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Course overview

This Digital Healthcare Science Degree Apprenticeship course will give you a breadth of scientific training including high-level consultation skills, a holistic, evidence-based and values-based approach to shared decision making, psychology, behavioural science and clinical physiology. You will also develop the knowledge and skills to work with the digital technologies which play an ever increasing role in supporting health and wellbeing.

Along with this, you will also develop valuable study and professional skills including data handling, statistics, research ethics and methods, literature review skills and critical appraisal, standards of conduct performance and ethics. In developing the programme, we have entered extensive consultation with leading healthcare science academics, senior NHS staff and policy makers.


Find out more about the course content and the benefits for both the apprentices and employer.

Apprentice views

Watch our current apprentice insights video below to learn more about this programme and how to apply:



This course is accredited by the National School of Healthcare Science as part of Health Education England. Completion of the programme confers eligibility to apply to the Academy for Healthcare Science for registration.


We would be happy to discuss more details about the course, how you can access the levy and how it might fit in with your workforce plan. Please visit our dedicated information page for employers or contact us on 02476 572760 or

Tuesday, 01 January 2019

Course structure

Five one-week blocks of teaching per year on the Warwick campus, which are interspersed with workplace learning. With a course focus on working with individuals, exposure to real patients and actor simulations is a vital element of developing your expertise in patient centred, values-based approaches to shared decision-making.

Friday, 01 March 2019

Course content

Please contact us for up-to-date information. As a guide our topics could include:

Behavioural science

• Evidence-based Behavioural Change

• Health and Medical Psychology

• Science of Wellbeing

• Workplace Health and Wellbeing

• Eating Behaviours

• Individual and Group Decision Making

Science of digital healthcare

• Evidence-based Behavioural Change

• Personalised Health and Wellbeing

• Stratification/Probability/ Personalised

• Data Analytics

• Design of Digital Devices

• Big Data/Machine Learning/ Artificial Intelligence

Healthcare and physiological sciences

• Nutrition

• Metabolism and Physical Activity

• Mental Health

• Addiction

• Sleep Science

Science of clinical decision-making

• Shared Decision Making

• Evidence-based Practice and Values-based Practice, taking account of Multi-morbidity, Long Term Conditions, and Determinants of Health

Friday, 29 March 2019


Assessments include a range of Case-Based Discussions, Directly Observed Practical Skills and Observed Clinical Events. There will also be three 2,000 word assignments in each of the first two years, an integrated Observed Structured Science and Clinical Examination (OSSCE) every year, and an e-portfolio. The final year will include a dissertation as part of your assessment.

Monday, 01 April 2019

Meet the team

Meet the team

Nicola Knowles - Course Director

Dr Mohannad Alajlani - Senior Teaching Fellow

Dr Carla Toro - Assessment Lead

Professor Ed Peile - Course Designer

Dr Hamish Sutcliffe

Jan Davison - Apprenticeship Tutor

Michelle Hampton - Programme Coordinator

Saturday, 01 June 2019

Apprentice views

What do our apprentices say...

Bryn Dunn

"Working with Priors Court, I’m looking forward to being able to help implement the content we have learned in the degree to improve the lives of the young people."

Read Bryn's story

Luke Garland

"I am most excited to learn about the future of healthcare technologies from professionals at the top of their respective fields."

Read Luke's story


This new role of a Digital Healthcare Scientist will support organisations to move towards effective and efficient technologies, which enable their population to access and use services through technology faster, effectively, and at a time to suit them.


Duration: 3 years Level: 6 (Undergraduate Degree)
Entry requirements: ABB at A Level (or equivalent), including at least one Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths subject. Non-standard applications are encouraged and will be considered. All suitable applicants are interviewed.  Apprenticeship Standard: Healthcare Science Practitioner