This programme will run over 18 months. Taught modules are delivered over two semesters. In addition, participants undertake a substantial digital health transformation project, the duration of which extends just over a year as follows:
This programme is delivered using a blended learning approach. 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 while the locations of in-house blocks will rotate among the participating institutions.
Programme Learning Outcomes
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.