The Power of Data in Health and Social Care Course - University of Strathclyde

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Discover the power of data analytics for individuals and organisations working in health and social care.

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

Data analytics is 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 sustainable health and social care services.

On this special extended version of the course, the educators will continue to join the discussions and respond to individual comments but less frequently; this will likely mean that they will not be able to respond to each individual comment or question. Please also note that there will not be any Live Stream sessions during this run, however, links to recordings of previous sessions will be included for your benefit.

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?

Most FutureLearn courses run multiple times. Every run of a course has a set start date but you can join it and work through it after it starts.

  • Available now

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to:

  • Explain the value of data science and analytics for improving health and care service design and provision.
  • Describe Data Analytics Methods and Tools and their practical uses in health and social care.
  • Produce and communicate meaningful insight from data analytics.
  • Apply key techniques for Data Collection, Preparation and Management.
  • Apply ethical and information governance considerations.

Who is the course for?

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

It will also be suitable for students, academics and industry suppliers of services and systems to healthcare.

What software or tools do you need?

Participants will need access to Google Sheets or Microsoft Excel.

Who will you learn with?

Steven Revill

CEO of UrbanTide, specialists in making Smart Data through better sharing, analysing and visualisation. I believe that data offers huge opportunities that society will benefit from if we do it well.

Marilyn Lennon

Senior lecturer in digital health and care for over 20 years. Passionate about creating technology that people want, can use, and that improve people's lives. Director for MSc. in Digital Health.

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

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  • Access to this course for 5 weeks

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Last updated Oct 2020

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