Employing millions of people around the globe, the healthcare industry caters to the medical needs of patients to maintain or re-establish health.
The huge volume of technological developments taking place are rapidly transforming the industry, empowering citizens to take charge of their own health while at the same time providing innovative tools to support the healthcare workforce. Digital health is an integral part of person-centred care.
The future of healthcare is digital and this transformation has already started. Whether you hail from a healthcare or an ICT background, you are invited to join this new postgraduate programme and become part of the specialised community shaping technological innovation within the health sector. The Faculty of Information and Communication Technology and the Faculty of Health Sciences within the University of Malta provide the right environment to specialise in this area with a mix of both theoretical and practical hands-on material delivered by renowned experts in the field.
The Faculties are continually working together to understand, use and develop digital health technology for the health and wellbeing of each and every citizen.
If you’re looking for more reasons to join this community of experts at the University of Malta, here are five reasons why it pays to choose the Masters Programme:
- It is a rapidly changing and emerging field, so being accompanied by experts who are also practitioners along your study journey puts you at an advantage
Prof. Ing. Victor Buttigieg from the Department of Communications and Computer Engineering, was recently awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Chamber of Engineers during the Malta Engineering Excellence Awards ceremony
- Members of the Faculty of ICT have co-founded a locally-based digital health ecosystem, enabling more dialogue between NGO’s and health services
Here are a few photo highlights from a discussion on digital health with the participation of Dr Conrad Attard from the Faculty of ICT.
- You will also have the unparalleled support of private companies and public health services, who both understand the importance of digital health!
- Students from ICT and healthcare backgrounds will work together to promote collaboration between fields and ensure digital health remains relevant to the health needs of the public
- With the urgent national and global need to develop digital healthcare scenarios, career prospects are high!
Tech news portal thenextweb.com cites Augmented Reality surgery training systems, health wearables such as biofeedback APIs, Early Diagnosis with the help of AI, on-demand healthcare, and personalised care through machine learning as five of the most exciting innovations in digital health.