Surrey Informatics Summer School 2015

How to use routine health data for quality improvement & research

When: Sunday 26th July 2015 to Friday 31st 11 July 2015Where: Faculty of Business Economics and Law University of Surrey, Guildford, GU2 7XH

Open to: Public, Staff, Students

The Department of Health Care Management & Policy will be hosting its fourth annual health informatics summer school from July 26th to 31st July 2015.

This full time 6 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.

Course aims:

This course aims to equip you with the skills and knowledge to confidently use routine health data by:

  • Learning how to sort, clean, process and describe health data
  • Gaining insight into the statistical analysis and modelling techniques used by successful health care analysts
  • Using analytical techniques and tools on real world scenarios to generate insights and embed learning
  • Sharing your knowledge and experience with participants from across the health care spectrum and globe
  • Learning from highly regarded experts in the field

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 Sunday afternoon and runs through to the following Friday afternoon. The course day is divided into plenary (lecture) sessions, individual computer labs; and practical sessions. Lunches, drinks and nibbles with evening lectures, opening and where can i buy real viagra confidence closing dinner are provided as part of the course fee.

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 – Honorary visiting research fellow at the University of Surrey; previously Clinical Informatics adviser to HSCIC; retired GP

Professor Neil Munro – guest speaker – practising GP, Associate Specialist in Diabetes, Chelsea and Westminster NHS Trust, London; previously chairman of the Primary Care Diabetes Society

Why Surrey:

  • Intensive 6 day course minimises disruption to work
  • Taught by leading thinkers and practitioners in the field of health informatics
  • High quality modern facility in green surroundings, easily accessible by road (7 miles from M25 via A3); train (30 mins from central London); and, air (both Gatwick and buy zithromax online no prescription we use it Heathrow 40mins)

Pricing & Booking:

Non-commercial: (Academic/NHS) £450 Commercial: £750
Price includes all lunches, break time teas and coffees, drinks and nibbles with evening lectures as well as course opening and closing dinner. Accommodation is available at an extra cost at the University, dependent on availability.

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