Health Information and Health Informatics

Course Type
Postgraduate, Continuing professional development, Module

Health Information and Health Informatics

The aim of the module is to provide students with an understanding of: why health information is important; how to identify valid sources of health information; health information systems the in UK and how they are integrated; the governance structure behind health information; the role of computerised decision support systems; and emerging information related technologies in delivering health care.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the module, you will be able to:
1. Develop, collate and appraise suitable health information data and systems to describe given health conditions
2. Understand and interpret current trends and future developments in population health data collection and storage
3. Critically analyse governance structures in handling health information related data
4. Understand the principles of the role of computerised decision support tools in the management of health conditions at a population level.


10 credits

Module Attendance Required

1 block week of teaching.

Module Dates

Module dates to be confirmed.


One written assignment.

Module Coordinators

Professor Krishnarajah Nirantharakumar
Dr Nicola Adderley

Stand alone Course

This module can be taken as a standalone course. It can be assessed or non assessed. To apply, please contact the Programme Coordinator on 0121 414 7577 or at

All applications must be received a minimum of one month before the start date of the module. For further information on fees or entry requirements, please contact the Programme Administrator.

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