The digital healthcare science degree has been designed with the aim of enhancing the existing workforce in the NHS and breaking down silos – adopting a fusion science approach by taking into consideration parts of digital science, academic and professional development, clinical decision making, physiological science and behavioural science.
The course is available as a full-time undergraduate course and as an apprenticeship. Graduates from the course can then apply to become a member of the Academy for Healthcare Sciences under the digital healthcare science category – the first new healthcare professional branch within the academy for many years.
Berne Ferry, Head of the National School of Healthcare Science, said:
“The National School of Healthcare Science has been closely involved in initiatives to develop a health workforce fit for the digital future. This includes the use of digital technologies and computer science in all areas of healthcare from artificial intelligence and bioinformatics to patient-focused apps and devices.
We are delighted to see universities such as Warwick working quickly and responsively with the health service to develop exciting new programmes to meet these needs.”