The University of Strathclyde and UrbanTide, with an advisory team including members from FlyingBinary, NHS Education for Scotland (NES) and the Digital Health Institute (DHI), set out to develop a Massive-Open-Online-Course (MOOC) and Online Training course combination. The courses provide health and care practitioners, project and change managers with an excellent opportunity to learn more about the value of data, data governance and its requirements. Also, exploring how data can be used to inform advanced technologies such as precision medicine or stratified healthcare.
The Data Lab funding call
The courses above were developed in response to a Funding Call from The DataLab which is one of eight Innovation Centres in Scotland. DataLab is focused on generating significant economic, scientific and social value from data science.
30% of the entire world’s stored data is generated in the healthcare industry alone
This trove of data has obvious clinical, financial, and operational value for the healthcare industry worth more than $300 billion annually in reduced costs alone (McKinsey).
The Power of Data Science in the Health and Care Sector course combination will equip learners within the health and care sector (health boards, local authorities and the third sector associates) with the knowledge and the ability to understand the value of data, and how to use data to develop new services and influence strategies, budget decisions and future policies.
The course is primarily aimed at front line, middle and senior management staff in the health and care sector. We welcome anyone to attend who are interested in the health and care sector and data science. Including, those within the ecosystem that have a common interest such as charities, academics and industry suppliers of services and systems to health and care sector.
The courses will launch in spring 2018 and will be accessible online for all. Participants will be encouraged to complete the free MOOC first before progressing to the paid Online Training courses, as the two courses build upon and complement each other.
We will be posting updates regarding the course development and launch, so keep your eyes peeled for more information to come.
Psst! In case you have a cool data science online course in mind that you would like to develop in cooperation with The DataLab check out the latest funding call.