Health Data Science Course

A short course for health and social care professionals looking to learn about data science, develop data skills and understand its applications in health and care settings.
Delivered by the Usher Institute’s Health and Social Care Data Driven Innovation (HSC DDI) programme, in collaboration with Bayes Education Centre and supported by the Scottish Funding Council (SFC), the course is accredited by the Federation for Informatics Professionals in Health and Social Care (FEDIP).

Designed for busy health professionals, this Masters level
course is taught online over 10 weeks, including 2 weeks
for assessment.

Our cohorts are made up of individuals who work across a wide range of professions – many with no prior knowledge or experience of data science. Our students are united in their curiosity – how can you harness the power of data to transform the delivery of care?

Content and Delivery

The course covers three main topics:
1. Key Concepts, Principles and Methods of Data Science in Health
2. R Programming Skills
3. Ethical, Legal and Societal Implications


Fully funded places

This course is offered as part of the Scottish Funding Council
(SFC) Workforce Development Initiative which aims to provide
opportunities for those working in the health and social care
sectors to enhance or refresh their skills, or develop new skills
in order to return to work or move to a new area. Funded places
are available for people employed, unemployed or furloughed in
Scotland who meet SFC eligibility criteria.
(Bursaries are worth £1,010 to cover course fees)


Applications close 22 December for our next cohort, 9 January – 17 March 2023

Apply Here