Digital health - understanding the application of technology in modern healthcare - Micro-credential

NFQ level 9/10 ECTS
12 weeks
30 Places


Who is this Micro-credential for? 
•    Any multi-professional staff working in healthcare design and delivery across all grades and all services.
Why should I take this Micro-credential? 
•    So that the learner can get the best from digital health, it is important that they understand the application of digital health technology. One example is the adoption of the electronic patient records (EPR).
•    The content of this micro-credential is varied; therefore, the learner will receive knowledge that will help them develop a critical understanding of digital health for their organisation.
•    It is intended that this micro-credential prepares learners to engage with the topic of digital health and apply their knowledge to a real-world problem.
When can I start this Micro-credential? 
    September / January
What do I need to be accepted onto this Micro-credential? – Entry requirements & Prerequisite documents 
•    Hold a level 8 degree in healthcare related programme
•    Or satisfy the course committee that they have the ability to successfully complete the micro-credential programme based on evidence of experience of working in any healthcare setting and engaging with digital health systems
•    Transcript as evidence of degree where applicable 
•    An up-to-date Curriculum Vitae

What will I learn?
Learners will receive knowledge across all five domains (as set out in All-Ireland Nursing & Midwifery Digital Health Capability Framework, 2021), these are:
•    Domain 1 – Digital Professionalism
•    Domain 2 – Leadership and Advocacy
•    Domain 3 – Data and Information Quality
•    Domain 4 – Information-enabled Care
•    Domain 5 – Technology
What will I do?
On successful completion of this micro-credential, learners will:
•    Have a systematic understanding of relevant national and international policies connected to digital health
•    Be able to critically discuss the data lifecycle and application to real-world examples, such as electronic patient records (EPR)
•    Analyse and critically appraise the application of digital health to person-centred, safe and connected care
•    Demonstrate the appropriate application of digital health for a health workplace
How will this Micro-credential be delivered?
•    This micro-credential is 12 weeks in duration 
•    A total of 250 hours is allocated to this micro-credential.
•    Delivered using a blended learning approach – which includes online directed and self-directed learning and two days in person.
How is this Micro-credential assessed?
•    Learners consider a problem from their workplace and apply their newly acquired knowledge to identify a potential digital health solution. 
•    Learners will present a proposed digital health solution; this accounts for 20% of the overall grade.
•    On course completion, learners will submit a final digital health proposal; and this accounts for 80% of the overall grade.

Course Details


NFQ level 9/10 ECTS

Number of Places

30 Places

Next Intake

September / January

Course Coordinator

Hellen Fennell -

Course Director

Sinead Impey and Freda Neill 

Closing Date

14th August / 1st December

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Admission Requirements

Transcript as evidence of degree where applicable 
An up-to-date Curriculum Vitae

1.    Submit your personal details on the application form. 
2.    Log in to the portal with your (new) login credentials. 
3.    Upload documents as required by the school for the micro-credential including a copy of your Curriculum Vitae.


Course Fees

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Get in Touch

General Enquiries: 

MC Coordinator: Freda Neill –

MC Administrator: Hellen Fennell –

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