Big data skills training for the health workforce
Funded by UKRI, Kings has launched a new flexible and modular training programme for health care professionals, researchers and industry partners. This training is to upskill all in their ability to use and apply big data in their work and research.
Who is this training for?
- All health care professionals – whether you are an allied health professional, nurse, pharmacist, health care scientist or doctor.
- Clinical and non clinical researchers, at any career stage.
- Those working in industry that use big data.
- PhD students.
What level of knowledge do I need to have to join these courses?
- Most of the modules are aimed at the beginner level, with some having the option to move up to intermediate and advanced training.
- Some modules require you to bring your own data to use in the training.
I really enjoyed the opportunity to better understand the use of AI in healthcare and how it may be applied to research
Dr Alessandra Vigilante (‘Omics lead) has launched a new training course on the SAGE campus platform. Introduction to Data Management is a four hour course for beginners. During this course you will learn various data management practices. It is an excellent start to help you manage your data for both work and research in an effective way.
Access to the SAGE campus is required. King’s College London staff and students all have access to this.
Over the month of June we added three new modules to our training, covering all our training pillars. For those wondering what Artificial Intelligence is and what it can do for healthcare then Demystifying AI is for you. This theory based module has lectures from leaders in the field. It is filled with interactive quizzes and case studies to help you learn.
In both our Health Data Science and ‘Omics pillar we have R modules. Introduction to R for Health Research will give you a comprehensive practical and theoretical overview of R, perfect for those with no coding background but some statistics knowledge already.
If you want a brief introduction to R to see if it right for you then Basic R with Data Carpentry will help you understand what R is and support you in your first steps of coding with parallel coding tutorials.
We are continually developing new modules and let all know as they are released.
In May 2022 the King’s Innovation Scholars team gave a webinar for the NHS R community. If you missed it you can catch up now on the video recording on Youtube. During the webinar we shared the goals of the programme, and described the R training we offer. We have multiple R modules which are available now for you to start learning. If you are brand new to R and statistics check out Basic R with Data Carpentry If you still need an introductory level module but a little more in depth try Introduction to R for Health Research