Health Information Management MSc(Econ)
Diploma in Health Information Management
This distance learning programme is aimed at those who recognise that the need for better information management and an understanding of the value of information in health care and is open to graduates and suitably experienced non-graduates. Our students come from a wide variety of organisations in the UK and overseas – hospitals, GP practices, academic information services, other public sector organisations and the private sector. This broad mix is one aspect of the course which is appreciated by students themselves. The course aims to give a wide perspective of health information management, equipping students with the necessary skills and knowledge to enhance their career prospects in health information management whilst allowing them to remain in their current post. The UDip programme in Health Information is a part-time distance learning programme, lasting two years. Diploma and Master’s students pursue a common 2 year programme, those reaching the required level and wishing to proceed to the MSc Econ award taking a third year to complete the dissertation.

MSc Econ in Health Information Management
This distance learning programme is aimed at those who recognise that the need for better information management and an understanding of the value of information in health care and is open to graduates and suitably experienced non-graduates. Our students come from a wide variety of organisations in the UK and overseas – hospitals, GP practices, academic information services, other public sector organisations and the private sector. This broad mix is one aspect of the course that is appreciated by students themselves. The course aims to give a wide perspective of health information management, equipping students with the necessary skills and knowledge to enhance their career prospects in health information management whilst allowing them to remain in their current post. The programme lasts for three years and comprises two years of guided study followed by a year to complete a dissertation of no more than 20,000 words. The dissertation is on an approved topic chosen to develop and demonstrate competence in the design, implementation and evaluation of health information systems.

Shazad Hussain, MSc Econ in Health Information Management (Distance Learning)
I started the Health Information Management course while I was working within an IT department in a hospital in Saudi Arabia. The main reason for joining this course was to increase my knowledge about the NHS, in particular the IT systems used in the NHS environment.

I was initially hesitant in pursuing this course, as Aberystwyth is so far from Saudi Arabia. However, this did not prove to be a problem as the staff were always very helpful and efficient in answering my queries via phone, fax or email. The most difficult part of the course was trying to finish the assignments on time. The assignments were always very interesting and required students to research information in libraries and read relevant articles around the subject. It was a time consuming process but it made me realise and recognise the effort required to write an effective document. Detailed assignment feedback highlighted the weaknesses and strengths of my work and enabled me to perform better next time! The best part of the course for me was the dissertation in the final year. The dissertation offers you an opportunity to explore an area of your interest (approved by the Department).

It was hard work, but the course taught me a great deal about information and information management. I believe I have become more disciplined and methodical in my approach to work.
MSc(Econ), PG Dip Award
September Start
Distance Study Mode
36 month Duration

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