week with a paramedic practice Diploma in Higher Education from University of Cumbria (UoC).

Therapist and wellbeing team praised by successful social work student

Posted: 17 Jul 2019

A mother of two has praised the university therapist and wellbeing service that have helped her through the loss of her parents and financial problems suffered over the last four years. Kimberley Jones relocated from Leeds to Cumbria with her two young children to embark on a social work degree at the University of Cumbria, going on to complete the course and graduate this week.

Creating digital health services in the real world

Posted: 1 Mar 2019

We’ve been talking about digital health for quite a few years now, our course is designed to help industry professionals take their place of work into the new world of digital.

Communicate - Festival of Mental Health 2019

Fri 19 Jul 2019

The writer lost both his parents whilst he was in his twenties, shut down, not communicating, and a few years later, was diagnosed with PTSD.

Postgraduate Open Day

Sat 17 Aug 2019

There are many fantastic reasons to embark on one of our postgraduate courses, whether it’s to give yourself that extra advantage when applying for jobs, progress your current career or even if you just love your chosen subject and want to explore it further.