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Online course

Health Data and Analytics

Explore key concepts in data analytics, systems theory and information governance, and apply them to healthcare decision-making.

What’s the difference between a free course and an upgraded course?

Free:

  • Access to the course for its duration + 14 days, regardless of when you join (this includes access to articles, videos, peer review steps, quizzes)
  • No certificate

Upgraded:

  • Unlimited access to the course, for as long as it exists on FutureLearn (this includes access to articles, videos, peer review steps, quizzes)
  • A Certificate of Achievement when you complete the course

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Health Data and Analytics

Find out how to leverage data analytics to improve decision-making in healthcare

This online course explores the intersection of data analytics and healthcare. By the end of the course, you will know how to apply common frameworks and key concepts in data analytics, systems theory and information governance.

The course starts by examining how healthcare data is collected and stored. It then goes on to explore how information management methods, machine learning and data visualisation are used in data analysis.

You will learn to leverage data analysis tools and techniques to inform better decision-making in healthcare.

What topics will you cover?

  • What is healthcare data? Why is it important? What are the current challenges?
  • How to address the unique data challenges facing healthcare.
  • How can data impact healthcare innovation?
  • How to develop a healthcare data proposal.

When would you like to start?

  • Date to be announced

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you'll be able to...

  • Explore healthcare data and understand key terminology and concepts.
  • Identify key data challenges currently facing healthcare.
  • Identify current trends and approaches in dealing with challenges and limitations related to healthcare data.
  • Investigate how continual adjustments to data-centric health systems can be embedded within such systems to improve healthcare and health analytics.
  • Assess the tension between competing interests and needs of stakeholders in relation to the analysis of healthcare data.
  • Identify changes in medicine over the last 20 years.
  • Assess the objectives of personalised medicine and the way data aggregation is impacting its development.
  • Discuss the relationship between digital health and consumerisation of healthcare data.
  • Develop a project proposal that identifies a problem, and address the key aims and objectives in solving the issue.

Who is the course for?

This course is suitable for anyone interested in big data or health, particularly those working in public or private healthcare organisations or academic research in this area.

Who will you learn with?

Edward Meinert

I am a chartered engineer and my key interests are standards for the architecture of digital health systems and software development for enhancement of data collection and multidisciplinary impact.

Hassan Chaudhury

An NHS healthcare data/informatics specialist with expertise in strategic consulting, I work with pharmaceutical, biotech, life science and healthcare organisations seeking market access solutions.

Yusuf Ermak

I am a healthcare data strategy specialist and I've supported a number of NHS organisations in the development of their data architecture, capability and tools.

Who developed the course?

InnoEnergy is the European company promoting innovation, entrepreneurship and education in sustainable energy.

EIT Health promotes healthy living, active ageing and improvements in healthcare.

What’s the difference between a free course and an upgraded course?

Free:

  • Access to the course for its duration + 14 days, regardless of when you join (this includes access to articles, videos, peer review steps, quizzes)
  • No certificate

Upgraded:

  • Unlimited access to the course, for as long as it exists on FutureLearn (this includes access to articles, videos, peer review steps, quizzes)
  • A Certificate of Achievement when you complete the course

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Get extra benefits, upgrade this course. For $74 you'll get:

Unlimited access

Upgrading will mean you get unlimited access to the course.

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  • Take the course at your own pace
  • Refer to the material at any point in future

If you’re taking a course for free you have access to the course for its duration + 14 days, regardless of when you join. If you upgrade the course you have access for as long as the course exists on FutureLearn.

Certificate of Achievement

Upgrading means you’ll receive a Certificate of Achievement when you complete the course.

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  • Prove your success when applying for jobs or courses
  • Celebrate your hard work
  • Display on your LinkedIn or CV
  • Includes free shipping

To receive a Certificate of Achievement you need to mark 90% of the steps on the course as complete.

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