The Clinical UX Academy TM

Clinical UX
Academy TM

Providing the world’s first and only online Clinical UX course 

12 months, part time, no prior experience required, study from anywhere in the world.

Admission is now closed

Further details for the next cohort will be available later in 2021

Get a Job in Healthcare UX

Clinical UX is about the interactions clinicians and patients have with healthcare technology and services. It is a specialism within Healthcare UX and UX in general.

Our Clinical UX course trains clinicians, designers and other professionals to work effectively on a variety of healthcare projects, equipping them with core competencies in Clinical UX. 

Working as a Clinical UX Designer makes a difference in healthcare, and can change your life for the better.

Better Health for All

Learn how to make healthcare technology and services that improve health outcomes

Growing Industry

Be a part of an ever increasing number of people working in Digital Health and Healthcare Service Design

Increased Earnings

Join a workforce that earns above the average UX salary for all industries in virtually all countries

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Join a growing and well funded global industry and earn an average starting salary that is $10,000 more than other UX Professionals.


Our Clinical UX Course supports all kinds of professionals interested in successfully carving out a career in the fast-growing digital health, health tech and general health industries. It will provide with skills and knowledge in the 5 core Clinical UX competencies and portfolio of work to demonstrate the abilities developed during the 12 month course.

Each type of professional however will have unique learning and development needs.

For Clinicians

Learn how to apply your existing problem solving skills and knowledge of healthcare to designing healthcare technology and services.

Develop skills in visuals design, iterative design, web & app design and service design

For Other professionals

Learn how to apply your existing skills, knowledge and deep interest in healthcare to make healthcare solutions that are more useful and accessible

Develop knowledge and skills in problem solving for healthcare, visual and data communication, service design and more.

For Designers

Learn how to apply your existing skills in visual communication, iterative design, and industry knowledge to healthcare projects

Develop knowledge of the healthcare industry, both global and local healthcare ecosystems and how new technology and services can improve health outcomes.

Are you an experienced designer, UX professional or have a relevant degree?

Then you should join the course part way through and start on February 20th 2021.  

Certificate of Completion

All students receive a certificate for completing the course, and detailing what the student has learned.

Course Details

The course is taught part-time so students can apply what they learn to their day job. 

Split up into 3 terms/semesters, beginning October 2020, students will learn through a combination of weekly group teaching, problem-based learning, private study, and practical assignments.

Depending on prior experience and speed of learning, students can start applying for jobs after just 3 months of study.

Study anywhere in the world

Living in a different continent to your instructor doesn’t have to be a barrier. 

With the power of the internet and cloud storage, you can join the course from any time zone. 

Classes are given live, and recorded for students to watch later.

Core Competencies


Hours of learning

A list of some of the core skills, knowledge and topics you will learn

People-centred design

Exploratory Research

Explanatory Research

Experience Mapping

Information Architecture

Iterative Design

Interaction Design

Sketching and Wire-framing

Low and High fidelity prototyping

UI Design

Evaluative Research

Stakeholder management

Agile vs Waterfall

Storytelling and presentation skills

HCPs and Patients Personas

People Centred Design

Public Health and marketing healthy living

Healthcare branding

UX writing in healthcare

Data visualisation

Medical education and patient information

Health economics

Health insurance vs Public Health

GDPR, Privacy and Security

Medical law & ethics

AI and Machine learning

Computer Vision

AR and VR

Decision support

Digital Therapeutics


Remote monitoring


Clinical trials


Clinical messaging

Clinical Applications

Medical Devices and regulations

Software as Medical Devices


Clinical Pathways

Care plans

and much more!

The course addresses 5 core competencies split across 16 modules.  

Find out more below.

  • Psychology​

    The application of theory of how people think and behave, and how research methods can provide insights on making useful healthcare technology and services.

    Knowledge and skills include conducting effective research, behaviour change theory and emotional design.

  • Design​

    Knowledge of how to use creative skill to communicate ideas, problem solve, and create diverse products and services. This does not need to include visual design however.

    Knowledge and skills include visual communication, problem shaping/defining, prototyping, and visual design. Note that you do not need to be an artist!

  • Healthcare​

    Understanding of how healthcare is delivered on a global and local level, and what the biggest health problems are that need solving by Clinical UX Designers.

    Knowledge and skills include how healthcare systems are run, different types of clinical and non clinical responsibilities, and how healthcare is paid for.

  • Technology​

    The use of physical and digital solutions which make tasks simpler and life easier. These solutions can be connected to the internet, utilise radio waves or are purely offline.

    Knowledge and skills include web and mobile application, physical devices, AR/VR and AI/machine learning.

  • Professionalism​

    Methods and mindsets required to thrive as an individual in any team, engage with colleagues and stakeholders effectively and raise the UX maturity of those around you.

    Knowledge and skills include managing conflict, effective communication, leadership, continued development, and discipline at work.

Develop UI skills

For those who want to go in to User Interface (UI) design. Learn to communicate and test user interface designs with the latest and greatest tools. No artistic skills required. And get  exclusive free and discounted licenses to use whilst a student.

  • Every weekend there will be a 2hr lesson, alternating between Saturdays and Sundays to minimise impact on everyone’s weekend. Students can still work during the working week.
  • 3 terms/semesters with breaks for major holiday seasons
  • Regular assignments and assessments
  • Weekly peer mentoring and group work
  • Learn anywhere

Students learn through 4 learning methods:

Group teaching
Weekly, weekend, 2hr lessons, allowing students to ask the instructor questions and learn from each others answers. Content for each lesson is described in advance and shared afterwards as a video recording and access to learning notes.

Problem-based learning
Students are set challenges which they work on as individuals, come to conclusions on their own and then discuss what has been learned with their assigned group before the next group teaching session.

These are specific projects, based on briefs supplied by the student or the instructor. For example, design a research plan to support the design of a digital product to help people quit smoking. The output of assignments are used to encourage and assess learning of students. 

Private study
This is simply students learning on their own, guided by a reading list, recommendations from group teaching, or advice offered by the instructor or fellow students. It supports all other types of learning.

  • At least 60% live course attendance
  • A computer with internet access,  (preferably a MacBook, but not essential)
  • Dedication to complete the course
  • 3 hours a week minimum for private study
  • 1 hour a week minimum for group work.

Exclusive Community

Access to an exclusive online community of like-minded people.

Real Healthcare Projects

Work on real digital health and healthcare service design projects

Career Coaching

Group and 1-to-1 career coaching to help get a Clinical UX job

Graduation Certificate

Receive a certificate once you graduate from the course. 

Meet The Instructor

Dr Gyles Morrison MBBS MSc

Clinical UX Designer & Digital Healthcare Consultant

Gyles 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 the past 4 years for universities, UX courses, conferences. His professional work as a Clinical UX designer has also taking him across the globe, working for the 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.

Fortune Khubile

Medical Practitioner - Functional Assessor

I did a UX course with one of the mainstream institutions. In comparison I found Dr Morrison’s teaching more detailed, thorough and practical. His course material is more up to date, relatable and relevant. This is influenced by the undeniable passion he has for clinical UX design.

I now have a solid foundational understanding of clinical UX and I have been able to start working on small projects.

Sean Roberts

Study coordinator, NHS

Gyles has an exceptional ability to articulate the crucial role of UX design in the context of healthcare.

Fiona Brownlie

UX Designer and VR Specialist

“Gyles is an excellent instructor. His fun and calming personality makes you feel completely comfortable with asking questions and he was able to structure classes that would benefit us. He was always encouraging and positive and I really enjoyed his classes.”


Yes. We currently do not offer the course in any other languages, but this is something we hope to do soon.

No as it is not endorsed formally by a professional body or university. 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 Assocation. Note that this course is not accredited.

No. 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 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.

Of course!

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.

Enrol Now

Ready to become a Clinical UX Specialist?

Design Student course starts February 20th, 2021

Experienced designers can join now

Note: that enrolment for non-designers has now ended.


Payment Plan

£625 £460 / month
  • Pay over 6 months
  • Access to an exclusive online community of like-minded people.
  • Work on real digital health and healthcare service design projects
  • Group and 1-to-1 career coaching to help get a Clinical UX job

Payment Plan

£450 £375 / month
  • Pay over 10 months
  • Access to an exclusive online community of like-minded people.
  • Work on real digital health and healthcare service design projects
  • Group and 1-to-1 career coaching to help get a Clinical UX job

Clinical UX For Designers

Experienced designers, UX professionals or those with a relevant degree, can enrol on to the Clinical UX Course to start in early 2021 once the other students have covered topics on the Psychology and Design competencies.

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