About the Course

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

In this module, students will study the information systems & technologies used in health informatics projects and their implementation. These include: networks; the Internet; integrated communications; mobile communications; health information systems. Academic skills are further developed by studying how systematic reviews of literature are undertaken.

The module covers the following topics:

  • Mobile communication and technology systems
  • Systems application in the NHS 
  • Application of reflective practice
  • Systematic reviews
  • Information systems
  • Individual health record
  • Project management
  • Change management

Learning Outcomes

  • Critically analyse current and emerging communication technologies in health care and evaluate their potential.
  • Critically assess the potential of these technologies in health care.
  • Critically analyse the potential of communication technologies in empowering patients.
  • Critically analyse current innovations in health information systems and their development and management.
  • Critically evaluate the use of systematic reviews in health informatics research.

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.





Judy Jenkins

Judy Jenkins - Lecturer PortraitJudy 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.

Course Pre-requisites

If you have any queries about the entry requirements, please contact the admissions tutor Judy Jenkins.

Course Credits

The Using Secondary Health Data (Module PMIM 301) carriers 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 60 6292