CILIP is delighted to announce that Digital Health Systems Masters and Postgraduate Diploma courses at the University of Strathclyde have become the first of their kind to receive CILIP accreditation, recognising that their solid preparation for professional practice and a suitable base for anybody entering the health information sector. At the institution’s assessment visit on 11th November 2019, the programmes were added to the current offer of accredited degrees from the Department.
Helen Berry, CILIP’s Workforce Development Manager said “CILIP is delighted to expand its accreditation programme to this area. As with our information and knowledge Learning Providers, these degrees have been judged against the Professional Knowledge and Skills Base tool (PKSB) and demonstrate the breadth of experience and attributes required for a skilled professional in the health sector.
Independent assessor, Roisin Gwyer, commended the way the University of Strathclyde programmes combine theory and practical teaching to support students in gaining a thorough understanding of the subject. Additionally, the inclusion of external speakers to share knowledge and experience and opportunities to work within and visit a number of institutions reflects the emphasis on preparing future practitioners.
CILIP’s Learning Provider accreditation programme is designed to help students choose information career programmes that cover the essential skills and knowledge, and have been rigorously assessed by CILIP. Accredited programmes are assessed using the CILIP PKSB which identifies the core knowledge and skills of the very broad information profession.
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CILIP: the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals is the leading professional body for information specialists, librarians and knowledge managers in the United Kingdom with roots going back to 1877. It is the second largest in the world and the only one with a Royal Charter. Its publishing arm, Facet, is the publisher of choice for the information profession.
About University of Strathclyde
Founded in 1796 as the Andersonian Institute, the University of Strathclyde is Glasgow’s second oldest university and Scotland’s third largest by number of students. It received its royal charted in 1964 as the first technological university in the United Kingdom and takes its name from the historic Kingdom of Strathclyde. Among its alumni are the inventor of television John Logie Baird, the explorer and missionary David Livingstone and Alex Kapranos, lead singer of Franz Ferdinand.
The department of Computer and Information Studies has been a leading school of information and library science in the UK for over 70 years and is celebrating the important milestone of the 50th anniversary of the first BA graduates in Librarianship. It’s a member of the prestigious iSchools organisation, and the Strathclyde iSchool Research Group (SiSRG). QS 2018 ranked Strathclyde as one of the top 50 library and information management schools in the world.
The Digital Health Systems programmes were introduced in 2017.
About CILIP Accreditation for Learning Providers
There are currently 25 CILIP accredited Learning Providers offering 91 programmes and 5 stand-alone modules in a broad range of information related subjects from Digital Health Systems to Museums and Gallery Practice