/Information and Knowledge Management - Professional course

Provided by: UWE

Course Area: South West

Course Code: Z41000071

Course Type: Short Course

Start date: 20210510

Subjects: Human Computer Interactions, Knowledge Management, Social Data Analytics, User Experience Design

Price: £500 to £2,000

Delivery Method: Face to face

Course Overview

Learning and Teaching

Scheduled learning is via weekly lectures, including discussions and exercises/case studies in class. Minimum 24 hours lectures and face to face discussion and an estimated 30 hours online learning via VLE teaching materials and online discussion groups/contributions to wikis etc.



Assessment consists of a short answer exam, a professional standard report and an investigation into a knowledge sharing tool of choice.


Who Is This Course For

Our professional courses will bring you up to date with current information, science and technology trends, and are offered as individual stand-alone modules or can be used to build up credit towards a named postgraduate qualification (PG Certificate, PG Diploma or Masters) within our Information Management and Information Technology Awards.

What Will I Learn

Course Content includes a detailed examination of the following topics:


Understanding data, information and knowledge; objectivist and constructivist perspectives of knowledge; distinctions between data management, information management and knowledge management in organisations, the records manager and knowledge specialist, developing the learning organisation.


Different categories of knowledge, e.g. tacit and explicit; propositional, practical, experiential; knowledge in action; knowing as culturally situated, artefact mediated, socially distributed, personal and provisional, organisational knowledge and learning: individual, social and critical perspectives.


The role of the Data Analyst; data security, best practice and the legal environment; risk and information governance; information audits and policies; digital preservation.


Collaborative working in the organisation – people and practices, IT tools and techniques, communities of practice, single and double loop learning; role of social media, enabling cultures and barriers.

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