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The course is made up of five modules:

  1. Introduction to health informatics

  2. Introduction to health and care

  3. Improving the quality and safety of care through health informatics

  4. The management and funding of health and care services

  5. Primary and secondary uses of data in health and care

Each of these modules should take around 20-30 minutes to complete and is a separate session that can be undertaken on its own or as part of the full course.

The topic areas were derived from the competency standards set out for health informaticians by the UK Council for Health Informatics Professions (UKCHIP,, and were tested in a survey of 70 health informatics managers both in the NHS and from other areas. Other topics, which could have been included, were found to already be available through other courses available to NHS staff, such as the Embedding Informatics in Clinical Education Programme (eICE) (

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