Overview of the Clinical Data Science programme

The Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Data Science is due to go live in the autumn of 2023.


The programme is comprised of the following units:

  • data engineering
  • maths, stats, and machine learning
  • data visualisation and communication
  • human factors and digital transformation

The initial four modules will cover the topics outlined in the table below:

Data engineering
  • data engineering/wrangling
  • missing data
  • structured/unstructured
  • databases and other data sources
Maths/stats and machine learning
  • fundamental maths
  • statistics
  • machine learning models
  • programming
Data visualisation and communication
  • data visualisations
  • communicating data
  • decision support systems/dashboards
Human factors and digital transformation
  • requirement gathering
  • co-design/UCD
  • evaluation
  • digital transformation and implementation

These units will also be available individually as CPD modules. The Data Engineering unit will go live in October 2022. Health Education England will fund 15 places on the pilot Data Engineering module in October 2022. The other three units will be available individually as CPD from the autumn of 2023.

View further details about the programme, and about how to apply for the pilot Data Engineering module, on the University of Manchester website.

Learn about applying for a funded place on the pilot Data Engineering module.

Last updated on 26th September 2022