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Course overview

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.

BSc Digital Healthcare ScienceThere is a recognised need for a new Healthcare Science Practitioner educated in ‘fusion sciences’, perhaps best described as a Digital Healthcare Scientist.

This 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.

Date
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.

Date
Friday, 01 March 2019

Assessment

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.

Date
Monday, 01 April 2019

Core modules

Please contact us for up-to-date information. As a guide our modules cover a range of topics which 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

key-facts

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

PARTICIPANT VIEWS

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Vacancies

We work with several companies on this programme. The following vacancies are currently available:

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Digital Healthcare Science