MSc in Digital Health Transformation From University of Limerick

Program Overview

Implementing large-scale change involving digital health technologies requires an organisation to prepare leaders who:

  • are flexible, highly adaptable and motivated by outcomes that realise benefits
  • have the capacity to build patient-centred models of care, engaging with stakeholders to realise the benefits of digital technologies in health and social care to empower patients and enhance their experiences
  • can effectively and consistently engage with patients and staff, bridging cultural differences and managing varying attitudes to change
  • would be capable of directing the planning and deployment of resources in a digital transformation project
  • can build a business case for cooperating with process improvements and emerging digital technologies to facilitate information sharing in a more integrated care environment to improve clinical development and clinical outcomes
  • appreciate the need to capture and disseminate lessons from implementation and deployment of digital technologies


  Course Duration

18 Months

  Tuition Fee



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This programme will run over 18 months.  Taught modules are delivered over two semesters.  In addition, participants undertake a substantial digital health transformation project.

Programme Delivery

This programme is delivered using a blended learning approach.  For the taught element, in each semester participants will attend a residential block of one week and five in-house blocks.  Each in-house block comprises a consecutive Friday and Saturday.  Residential blocks will take place at the University of Limerick while the locations of in-house blocks will rotate among the participating institutions.   

Semester 1 Modules (30 ECTS credits)    

  • Introduction to Digital Health Transformation
  • eHealth Systems, Standards, and Digital Services
  • Health Information Modelling and Governance
  • Digital Health Research Design
  • Health Service Digital Transformation

Semester 2 Modules (30 ECTS credits)

  • Digital Health and Wellbeing in the Community
  • Digital Health Change Management
  • Clinical Decision Making and Knowledge Discovery    
  • Data Science and Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare

Plus one elective from

  • Medical Devices
  • Medical Diagnostics
  • Digital Health and Clinical Trials

Digital Health Transformation Project (30 ECTS credits)

  • Through the medium of undertaking a substantial project, members of each group will integrate and apply their previous learning to develop and deploy a digital transformation solution or capability which will have a significant positive impact for the Irish Health System.  
  • The project definition phase will be undertaken between Semesters 1 and 2 while the transformation phase will commence at the start of Semester 2 and extend just over five months beyond Semester 2.
  • A healthcare administrator, healthcare manager or healthcare professional who holds a primary undergraduate degree (NFQ, 2.2 honours or higher)


  • An applicant who holds a primary undergraduate degree (2.2 honours or higher) in a health sciences discipline


  • An information technology specialist who holds a primary undergraduate degree (2.2 honours or higher) with experience of working in a healthcare setting.


  • An applicant with at least five years work experience in a healthcare related industry who can satisfy the course admission team that they have the ability to complete and benefit from this course.

  • Applicants may be asked to attend interview.

Application fee - 35.00euro

Fees for this programme are €12,000 for EU students and €16,000 for non-EU students.


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