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Digital Healthcare Science BSc (UCAS I511) - no longer available from 2022 entry

Digital Healthcare Science student studying at the University of Warwick

Digital Healthcare Science at Warwick

This course is no longer available from 2022 entry, but you may be interested in our Health and Medical Sciences degree.

Health and Medical Sciences degree

General entry requirements

A level typical offer

ABB to include at least one Science subject from:

  • Applied Science
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Science
  • Geology
  • Human Biology
  • Mathematics
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Statistics

A level additional information

You must also achieve grade B or 6 in GCSE Mathematics. You also need to meet the additional requirements listed below.

A level contextual offer

We welcome applications from candidates who meet the contextual eligibility criteria and whose predicted grades are close to, or slightly below, the contextual offer level. The typical contextual offer is BBB including one from Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, Environmental Science, Geology, Human Biology, Mathematics, Physical Education, Physics, Psychology or Statistics. See if you’re eligible.

General GCSE requirements

Unless specified differently above, you will also need a minimum of GCSE grade 4 or C (or an equivalent qualification) in English Language and either Mathematics or a Science subject. Find out more about our entry requirements and the qualifications we accept. We advise that you also check the English Language requirements for your course which may specify a higher GCSE English requirement. Please find the information about this below.

IB typical offer

34 points to include grade 5 in Higher Level in at least one Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths or a related subject.

IB additional information

You also need to meet the additional requirements listed below.

IB contextual offer

We welcome applications from candidates who meet the contextual eligibility criteria and whose predicted grades are close to, or slightly below, the contextual offer level. The typical contextual offer is 32 including grade 5 in either Higher Level Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics or Sports Exercise and Health Science. See if you’re eligible.

General GCSE requirements

Unless specified differently above, you will also need a minimum of GCSE grade 4 or C (or an equivalent qualification) in English Language and either Mathematics or a Science subject. Find out more about our entry requirements and the qualifications we accept. We advise that you also check the English Language requirements for your course which may specify a higher GCSE English requirement. Please find the information about this below.

We welcome applications from students taking BTECs. Applicants must be studying an A level or BTEC in a related subject, such as, Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Human Biology, Physical Education, Physics, Psychology or Mathematics.

You also need to meet the additional requirements listed below.

General GCSE requirements

Unless specified differently above, you will also need a minimum of GCSE grade 4 or C (or an equivalent qualification) in English Language and either Mathematics or a Science subject. Find out more about our entry requirements and the qualifications we accept. We advise that you also check the English Language requirements for your course which may specify a higher GCSE English requirement. Please find the information about this below.


International qualifications


Language requirements

All applicants have to meet our English Language requirements. If you cannot demonstrate that you meet these, you may be invited to take part in our Pre-sessional English course at Warwick.


Additional requirements

  • You are required to pass a DBS check and health screening.
  • You will need to obtain an overseas police check from any country where you have lived for 6 months or more in the last five years.
  • You will also need to meet our English Language requirements.
  • You will be expected to attend an interview.

The DHS team will conduct an interview with each student to ensure that the student's individual values and behaviours align with the values of the NHS constitute.


Frequently asked questions

Warwick may make differential offers to students in a number of circumstances. These include students participating in a Widening Participation programme or who meet the contextual data criteria.

Differential offers will usually be one or two grades below Warwick’s standard offer.

All students who successfully complete the Warwick IFP and apply to Warwick through UCAS will receive a guaranteed conditional offer for a related undergraduate programme (selected courses only).

Find out more about standard offers and conditions for the IFP.

We welcome applications for deferred entry.

We do not typically interview applicants. Offers are made based on your UCAS form which includes predicted and actual grades, your personal statement and school reference.

Course overview

Ready to start transforming your life and the lives of others? Our course offers the opportunity to pursue a brand new career. Interact with real patients and healthcare practitioners, and harness the power of digital technology to develop real-world solutions. This course will equip you with leading-edge science to significantly improve health services.

Our BSc in Digital Healthcare Science has been developed as a result of a recognised need from healthcare organisations for a new type of healthcare scientist equipped with digital and further transferable skills.

The programme focuses on the following four sciences: Behavioural Science, Healthcare and Physiological Sciences, Science of Digital Healthcare and Science of Shared Clinical Decision-making. You will gain a breadth of scientific training, and develop the knowledge and skills to work with digital technologies.

The course will be a mix of taught sciences and practical placements. Each year, the four sciences will be blended into a number of concentrated learning blocks. Between these blocks, you will complete a programme of activities including an average of one day per week on a clinical setting placement or other relevant health placement. Your third year continues to build on this and addresses practice and research in more depth.


Core modules

Year One

You’ll be introduced to the concepts of digital healthcare, and of personalised health and wellbeing. You will gain an understanding of the science of wellbeing; nutrition, metabolism and physical activity; health behaviour; clinical decision-making; communication; professional behaviours and engaging with evidence-informed practice.

Year Two

In year two you will learn to optimise digital healthcare technologies using big data, machine learning and artificial intelligence. You'll also gain an understanding of applied behavioural science, the psychology of mental health and healthy sleeping patterns to design innovative digital solutions to current and future healthcare challenges. You will learn the importance of context, personalisation and digital systems.

Year Three

Year three offers the platform needed to launch your career as a Digital Healthcare Scientist. You will have the opportunity to delve into more detail as you continue to apply academic learning within real clinical settings. Here you will also have the chance to explore a digital healthcare specialism of your choice as you embark on solving emerging problems through a work-based project or dissertation.


Year One

Individuals, wellbeing, choices and decisions

  • Introduction to Digital Healthcare
  • Personalised Health and Wellbeing Stratification
  • Science of Wellbeing
  • Nutrition, Metabolism, and Physical Activity
  • Science of Clinical Decision-Making
  • Academic and Professional Development (Context of Regulation and Governance)
  • Introduction to Research and Evidence-Informed Practice

Year Two

Supporting people in their context and optimising digital healthcare

  • Design of Digital Health Systems
  • Big Data in Healthcare, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence
  • Psychology of Mental Health and Behavioural Change
  • Applied Behavioural Science
  • Mental Health, Addiction and Sleep
  • People in Context: Determinants of Health and Wellbeing
  • Academic and Professional Development (Leadership and Legal Context of Practice)

Year Three

Practice and research

  • Human Systems Integration
  • Self-Help Across the Lifespan
  • Activating Health and Wellbeing
  • Research Project: Digital Health and Wellbeing Solutions
  • Academic and Professional Development (Service Evaluation/Improvement, Autonomy and Accountability)

Optional modules

There are no optional modules for this course.

Assessment

The course has been designed so that your learning is integrated across four sciences and an Academic and Professional Development (APD) strand, and so your assessments will also be integrated to reflect that.

Throughout the course you’ll have formative tests (both written and practical) to help you ensure that your learning is on track. You will also have the opportunity to demonstrate the application of your academic learning in authentic clinical situations within your Placements in Practice, which commence after completing year one.

Years One and Two

In the first two years you will complete three written assignments per year, as well as being marked on the quality of the work demonstrated in your portfolio, which you will maintain throughout the course. At the end of each year there will be a practical examination known as an ‘Objective Structured Science and Clinical Examination’.

Year Three

Your third year research project is assessed not only through your written report, but also by a presentation to an assessor. You’ll also be expected to engage in a professional discussion with an assessor about the contents of your portfolio and to demonstrate your handling of a typical situation that might be encountered by a Digital Healthcare Scientist.

Teaching

The delivery of our Digital Healthcare Science degree is geared towards ensuring that new knowledge, technologies and skills can be applied to achieve better patient care in clinical and remote settings. Each year consists of a blend of taught modules and concentrated learning blocks, with clinical placements commencing after completing year one.

  • The course includes a mix of taught modules blended into concentrated learning blocks each year.
  • Between these concentrated blocks, there will be a programme of activities including an average of one day per week on placement in a clinical setting after completing year one.
  • Before each learning block, you will study a virtual case designed to integrate the different strands of science learning on that block.
  • This case-based learning will incorporate personal and group study, web-based discussions and tutor interaction.
  • The third year comprises of taught modules, a placement-learning project, and a 30-credit work-based project/dissertation.

Tuition fees

Tuition fees cover the majority of the costs of your study, including teaching and assessment. Fees are charged at the start of each academic year. If you pay your fees directly to the University, you can choose to pay in instalments.

Undergraduate fees

If you are a home student enrolling in 2022, your annual tuition fees will be £9,250. In the future, these fees might change for new and continuing students.


2+2 course fees

If you are a home student enrolling in 2022 for a 2+2 course through the Centre for Lifelong Learning, your annual tuition fees will be £6,750. In the future, these fees might change for new and continuing students.


How are fees set?

The British Government sets tuition fee rates.

Learn more about fees from UCASLink opens in a new window.

Undergraduate fees

If you are an EU student enrolling in 2022, the tuition fee will be charged in line with government policy and therefore the same as Overseas Tuition Fee rates.

For details please see Overseas students section below.

Undergraduate fees

If you are an overseas or EU student enrolling in 2022, your annual tuition fees will be as follows:

  • Band 1 – £22,280 per year (classroom-based courses, including Humanities and most Social Science courses)
  • Band 2 – £28,410 per year (laboratory-based courses, plus Theatre and Performance Studies, Economics, and courses provided by Warwick Business School, with exceptions)

Fees for 2023 entry have not been set. We will publish updated information here as soon as it becomes available, so please check back for updates about 2023 fee rates before you apply.

Find out more about undergraduate fees and funding.


Fee status guidance

We carry out an initial fee status assessment based on the information you provide in your application. Students from 2021 entry will be classified as Home or EU/Overseas fee status. Your fee status determines tuition fees, and what financial support and scholarships may be available. If you receive an offer, your fee status will be clearly stated alongside the tuition fee information.

Do you need your fee classification to be reviewed?

If you believe that your fee status has been classified incorrectly, you can complete a fee status assessment questionnaire. Please follow the instructions in your offer information and provide the documents needed to reassess your status.

Find out more about how universities assess fee status.


Additional course costs

There may be extra costs related to your course for things such as stationery, books, materials and field trips.


Further information

Find out more about tuition fees from our Student Finance team.


Scholarships and bursaries

Learn about scholarships and bursaries available to undergraduate students.

We offer a number of undergraduate scholarships and bursaries to full-time undergraduate students. These include sporting and musical bursaries, and scholarships offered by commercial organisations.

Find out more about funding opportunities for full-time students.

If you are an international student, a limited number of scholarships may be available.

Find out more information on our international scholarship pages.


You may be eligible for financial help from your own government, from the British Council or from other funding agencies. You can usually request information on scholarships from the Ministry of Education in your home country, or from the local British Council office.


Warwick Undergraduate Global Excellence Scholarship 2022

We believe there should be no barrier to talent. That's why we are committed to offering a scholarship that makes it easier for gifted, ambitious international learners to pursue their academic interests at one of the UK's most prestigious universities. This new scheme will offer international fee-paying students 250 tuition fee discounts ranging from full fees to awards of £13,000 to £2,000 for the full duration of your Undergraduate degree course.

Find out more about the Warwick Undergraduate Global Excellence Scholarship 2022.

We provide extra financial support for qualifying students from lower income families. The Warwick Undergraduate Bursary is an annual award of up to £3,000 per annum. It is intended to help with course-related costs and you do not have to pay it back.

Find out more about your eligibility for the Warwick Undergraduate Bursary.

As part of the 'City of Sanctuary' movement, we are committed to building a culture of hospitality and welcome, especially for those seeking sanctuary from war and persecution. We provide a range of scholarships to enable people seeking sanctuary or asylum to progress to access university education.

Find out more about the Warwick Undergraduate Sanctuary Scholarships for asylum seekers.

Further information

Find out more about Warwick undergraduate bursaries and scholarships.

Eligibility for student loans

Your eligibility for student finance will depend on certain criteria, such as your nationality and residency status, your course, and previous study at higher education level.

Check if you're eligible for student finance.

Tuition Fee Loan

You can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan to cover your tuition fees. It is non-means tested, which means the amount you can receive is not based on your household income. The Loan is paid directly to the University so, if you choose to take the full Tuition Fee Loan, you won’t have to set up any payments.

Maintenance Loan for living costs

You can apply for a Maintenance Loan towards your living costs such as accommodation, food and bills. This loan is means-tested, so the amount you receive is partially based on your household income and whether you choose to live at home or in student accommodation.

Find out more about government student loans for home students residing in England.

Tuition Fee Loan

For the 2022 academic year, you may be able to get a Tuition Fee Loan to cover your tuition fees if you’re from an EU country. It is non-means tested, which means the amount you may receive is not based on your household income. The Loan is paid directly to the University so, if you choose to take the full Tuition Fee Loan, you won't have to set up any payments.

Help with living costs

For the 2022 academic year, you may be eligible for help with your living costs if both of the following apply:

  • You have lived in the UK for more than 3 years before the first day of the first academic year of your course

And

If you are starting a course on or after 1st August 2021, you must have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme to get student finance.

  • If you are coming to the UK from 1st January 2021, you may need to apply for a visa to studyhere
  • Irish citizens do not need to apply for a visa or to the EU Settlement Scheme

Find out more about government student loans for EU students

Repaying your loans

You will repay your loan or loans gradually once you are working and earning above a certain amount (from April 2021 the repayment threshold is £27,295 and is expected to rise each year). Repayments will be taken directly from your salary if you are an employee. If your income falls below the earnings threshold, your repayments will stop until your income goes back up above this figure.

Find out more about repaying your student loan.

Your career

This is a new course so our first cohort of students have not yet graduated. However, we expect that our students will have an interest in areas such as career posts in the NHS, in private practice, in occupational health within industry and commerce, and in wider digital health practice.


Supporting your career

Our department has a dedicated professionally qualified Senior Careers Consultant to support you. They offer impartial advice and guidance, together with workshops and events throughout the year. Previous examples of workshops and events include:

  • Career planning for WMG students
  • Options in Engineering
  • Warwick careers fairs throughout the year
  • Effective Applications for WMG students
  • Researching Employers for WMG students

Find out more about careers support at Warwick.

WMG at Warwick

Having forged strong links with global companies through 40 years of collaborative research and development, we really understand the global market you’ll be operating in, and have designed our programmes to match.

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  • The Oculus, our outstanding learning hub, houses state-of-the-art lecture theatres and innovative social learning and network areas.
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  • Three Learning Grids offering you flexible individual and group study spaces.

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The University is close to major road, rail and air links. London is just an hour by direct train from Coventry, with Birmingham a 20-minute trip. Birmingham International Airport is nearby (a 20-minute drive).

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Our Chaplaincy is home to Chaplains from the Christian, Jewish and Muslim faiths. We provide regular services for all Christian denominations and a Shabbat meal every Friday for our Jewish students. There is also an Islamic prayer hall, halal kitchen and ablution facilities.

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