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Continuing Education and Professional Development

The Institute of Health Informatics offers a wide and varied assortment of opportunities for continuing education and professional development for learners from technical, clinical, managerial and administrative backgrounds.

Continuing education serves those who want to study without committing to a postgraduate programme:

  • To increase their understanding of an area

  • To improve their career prospects

  • To develop or update their skills and competencies

The courses are taught online through a mix of lectures, Q&A sessions, forums and other interactive content. We have a robust digital infrastructure and our current cohort of students are able to work remotely, to meet online and engage with each other, with their supervisors and the IHI team. 

Student numbers on all available courses are limited, so we encourage continuing education students to apply as early as possible.

The application deadline for taught modules is one month before the module start date. Details of module start dates and the dates by which applications must be received are shown in the modules page of the Health Informatics programme. The final timetable for 2021/22 is currently being finalised and will be available later in the Summer.


What courses are available?

Continuing Education students can apply to study any taught graduate module as a short course. Details of module start dates and the dates by which applications must be received are shown in the module pages of the respective programmes. The following modules are not offered as CPD modules:

Fees

Continuing Education fees per course for the academic year 2021-22 are:  

£1,252.50 (Home)

£2,585.00 (Overseas)

Applying for a Continuing Education Course

  1. Contact us either by email, telephone, or in writing, to discuss the courses that interest you.
  2. and complete the short courses application form and submit it to ihi-courses@ucl.ac.uk 
  3. After we receive your completed application form, we may ask you to attend an interview, or interview you by telephone.

Assessment and counting short course credit towards a graduate qualification

Continuing Education students have two options:

  • To submit assessments alongside the students on the UCL Graduate Programme in Health Informatics and, on completion of the module, receive a certificate of assessment.
  • To choose not to be assessed formally and, on completion of the module, receive a certificate of attendance.

To submit assessments alongside the students on the UCL Graduate Programme in Health Informatics and, on completion of the module, receive a certificate of assessment. To choose not to be assessed formally and, on completion of the module, receive a certificate of attendance. Continuing education students who complete and are successful in the assessments in their chosen short courses may be able to transfer the UCL credits awarded towards the requirements of a formal graduate programme such as those in health informatics or health & medical sciences.

Requirements for Admission as a Continuing Education Student

Admission is at the discretion of the Institute, and takes into account an applicant's academic background and professional/work experience.

Resources Available to Continuing Education students

Continuing Education students join the students on the UCL Graduate Programme in Health Informatics, a diverse group that normally includes clinicians, technologists, managers and administrators, often from all over the UK and abroad. 

For the duration of their chosen course, continuing education students have access to:

  • eLearning resources
  • academic tutors
  • various UCL Libraries

Contact Details

The Administration team at UCL Institute of Health Informatics, 222 Euston Road United Kingdom NW1 2DA