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Congratulations on securing a place to study at Swansea University

A welcome message from Programme Director Judy Jenkins

Hello and welcome to the MSc/ PGCert in Health Informatics at Swansea University Medical School.  I am delighted that you have chosen to study with us at one of the UK’s leading medical schools both in terms of teaching and research.    My name is Judy Jenkins and I am the Programme Director for the course.   Over the next year or so, we will work together to help you realise your aim of achieving a post graduate qualification in a discipline which is fast moving, contemporary and increasingly recognised as key to success in terms of delivering efficient and effective healthcare.  Health Informatics is the science of getting the right information to the right people, at the right time. 

Our  curriculum has been designed to look at the main issues and challenges facing healthcare, especially when trying to incorporate the intelligent use of information technology (and the data it can produce) into mainstream clinical care.  A degree from Swansea University may help increase your employability, especially in such an up and coming environment, such as informatics.  It will require hard work, dedication, and application to your studies, but the end result will be worth it!

If you have any questions relating to the delivery of the programme, then please feel free to email me at

I look forward to meeting you in January 2023


 Other Information

Please note that this programme is not available as distance learning or online remote learning, so you will need to be present in the UK and ready to commence your studies.  There is no provision for you to start your studies remotely, and if you miss any of the first module you will need to defer your place until September 2023 depending on your offer and mode of study (ie full or part time). 




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Induction Timetable - January 2023

Wednesday 11th January 2023

The MSc Health Informatics will take place on Wednesday 11th January 2023 from 09:00 – 12:00hrs.

Content will include:

  • Welcome and overall background to SUMS
  • Introduction to the course
  • Data Science Building security
  • Engagement and monitoring (visa requirements)
  • Student feedback and Board of studies
  • Attendance
  • Academic misconduct
  • Assignments and meeting deadlines
  • Preparing to study
  • Academic Success Programme for Health Informatics students
  • Extenuating circumstances/defers
  • Sickness and absence policy
  • Leave of absence policy
  • Outline of all faculty led student support services including student cases, extenuation, student support
  • Outline of wider campus based support services including student union, library, IT and Canvas support, MyUniHub
  • Combining work and studies (legal requirements and obligations)
  • Selecting a class rep
  • Academic mentoring process
  • Programme Handbook



Wednesday 25th January 2023