The MSc. in Digital Health Transformation runs over 18 months (three semesters) and is open to anyone who wishes to apply.
The taught element is delivered during the first two semesters (January to May and September to December i.e. months 1 to 5 and months 9 to 12). During months 6 to 8, students scope their digital health transformation projects and continue working on these projects throughout months 9 to 18.
For the taught element in each semester, participants will attend a residential block and five in-house blocks. The duration of a residential block is five days. An in-house block comprises a consecutive Friday and Saturday.
Residential blocks will take place at the University of Limerick. Locations of in-house blocks will rotate among the institutions participating in the delivery of each taught semester.
On successful completion of this course, graduates will have the skills, knowledge and abilities to:
• Understand the dimensions of a patient-centric health ecosystem in order to identify innovation potential.
• Assess the potential of exponential technologies and digital services to facilitate collaboration and the sharing of information and knowledge to realise the benefits of an integrated care environment.
• Determine how the healthcare industry can best leverage digital technologies to improve clinical development and clinical outcomes having considered information governance challenges.
• Understand and apply the fundamental principles and key concepts of developing and managing an innovation culture in a healthcare context.
• Anticipate and plan for the acceptance and diffusion of transformational innovations among patient groups and healthcare employees.
• Conduct data collection and analysis to inform the development of healthcare innovations.
• Utilise user-centred design principles and methods in the development of innovative digital services.
• Report on economic evaluations of health technologies.
• Adopt rigorous evaluation methods to identify potential opportunities for incorporating exponential technologies in healthcare.
• Understand the need for organisations to be agile in adjusting strategies as innovations evolve.
The application deadline is 1st of October 2021 at 13:00. Please note an application fee of €35 (on-line) or €40 by cheque/bank draft will apply. Please visit www.digitalhealthtransformation.ie (external link) to get information on scholarships, items to include with your completed application form.
Additional Information & FAQ
When is Orientation?
Orientation is on 11th of December 2021 from 11:00 to 16:00 at University of Limerick
When will the Residential Block in Semester 1 take place?
Residential block is the 6th, 7th, 10th, 11th and 12th of January 2022.
When will the In-House Blocks for Semester 1 take place?
In-House Block 1: 4th and 5th of February 2022
In-House Block 2: 18th and 19th of February 2022
In-House Block 3: 11th and 12th of March 2022
In-House Block 4: 25th and 26th of March 2022
In-House Block 5: 8th and 9th of April 2022
Registration is now open for academic year 2021/22 which commences in January 2022. Click here to access the University of Limerick registration portal register directly here (via UL).
If you have any specific queries in relation to the masters, you can contact the course director using the form below: