The Department of Clinical & Experimental Medicine will be hosting its fifth annual health informatics summer school from Monday 26 June to Friday 30 June This full time 5 day intensive short course is for health care professionals, researchers and analysts wanting to work with routine health data to measure quality, research and improve outcomes.
A deep understanding of health informatics is increasingly recognised as essential for those seeking to advance their careers within the health sector. Informatics is one of the fastest growing specialisms within the health sector. At its core the insight gained from the analysis of relevant, reliable and timely information enables clinicians, researchers, managers and commissioners to make informed decisions that lead to improved outcomes. Taught by highly regarded experts in the field the course will teach analytical techniques and tools on real world scenarios to generate practical insight and embed learning.
There are no entry requirements and the course is suitable and flexible enough to accommodate those with little or no statistical experience looking to find pragmatic ways of using data as well as those advanced in analytics seeking to enhance their technical skills.
The course is internationally relevant and has attracted students from Canada, the Middle East, Caribbean, and across Europe, though we use UK centric data in our case studies.
The course is intensive and primarily designed for residential students. It commences on the Monday morning and runs through to the following Friday afternoon. The course day is divided into plenary (lecture) sessions, individual computer labs; and practical sessions. Lunches, break time teas and coffees and closing dinner are provided as part of the course fee.
The course will provide an introduction to data analytics, basic statistical tests and data manipulations using R and RStudio, and the basics of epidemiology. It will also cover the nature of routine health data, the processes of data extraction, the representation of meaning, and an ontological approach to making sense of the data. It will also include an introduction to Health Economics.
Intended learning outcomes for participants will include:
By the end of this course you will be able to:
Guest speakers and lecturers include:
- Professor Simon Jones – Professor of Epidemiology and Head of Integrated Care Research at the University of Surrey; previously Chief Statistician at Dr Foster Intelligence
- Professor Simon de Lusignan – Professor of Primary Care and Clinical Informatics at the University of Surrey; Medical Director
of the RCGP Research and Surveillance centre; practicing GP
- Dr John Williams – Senior Clinical Research fellow at the University of Surrey; previously Clinical Informatics adviser to HSCIC; retired GP
- Dr Andrew McGovern – Clinical Research Fellow at the University of Surrey
- William Hinton and Jeremy van Vlymen – Research Fellows at the University of Surrey
- Mr Jake Jordan – Research Fellow in Health Economics at the University of Surrey