2018/2019

MSc (Digital Health)

NFQ Level 9, Major Award

This is a part-time programme run over a 24 month duration.
Year 1 (Semester 1 and 2) - 30 credits runs from September to March
Year 2 (Semester 1 and 2) - 30 credits runs from September to March
Year 2 (Semester 1, 2 and 3) - Research Stream Elective 30 credit Submission August Year 2.

MSc Digital Health will be offered on a part-time basis. We are seeking professionals working within the health sector who will apply their experience to the classroom and leverage their classroom learnings back into their health domains in real time.  To apply for this programme, students must have:

AND

PLUS

Candidates who do not meet the degree standard may be admitted to the programme on the basis of at least six years practical or professional experience in a health/healthcare domain as deemed appropriate by the Academic Programme Directors.

Students take 90 credits in total (30 credits in Year 1, 30 credits in Year 2 and 30 credits Research Project in Year 2 (Semester 1, 2 and 3).

Year 1
Modules (candidates must complete these 30 credits for Year 1):

IS6630 Fundamentals of Digital Health (10 credits)
EC6072 Economics for Healthcare (10 credits)
MX6010 Ethical and Evidence Based Health Data (10 credits)

Year 2
Modules (candidates must complete these 30 credits for Year 2):
IS6303 Seminars in Healthcare Information and Performance Systems (10 credits)
IS6631 Decision Support and Data Analytics for Health (10 credits)
MX6011 Clinical Trials and Data Management (10 credits)

Year 2 (Semesters 1, 2 and 3)

Research Stream (candidates must complete one of the 30 credit research module below):
IS6305 Innovative Health Information Systems Research Solutions (30 credits)
or
MX6012 Dissertation in Digital Health (30 credits)

Exit award: Postgraduate Diploma in Digital Health (NFQ Level 9, Major Award)
Candidates who pass all taught modules to the value of 60 credits but who are not in a position to continue with the MSc will be eligible for the award of Postgraduate Diploma in Digital Health.  Candidates who pass all taught modules to the value of 60 credits in Year 1 and Year 2 but do not pass the Research Stream Electives (IS6305 or MX6003), there will be one opportunity to repeat the dissertation (IS6305 or MX6003), in a subsequent year.


Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.

Examinations
Full details and regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2019 Book and for each module in the Book of Modules 2018/2019.

See also General Regulations for the Degree of Master.

Programme Learning Outcomes for the MSc (Digital Health) (NFQ Level 9, Major Award)
On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

Programme Learning Outcomes for the Postgraduate Diploma in Digital Health (NFQ Level 9, Major Award)
On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:


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