The Power of Data in Health and Social Care

  • Course provided by Future Learn
  • Study type: Online
  • Starts: Anytime
  • Price: Free
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Course Description

Harness the power of data to improve health and social care services

Using data well can be a powerful tool in health and social care. It can be used to develop new services, influence strategies, inform budget decisions and optimise processes and policy.

On this course, you’ll discover the principles of healthcare data analytics. Discover best practices around data governance, tools to help you manage and analyse data, and how to work collaboratively with data scientists and digital teams.

Using real-world case studies you’ll gain practical experience of the link between health and data science, that you can use to create more sustainable health and social care services.

What topics will you cover?

The course is designed to equip participants with the ability to understand, communicate and manage:

  • The value of data science and analytics for improving health and care service design and provision
  • Data Collection, Preparation and Management
  • Data Analytics Methods and Tools and their practical uses
  • Ethics and Information governance considerations including GDPR guidance
  • How to generate and communicate meaningful insight from analytics

When would you like to start?

Start straight away and learn at your own pace. If the course hasn’t started yet you’ll see the future date listed below.

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Who is the course for?

This course is for frontline, middle and senior management staff working in the health and care sectors, including the 3rd sector.

Students, academics and industry suppliers of services and systems to healthcare will also find this course valuable.

Who developed the course?

University of Strathclyde

The University of Strathclyde is a leading international technological university located in Glasgow, Scotland’s biggest city, committed to useful learning.

The Data Lab

The Data Lab is Scotland’s innovation centre for data and AI. We foster innovation through collaboration, build skills and grow talent, and champion Scotland’s data science community.

UrbanTide

UrbanTide provide specialist consultancy on open data, smart cities and smart city projects for a range of public and private sector organisations.

Digital Health & Care Innovation Centre

DHI is a collaborative body, providing a focus on innovation in digital health and care to help the people of Scotland, and enabling sustainable and inclusive growth for our economy.