About the Course
Applications are now open for the course 4 December - 8 December 2017.
In this module, students will learn about communication and communication systems. This will include a study of electronic health records and clinical coding systems. Academic skills are developed and enhanced by an introduction to qualitative research methods.
The module covers the following topics:
- Introduction to coding and classification systems
- Qualitative research methods
- Communication theories and interpersonal skills
- Human computer interaction
- Electronic health records
- Diagnostic Related Groups
- Summarise the importance of good interpersonal communication and team-working.
- Critically discuss the principles of good human-computer interface design.
- Critically appraise the theory behind, and components of, the electronic health record.
- Critically appraise the role of the electronic health record in health care.
- Summarise the need for standardised terminologies.
- Critically appraise the key features of the terminologies currently used in the NHS.
- Critically evaluate the practical issues associated with using standardised terminologies.
- Critically appraise the key components of successful project and programme management.
- Critically evaluate the main qualitative research methods used in health research.
Course Delivered by
Associate Professor Tony Paget
Tony Paget’s background was in psychiatric nursing, but took an early interest in health informatics via participating, then organising the European Summer School of Nursing Informatics through the 1990s. He has been a qualified higher education teacher since 1998 and helped design Swansea University’s successful MSc in health informatics in 1999. He became the course director in 2011.
Judy Jenkins is an experienced and articulate educator. She has been working in academia since 1993, following 10 years in the NHS in a variety of managerial positions and is now a senior member of the health informatics group in the School of Medicine. Judy holds an MSc in Health Informatics, a PGCE in Higher Education and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Her specialist subjects and areas of interest are clinical coding, secondary use of data, leadership and project management, and is module leader for several of the modules on the MSc in Health Informatics which relate to her areas of expertise.
If you have any queries about the entry requirements, please contact the admissions tutor Judy Jenkins.
The Communications and Coding (Module PMIM 201) carries 20 Masters Level Credits and these are awarded on completion of a successful assignment.
However, students who wish to attend for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) purposes only will omit the assessment and be given a Certificate of Completion.
The course fees for EU/UK students for this module are £695.00.
International students please enquire for further details of course fees.
To apply, please complete the form here.
Associate Professor & Course Director
MSc Health Informatics, MSc Health Data Science and MRes Health Informatics
Data Science Building, Swansea University Medical School, Singleton Park, SWANSEA SA2 8PP, Wales, UK
+44 (0)1792 60 6292