The PGCert Digital Health programme offers a continuing professional development opportunity for those looking to develop their practice in this area. It is anticipated that you will use the programme to develop a work-based project, with mentored support from course tutors and external champions. We encourage appropriate projects to be selected and developed in conjunction with employers, so that the impact can be maximised.
What you can expect to study
You will develop the ability to synthesise key outcomes and learning, and gain critical appreciation of the drivers and enablers of digital innovation in health and care contexts. You will develop in-depth understanding of the barriers and challenges associated with digital innovation in health and care settings and the skills to rigorously consider the ethics and risks associated with the use of digital technology in health and care. You will also develop the ability to critically reflect upon your practice.
Students studying this programme will be able to offer a reasoned justification for the implementation of a digital health technologies project within a field of practice. This will include the ability to scope and define a digital health project suitable for implementation within their practice area, and to produce a robust implementation plan and evaluation strategy for their digital health project.
Assessment, Feedback, and Teaching and Learning methods
1st or 2nd class honours degree.
Students with other qualifications may be admitted to the course, please contact the Enquiry Centre for further details.
Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) may be considered for relevant prior learning at the same academic level.
More information about levels and credits.
Students applying to study this module should have a basic level of digital fluency and access to online computer facilities; be interested in developing technology within the health and social care arena; and commit to attempting the assessment.
Making your application
Applications should be made online directly to the university using the apply now button above. For more details and guidance, please contact email@example.com. There is no official closing date but we would encourage you to apply as early as possible, as many courses are competitive.
What makes a good application?
We consider all aspects of your application, not simply your qualifications and grades. We look at your academic background and performance, relevant experience (particularly for professional courses where some voluntary or paid experience is required) and your reference. Above all, we look for motivation, commitment and potential - evidence that you can benefit from study at higher education level.
Make sure you include:
- Relevant qualifications/evidence of ability: check our website for the specific entry requirements required for each course. Tell us your previous academic results and your projected grades.
- A supportive reference, from an employer or your school or college.
- A good personal statement.
Explain clearly what attracts you to the course and tell us about your wider interests and experience. If you are applying for a course that incorporates professional training and placements, you should include any relevant experience or visits you have made in the workplace. Highlight your individual strengths and qualities, personal skills, capacity for teamwork, contribution to the community and your enterprise, originality and determination. Select some activities which bring out these qualities.
When we receive your application, we will send you an acknowledgement and if you are successful at this stage you will get either - an offer (with an invitation to visit the campus to which you have applied), or - an invitation to interview on a particular date. If we are not able to offer you a place on your chosen course we will usually try to offer you a place on a similar course and will contact you to discuss this. Alternatively, if we think you are suitable, but cannot offer you a place on your preferred campus because of the level of competition, we will offer you a place at another campus if one is available.
And if I accept?
The admissions team will contact you and send further information from February onwards about accommodation, and from May/June onwards about preparing to join the university. If you have any other queries, please telephone the admissions offices for information and advice on 0845 6061144.
We welcome applications for deferred entry on some courses. If you have specific plans during your year out, indicate these on your personal statement as they may be relevant to your course and could enhance your application.
Please see the international pages of our website for full details of our entry requirements (including English Language skills) as well as contacts for advice and support.
From 2009 the UK Border Agency introduced a Points-Based Immigration System (PBS) for students coming to the UK from outside the European Economic Area (EEA).
Students entering higher education will need to obtain a Confirmation of Acceptance (CAS) plus finance confirmation to obtain a Tier 4 student visa.
UK education providers are licensed by the UK Border Agency. When students apply for their visa (or entry clearance) they will need a valid Certificate of Acceptance of Studies from the university. Please note that a CAS is not a guarantee that a visa will be issued.
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