Summary: Health informatics is the application of analytics and reporting to health-related data, and using that to provide key staff with essential information at the right time. It offers excellent career prospects and is a rapidly growing area within health and social care which blends the application of computer technologies combined with in-depth knowledge of the health service environment. Course details: Experts in health informatics play a major role in providing essential information to health professionals. You study a range of subjects that develop your employment potential within the health and social care sector, along with developing your professional and research skills. Careers range from the analysis of treatment to data to improve patient outcomes, to using data from patient appointments to streamline the appointments process and improve patient experience. This course has been designed with input and advice from health service professionals, and provides you with the skills you need to follow a career in health informatics. It develops your technical skills, specifically around data management, analysis and interpretation. Our multi-disciplinary team is drawn from both computing and health disciplines and is here to help you develop the specific blend of technical skills and health service knowledge required to work in this field. During your degree we advertise a variety of paid placement opportunities (subject to availability). A placement gives you a valuable opportunity to improve your employment prospects by developing new skills and deepening your understanding of your subject. Student selection is carried out by employers through competitive interviews and often skills tests. Placements are not compulsory but are assessed and contribute to your final degree award. Our placements team gives you help and support throughout the placement process, including guidance on applications and interviews, to help you get a placement that suits you. After this course: This course prepares you for a career in health informatics or for further study. As a graduate you will have an excellent grounding in the field of ICT and will also be equipped with the skills necessary to harness the power of ICT solutions and data to improve services across the health sector. Potential careers include clinical data informatics specialist, EPR informatics analyst or patient administration specialist.