Health Informatics at UCLAN is 20 years old this year!

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20 years ago, John Howard and I were asked to developed a new MSc course. In order to meet the needs of our potential students, we decided that we needed a blended learning solution. We validated the first MSc to be delivered by blended online learning at the University, and the course has run ever since.

Whilst I have not been involved formally since 2010, I have maintained contact with John as course leader. Bev Ellis who joined us in the early days has also  stayed with the programme, and since 2010, Bev and John, helped by Paul Reid and, more recently, James Hill have run the programme as an online programme.

In 2018, the programme is evolving again. Jane Fitzgerald, one of our own alumni, is  joining the team.

To celebrate 20 years of health informatics at UCLAN and to mark John and Bev’s long service, we are holding a celebration at the Oaks Hotel, where we held many weekend residentials. (Spot the naughty sofa!)

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The event is on Friday Sept 28th.

There will be people around (probably  in the bar) from 4pm.

We will gather formally at 7pm for drinks and dinner will be at 8pm.

Overnight accommodation will be available, and we are planning a communal walk for Saturday Sept 29th.

Cost will be £25 for dinner, or £85 for Dinner, Bed and Breakfast.

If you are a UCLAN Health Informatics alumni, and would like to attend, please complete the expression of interest below.

If you are in touch with other UCLAN Health Informatics alumni, please let them know the event is happening.

Payment and dining options will be required by September 3rd, and will send further details to all those expressing interest.

Expression of Interest

Please use this form to tell us you would like to attend the UCLAN Health Informatics Anniversary Dinner.
We will contact you to confirm your interest, select your dining options and take payment by Sept 3rd.







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