Master of Health Informatics at University of Wollongong, Australia

The Master of Health Informatics is designed for IT professionals as well as people with a medical background. In Australia, as in most other countries, e-health is gaining a lot of attention and investment.

Description

The Master of Health Informatics is designed for IT professionals as well as people with a medical background. In Australia, as in most other countries, e-health is gaining a lot of attention and investment. 


This degree trains graduates to work as ICT professionals, with a focus on individuals with health-related experience, as well as those with an IT background who want to learn more about health informatics.


The following are some of the things that graduates will be able to do:


  • National and state-level initiatives should be designed by health departments.


  • To manage large-scale health informatics projects both inside and outside of companies.


  • To provide leadership in health informatics in public and private hospitals in conjunction with health system suppliers, telecommunications providers, and pharmaceutical companies.


The Master of Health Informatics has been recognized by the Australian Computer Society as fulfilling the requirements for "Professional Level" membership.

What you will study

To be qualified for the Master of Health Informatics degree, a candidate must complete at least 96 credit points divided into four categories.


  1. Four major themes (24 cp)


  1. Depending on their previous qualifications, students will complete either an Information Technology (24 credit points) or a Health (18 credit point) specialization; 


  1. ISIT990 Professional Practice & Research Project (12 credit points) or ISIT998 IT Research Project CSIT940 Research Methodology (6 credit points) and ISIT990 Professional Practice & Research Project (12 credit points) (12cp)


  1. 12 credit hours in advanced information technology subjects are required.


  1. Subjects from the Advanced Information Technology Subject list or Information Technology Subjects having enough units to complete degree credit requirements.

Learning Outcomes

The Master of Health Informatics program graduates will be able to:


  1. In order to increase healthcare quality, efficiency, equity, and safety, look at health data management and technologies.


  1. Interpret and apply policies and technologies related to data integrity and validity, such as information privacy and security regulations and processes.


  1. Use statistics and research methods to implement evidence-based healthcare management using information systems.


  1. Health information systems and technology should be explained to healthcare organizations and stakeholders.


  1. Evaluate, implement, and use information system tools, techniques, and approaches that are applicable to the healthcare setting.


  1. Apply, modify, and validate informatics ideas and approaches as they pertain to specific biomedical and healthcare concerns.


  1. It is necessary to work as an individual and as part of a team while adhering to ethical and professional standards.

Career Opportunities


  1. Health Informatics Specialist.

  2. Clinical Informatics Analyst.

  3. Health Informatics Consultant.

  4. EHR Implementation Manager.

  5. Health Information Technology Project Manager.

  6. Chief Medical Information Officer.

Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

Candidates must hold a certified Bachelor's degree in an area related to information technology or health care with a 60 percent average.

English Language Requirements


  • IELTS - 6.5

  • TOEFL - 85

  • PTE - 60

Tuition Fee

  • $32,112 per year / $64,224 total


In 2022, Commonwealth Supported Places will be available for all of UOW's postgraduate coursework degrees*. This means that the Australian government will pay up to 75% of your tuition fees. 


You must meet the following conditions to be eligible for this fee subsidy: Be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, a permanent resident of Australia, or a permanent holder of an Australian Humanitarian visa.

$67,680 per course
  • Level
    Masters Coursework
  • Delivery
    On Campus
  • Duration
    2 years
  • Application Fee
    None
  • Intake
    June
  • Language Test Score
    IELTS, TOEFL (IBT), PTE
  • Scholarship
    30% tuition fee waiver