HL7 delivers healthcare interoperability standards

HL7 UK Outreach Programme - Universities

The HL7 UK outreach initiative is possibly unique in involving every UK university with degree-awarded health informatics working together with HL7 UK, a professional healthcare informaticians group, to better inform students on one aspect of healthcare informatics - semantic interoperability. Now, in its third year, the outreach initiative introduces, into every university syllabus, practical material on use of standards - particularly the HL7 set of standards - in improving interoperability in exchange of patient clinical information between independent systems and patient record structures.

 

Swansea University

Department:

College of Human and Health Sciences

Degree:

M.Sc, PGCert, PGDip

Link:

http://www.swan.ac.uk/pgcourses/humanandhealthsciences/mscpgdpgchealthinformatics/ 

Full Time:

13 months

Part Time: 

36 months

Teaching:

One week of taught lectures per month

Target students:

Wide range of intake

HL7 content:

Introduction to HL7

 

UCL London

Department:

CHIME - Centre for Healthcare Informatics and Multi-professional Education, jointly sponsored by UCL and the Whittington Hospital

Degree:

PGCert 4 taught modules

PGDip 8 taught modules

M.Sc. 8 taught modules plus dissertation

Link:

http://www.ucl.ac.uk/chime/ 

Full Time:

N/A

Part Time: 

All students part-time

Teaching:

One week of taught lectures per month

Target students:

Doctors, managers, ICT workers in healthcare

HL7 content:

HL7 Use Cases

 

City University

Department:

School of Information

Degree:

M.Sc. 8 taught modules

Link:

http://www.city.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/health-informatics 

Full Time:

12 Months

Part Time: 

28 Months

Teaching:

Lectures timetabled for each week of the academic year

Target students:

Doctors, managers, ICT workers in healthcare plus more general intake

HL7 content:

Introduction to HL7 and HL7 V3/CDA

 

University London St Georges and University of Kingston

Department:

Kingston Computer Science

Degree:

M.Sc. 8 taught modules

Link:

http://www.kingston.ac.uk/postgraduate-course/health-information-management-msc/ 

Full Time:

12 Months

Part Time: 

28 Months

Teaching:

Lectures timetabled for each week of the academic year

Target students:

Doctors, managers, ICT workers in healthcare plus more general intake

HL7 content:

Introduction to HL7

 

University of Sheffield

Department:

Information Studies

Degree:

PGCert - may be offered to those who cannot meet M.Sc entry criteria

PGDip - may be offered to those who cannot meet M.Sc entry criteria

M.Sc.

Link:

http://www.shef.ac.uk/is/study/pgt/courses/hi.html 

Full Time:

12 Months

Part Time: 

N/A

Distance Learning:

 

Teaching:

Lectures timetabled for each week of the academic year

Target students:

Already had 2 years working in a healthcare environment

HL7 content:

Extended Introduction to HL7 available within accredited course and also to Distance learning students

 

University of Leeds

Department:

YCHI -Yorkshire Centre for Healthcare Informatics, part of the Institute of Health Sciences of Leeds University

Degree:

PGCert 4 taught modules, then may progress to PGDip

PGDip 8 taught modules, then may progress to M.Sc.

M.Sc. 8 taught modules plus 600 hours project

Link:

http://www.ychi.leeds.ac.uk/msc/prog/index.html 

Full Time & Part Time

Modules are taught in 1 week blocks and may be completed in 1 year

Teaching:

Lecture options timetabled for most weeks of the academic year

Target students:

Wide range of intake

HL7 content:

Introduction is integral to course plus HL7 V3/CDA

 


Last modified 09/11/11