The MSc. in Digital Health Transformation runs over 18 months (three semesters).
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 Sunday, October 29th 2023 at 5pm. Please note an application fee of €50 will apply.
Additional Information & FAQ
When is Orientation?
Orientation is on Saturday, December 9th 2023 from 11:00 to 16:00 at the University of Limerick.
When will the Residential Block in Semester 1 take place?
Residential block is the 4th, 5th, 8th, 9th and 10th of January 2024.
When will the In-House Blocks for Semester 1 take place?
In-House Block 1: 9th and 10th of February 2024
In-House Block 2: 23rd and 24th of February 2024
In-House Block 3: 15th and 16th of March 2024
In-House Block 4: 5th and 6th of April 2024
In-House Block 5: 19th and 20th of April 2024
If you have any specific queries in relation to the MSc in Digital Health Transformation, you can contact the course director using the form below: