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Programme structure: Digital Health and Care (PhD) - what's running in 2023/24

    This section describes which Units you will take in which year of study. It indicates which units are mandatory and where you will be able to choose. The overall pass marks you will need to achieve in order to progress or achieve an award are shown. The full regulations concerning progression and completion are held in the University's Regulations and Code of Practice. Any particular aspects of your programme that are unusual will be highlighted. If any Units are must pass this will be shown below. The linked unit specifications detail any additional requirements.

    What do the Levels represent?

    What do the teaching blocks (TB) mean?

  • Year 1 (2023/24)

The maximum period of study for full-time students is 4 years. This catalogue only shows the taught units on the programme and may not show all years of study.

Unit name Unit code Credit points Status Teaching Block
People and Systems in Healthcare EENGM0019 10 Mandatory TB-1
Digital Health Case Studies EENGM0036 20 Mandatory TB-4
Responsible Innovation and Research Methods in Digital Health EENGM0023 20 Mandatory TB-4
Digital Health Group Interaction Design Project COMSM0082 30 Mandatory TB-4
Introduction to Artificial Intelligence EMATM0044 10 Mandatory TB-2
Research Project Initiation EENGM0022 60 Mandatory TB-4
Engineering and Computer Science Stream Students Select:
Foundations of Health and Wellbeing EENGM0017 30 Optional TB-4
Health & Life Sciences Stream Students Select Units Totalling 30 credits:
Sensing Technologies for Diagnostics and Monitoring EENGM0031 10 Optional TB-1
Further Computer Programming EMAT10006 10 Optional TB-2
Introduction to Computer Programming EMAT10007 10 Optional TB-1
Data Analytics and Modelling in Health EMATM0046 10 Optional TB-2
EMAT10006 OR EENGM0031 may be selected. Both cannot be taken as options together.
Digital Health and Care (MSc)   180    

Progression/award requirements

The assessment of the taught component of a doctoral degree is governed by the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes and is assessed separately from the research project. Progression to the research project may be dependent on the successful completion of the taught component - please refer to the relevant handbook for the structure of the particular programme.

The pass mark set by the University for any level 7(M) unit is 50 out of 100.

Exit awards

It may be possible to exit the programme with a taught award. For detailed rules on progression please see the Regulations and Code of Practice for Research Programmes and the relevant faculty handbook.