Health informatics is a discipline related to the areas of information systems, computer science and health care. It is primarily concerned with enhancing health care delivery and patient outcomes through the effective use and exchange of information. A postgraduate major in health informatics will include areas of study such as information technology in biomedicine, health care systems, computational methods for life sciences and health informatics applications.
To meet requirements for the computer engineering major a candidate will complete 18 credit points (cp) from units available within that major including HIMT5057 Introduction to Health Informatics (6cp) or COMP5424 Introduction to Information Systems (6cp). In addition, candidates will complete the unit INFO5990 Professional Practice in IT (6cp).
Graduates in health informatics may work in a variety of roles including clinical data manager, clinical information manager, consultant, healthcare webmaster, information security manager, medical director for informatics, pharmacy systems analyst, and software engineer. There are career opportunities in hospitals, healthcare providers, pharmaceutical companies, medical software companies, consulting companies, public health organisations and insurance companies.
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