About the Course

We next expect to offer this course as CPD in academic year 2018/2019.

Health data scientists making use of computational and storage resources will eventually be called to present their findings to an audience. The objective of this module is to enable students to choose and produce appropriate static and dynamic visualisations of health data using a range of media.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Examine the key elements of the human visual system and how it affects scene comprehension.
  2. Identify the basic typographic and graphic elements available to a designer to structure an efficient static ordynamic presentation.
  3. Critically evaluate and select graphical elements that are best suited for a presentation requirement based oncontent and medium (e.g. journal publication, poster, online and other media).
  4. Critically evaluate existing data visualisations.
  5. Design a series of visualisations, which incorporate static, dynamic and interactive elements.
  6. Relate the role of health data science in conducting epidemiological research.
  7. Write a brief research proposal and design a visualization that conveys efficiently its key points.

Who Should Attend

This is a technical course designed for beginners or individuals who may have had some involvement with databases through typical roles in a data analysis environment and are seeking to expand their knowledge and understanding of manipulating healthcare related data through relational databases.

Course Delivered by

Associate Professor Tony Paget

Tony Paget - Lecturer PortraitTony 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.

Course Pre-requisites

A general understanding of what project management entails, and a willingness to explore the subject in depth. Candidates need not have managed projects before in order to attend this course, but may be looking to take on work related project management in the future.

Course Credits

Health Data Visualisation (Module PMIM502) 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.

Course Fees

The course fees for EU/UK students for this module are £695.00.

International students please enquire for further details of course fees.

Applications are currently closed.

Contact Us

Course Enquiries:
Tony Paget
Associate Professor & Course Director
MSc Health Informatics, MSc Health Data Science and MRes Health Informatics

Marketing Enquiries:
Stephanie Lee

Data Science Building, Swansea University Medical School, Singleton Park, SWANSEA SA2 8PP, Wales, UK

+44 (0)1792 602874