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Healthcare Innovation: Engineering, Systems and Improvement

The Healthcare Innovation Programme is a set of three successive part-time courses designed to fit with the demands of full-time employment. The programme is delivered through a combination of face-to-face sessions requiring attendance in Cambridge, online sessions, and self-directed learning, and is supported through a virtual online environment.

The objective of the programme is to provide knowledge and understanding of the healthcare system and the technologies applicable to this sector, giving students the expertise and skills needed to innovate successfully in healthcare. The course is suitable for those with a background in medicine, engineering, or a related area. Students will be equipped with the skills necessary to understand how biomedical engineering impacts upon populations, health conditions and clinical outcomes, and learn how to work across the boundaries of engineering, design and healthcare in an effective manner.

The programme is structured such that students can progress from the PgCert, through the PgDip and then on to the MSt in a flexible manner, enrolling each year for the corresponding award if they choose to progress, with breaks allowed along the way.

Latest News

16 April 2024

The applications system has now closed officially. Late applicants should contact us on to discuss further.


3 April 2024

A reminder that our deadline for applications is 15 April - just under two weeks to go.


20 February 2024

Please see a new video introduction to the course on the Overview page.


Older news items are below:


8 December 2023

A Testimonials tab has been added to the website. This will present both industrial and student testimonials about the course.


4 December 2023

Thank you to those who attended our drop-in session last night. We would be pleased to organise another session if there is sufficient interest - feel free to get in touch, or contact us anyway with any particular questions.


7 November 2023

For anyone with questions about the course, we will hold an online drop-in session at 5-6pm (UK time) on Monday 4th December. Please email us if you would like to attend.


6 October 2023

The applications system will open very soon. Please note that some small changes have been made to the dates of the PGCert and PGDip courses. The new dates can be found on the relevant pages.