Frequently Asked Questions
This FAQs page holds answers to various questions we get asked about the course. Hopefully it can answer any questions you may have. If not, simply contact us and we’d be happy to answer them.
Yes. In fact, it is heavily encouraged. UX is not just theory and making prototypes. It requires time to develop knowledge and skills in Clinical UX, and constructive feedback is essential. The course is only taught part time to ensure students get the time they need really learn and and improve.
Unfortunately English is the only language we currently teach in, but this is something we are looking to change in the future.
No. The course is part time and designed to fit alongside the schedule of full time workers and students. The only, self study learning can be done any time. And the live classrooms sessions either happen outside working hours during the week or on the weekend.
Yes, we do offer scholarships for candidates who need financial assistance. Simply complete the contact form and mention that you are interested in a scholarship funded place. Most scholarships dramatically reduce the course fees, or may cover the whole course fees for you.
Yes! Simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we can arrange an invoice and any other paperwork you may require for your employers finance department.
Not at all. Most of our students have never worked in healthcare at all. All the medical knowledge they require to work in Clinical UX is taught on the course.
This is a course in an emerging field of UX and the road to accreditation is a long one, but one that we are taking. However the course:
- includes the same content from leading Human Computer Interaction master degrees
- is peer reviewed by senior UX professionals and
- is based on learnings from Healthcare and UX professionals who teach on the course.
Also, note that many UX institutions do not offer an accredited course, including Nielson Norman Group, General Assembly and Career Foundry.
Yes, issued by the Clinical UX Association. Please note that this course is not yet accredited.
We can’t, and no training course can unless they provide jobs themselves.
However, if you apply what is taught to you effectively, it is very possible you can get a job during the 12 months of doing the full course.
There is a lot of money invested in digital health alone; $111Billion USD globally, set to triple in the next 5 years. The return on this investment comes by making profitable healthcare products and services. This can be achieved by having Healthcare and Clinical UX professionals working on projects.
This course was specifically designed for clinicians to either change their career completely, or work part time as a UX professional whilst still working clinically. The course being part time helps with that too.
There is debate that UX, Service Design and Customer Experience are different disciplines. However, what is true is that the core skills, knowledge and competencies are shared across all three.
Not at all.
There are many, competent UX professionals who have very little artistic skill, and this is fine. Being good at art is not a requirement unless you want to be a user interface (UI) designer.
You do need to know how to at least express ideas visually, but this is very simple sketching of boxes with labels, or flow diagrams.
No, not at all.
There are many, competent UX professionals who never have to write a line of code. It is not a required for all UX jobs, especially if the project does not involve a digital product.
You do need some aspects of development so you know how it can impact the design and development of digital products. For example, the pros and cons of web based applications versus native mobile applications.
"Enrolling as a student in the Clinical UX Academy has been one of the best decisions I've made across both my academic and professional careers. As well as core principles in UX and Interaction Design, the course has equipped me with domain-specific knowledge in applying UX skills to healthcare and the clinical environment.
Combined with a background in psychology, I can confidently state that the course has directly helped me to begin a career as a Clinical UX Researcher. Dr Morrison is also an exceptional teacher and an even better individual; he has demonstrated a genuine care for each of his students throughout the duration of the course offering regular feedback and career mentoring.
I'd strongly recommend this course for clinicians or academics wanting to work in digital health design, or UX professionals wanting to specialise in healthcare."
Clinical UX Researcher at Graphite Digital
Meet The Instructor
Dr Gyles Morrison MBBS MSc
Clinical UX Strategist & Digital Healthcare Consultant
Gyles has been working in Clinical UX and Digital Health since 2014, and has been in teaching and training for over 10 years. He has taught thousands of people around the world on the topic of healthcare UX for universities, UX courses, conferences.
His professional work as a Clinical UX Strategist has also taken him across the globe, working for digital health starts-ups, the NHS and large Pharmaceutical companies.
After graduating from Bart’s & London School of Medicine and Dentistry in 2011, Gyles worked as a medical doctor for three years. He then completed an MSc in Human Computer Interaction with Ergonomics at University College London in 2018 to bolster his skills and knowledge in UX and design, with a special interest in Healthcare.
Ready to become a Clinical UX Specialist?
Students can now pre-enrol for a mid-January 2022 start.
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We also offer scholarships for candidates who need financial assistance.
Students have three course options to choose from:
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