Education Directory

The Australasian College of Health Informatics supports increased recruitment and employment of appropriately qualified Digital Health and Health Information professionals in the health system.  Many state, territory and federal health authorities and health industry employers are unaware of the education options in the Health Information profession.  New information technologies, although ubiquitous, have generally proved disruptive to health practice as many health organizations and governments struggle to address this unmet community need in the context of growing medico-legal consequences.

Past President A/Prof Terry Hannan teaching at Harvard.ACHI seeks to enhance the communication of the diversity of entry points and pathways into the Health Informatics profession as well as the broad range of education providers in Australasia by making key information about Digital Health and Health Informatics  education journeys publicly available for the benefit of employers, policy-makers, recruiters and prospective students.

This directory is current as of March 2017 – it does not imply endorsement of a program or assurance of its quality.  Please e-mail any additions or updates to Secretary@ACHI.org.au.  Thank You!

 

Doctorate in Health Informatics

Auckland University of Technology: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

www.aut.ac.nz/study-at-aut/study-areas/computer-mathematical-sciences/postgraduate-degrees/doctor-of-philosophy

Auckland University: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

www.fmhs.auckland.ac.nz/assets/fmhs/soph/postgrad/docs/Healthinfo_Flyer.pdf

Macquarie University, NSW: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

www.mq.edu.au/research/research-centres,-groups-and-facilities/healthy-people/centres/australian-institute-of-health-innovation/centre-for-health-informatics

Melbourne University, Australia: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

http://healthinformatics.unimelb.edu.au/education_and_training/phd_level

Monash University, Australia: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

www.infotech.monash.edu.au/research/about/centres/cosi/

Victoria University, Australia: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

www.vu.edu.au/research/research-focus-areas-expertise/research-focus-areas/applied-informatics

 

Equivalent to Doctorate in Health Informatics

University of Tasmania: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

www.utas.edu.au/health/research/phd-opportunities

 

Doctorate in Relevant Field

University of Canberra: Professional Doctorate in Information Sciences

www.canberra.edu.au/coursesandunits/course?course_cd=862AA

 

Masters Degree by Coursework in Health Informatics

Auckland University of Technology: Master of Health Informatics

Required: Health Information Standards; Clinical Information Systems and the Electronic Health Record; Health Analytics; Health Informatics and the Health Sector; Research Methods; Applied Research Project.

Electives: Data Mining and Machine Learning; Artificial Intelligence; Auto-identification; Information Security; Systems Design and Development

Aimed at IT graduates and IT professionals interested in the latest developments and trends in the area.

www.aut.ac.nz/study-at-aut/study-areas/computer-mathematical-sciences/postgraduate-degrees/master-of-health-informatics

Flinders University, South Australia: Master of Health Administration

www.flinders.edu.au/courses/rules/postgrad/mhad.cfm

University of Tasmania: Master of E-Health (Health Informatics) – includes Graduate Certificate and Professional Honours

Current Requirements*: Introduction to Health Informatics; Data, Information and Knowledge; E-health Privacy and Security Issues; Electronic Health Records; Diffusion of Health Technology; E-Health; Understanding Health Informatics Research; Health Information Systems; Health Informatics Research Methods; Rural and Remote E-Health; Workplace Learning Project (includes dissertation).
*Unit requirements subject to change due to course update in 2017.
Offered externally, fully online, completion time of 3 to 7 years (part time only).
Graduates of this course may be eligible to apply to undertake a PhD.

www.utas.edu.au/courses/hsi/courses/h7e-master-of-e-health-health-informatics

University of Wollongong: Master of Health Informatics

Required: Concepts and Issues in Healthcare Computing; Introduction to Health Informatics; Introduction to Epidemiology and Statistics; Information Design and Content Management; Professional Practice & Research Project. Depending on previous qualifications students complete either Information Technology or Health specialisation; and additional Advanced Information Technology Subjects

www.uow.edu.au/handbook/yr2016/pg/H16007209.html

 

Equivalent to Masters Degree by Coursework in Health Informatics

LaTrobe University, Australia: Master of Health Information Management

www.latrobe.edu.au/handbook/2016/postgraduate/she/health-sciences/coursework/hmhim.htm

UniTec Institute of Technology, Auckland: Master of Computing specialising in Health Informatics

www.unitec.ac.nz/career-and-study-options/computing-and-information-technology/master-of-computing

University of Melbourne: Master of IT Health specialisation

www.msi.unimelb.edu.au/study/graduate/master-of-information-technology/health/2-years/

University of Queensland: Master of e-Healthcare – includes Graduate Diploma and Graduate Certificate

www.uq.edu.au/study/program.html?acad_prog=5274

University of Sydney: Master of Health Technology Innovation – includes Graduate Diploma

www.sydney.edu.au/engineering/mhti/

University of Tasmania: Master of Health Information Management

www.utas.edu.au/courses/bus/courses/37e-master-of-health-information-management

 

Masters Degree by Coursework in a relevant field

Flinders University, South Australia: Master of Engineering (Biomedical)

www.flinders.edu.au/courses/rules/postgrad/meb.cfm

La Trobe University, Australia: Master of Biotechnology and Bioinformatics

www.latrobe.edu.au/handbook/current/postgraduate/she/science-psych/coursework/shmbb.htm

Monash University, Australia: Master of Biostatistics

www.monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/3422/

 

50% of Masters Degree

Massey University

www.massey.ac.nz/massey/learning/programme-course-paper/programme.cfm?major_code=2578&prog_id=93142

 

Postgraduate Diploma in Health Informatics

Griffith University, Queensland, Australia: Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics

Offered at the Griffith University South Bank campus in Brisbane and also on-line.

https://degrees.griffith.edu.au/Program/Overview?program=3336

Massey University, New Zealand: Postgraduate Certificate in Health Informatics

www.massey.ac.nz/massey/learning/programme-course-paper/programme.cfm?prog_id=92749

University of Auckland, New Zealand: Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences in Health Informatics – includes Postgraduate Certificate

Required: Health Knowledge Management; Principles Of Health Informatics; Healthcare Decision Support Systems; Evidence for Best Practice; Quality in Healthcare; Strategic Health Management. Electives from Business Management, Computer Science, Population Health.

Aimed at people who wish to develop knowledge and skills in design and implementation of information privacy and security solutions, the development and use of standards for messaging, terminology and data coding, diagnostic and intervention decision support, electronic healthcare records, and with the ability to work and communicate effectively within multi-disciplinary teams.

www.fmhs.auckland.ac.nz/en/faculty/for/future-postgraduates/postgraduate-study-options/programmes/diplomas/pgdiphsc/pgdiphsc-health-informatics.html

University of Otago, New Zealand: Postgraduate Diploma in Health Informatics

Required: Essential Information Management Skills; Principles of Health Informatics.

Electives: Health Information Systems; Evidence-based Practice; Computer-aided Learning in Health Care; Research Methods for Health Informatics; Health Ethics and the Internet.

Intended for health care professionals whose prime focus may be in clinical care delivery, management, education, quality assurance, information systems or research.

www.otago.ac.nz/courses/qualifications/pgdiphealinf.html

University of Tasmania, Australia: Graduate Certificate in eHealth (Health Informatics)

University of Tasmania: Graduate Certificate in eHealth (Health Informatics)
Requirements: Introduction to Health Informatics; Data, Information and Knowledge; E-health Privacy and Security Issues; Electronic Health Records.
Offered externally, fully online, completion time of 1 to 3 years (part time only).
Graduates of this course may be eligible to apply to undertake Professional Honours or Master of eHealth (Health Informatics).

www.utas.edu.au/courses/hsi/courses/h5e-graduate-certificate-in-e-health-health-informatics

Western Sydney University, Australia: Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics

Required: Introduction to Health Informatics; Professional Development; E-Health; Services Computing in Healthcare.

Available only to continuing or completing students.

http://handbook.westernsydney.edu.au/HBOOK/course.aspx?course=3663.1

 

Bachelors Degree in Health Informatics and equivalents

Auckland University of Technology: Bachelor of Computing and Information Sciences

www.aut.ac.nz/study-at-aut/A-Z-listing-of-academic-fields-and-disciplines-at-AUT-University/health-informatics

Curtin University of Technology, WA: Bachelor of Health Science (Health Information Management)

http://courses.curtin.edu.au/course_overview/course.cfm?o=1803&studymode=UG

LaTrobe University, Australia: Bachelor of Health Sciences (Medical Classification) / Bachelor of Health Information Management – double degree

www.qut.edu.au/study/courses/bachelor-of-health-information-management

Queensland University of Technology, Australia: Bachelor of Health Information Management

www.latrobe.edu.au/courses/health-information-management

University of Melbourne, Australia: Bachelor of Biomedicine – Health Informatics major

http://bbiomed.unimelb.edu.au/major/health-informatics

University of Tasmania, Australia: Bachelor of eHealth (Health Informatics) Professional Honours

Requirements: Introduction to Health Informatics; Data, Information and Knowledge; E-health Privacy and Security Issues; Electronic Health Records; Diffusion of Health Technology; E-Health; Understanding Health Informatics Research; Health Informatics Research Methods.
Offered externally, fully online, completion time of 2 to 5 years (part time only).
Graduates of this course may be eligible to apply to undertake a Master of eHealth (Health Informatics).

www.utas.edu.au/courses/hsi/courses/h4e-bachelor-of-e-health-health-informatics-professional-honours

Western Sydney University, Australia: Bachelor of Information Communications Technology (Health Information Management)

www.westernsydney.edu.au/future/future_students_home/ug/eng_info_tech/bachelor_of_information_and_communications_technology_health_information_management

 

Unit of Study / Single Subject in Health Informatics

(offered for course credits by registered providers, separate from programs listed above)

Australian Catholic University: Health Informatics (E-Health)

A unit in the MBA (Health), which targets senior managers in health-focused organisations.

www.acu.edu.au/units/2016/units_2016/unit_display?unit=isys650

Flinders University, South Australia: Health Informatics

A Topic in the Master of Health Administration (MHAD), Graduate Diploma in Health Administration (GDPHAD), and Graduate Certificate in Health Administration (GCHAD) awards, available in Australia, Singapore and China, which targets middle level health and aged care managers, equipping them to move to more senior management positions.

www.flinders.edu.au/webapps/stusys/index.cfm/topic/main?year=2016&subj=HACM&numb=9206&title=&aims=&fees=Y

Monash University, Australia: Nursing Informatics & Medical Imaging Data Management and Health Informatics

Units in undergraduate and postgraduate health disciplines.

www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/units/NUR5202.html & www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2016handbooks/units/RAD5106.html

University of Tasmania: Health Services and Health Informatics

Third year unit in the Bachelor of Health Science targeting a range of allied health professionals.

www.utas.edu.au/courses/hsi/units/cxa309-health-services-and-health-informatics

 

Equivalent to Unit of study / Single subject in Health Informatics

(offered for course credits by registered providers, separate from programs listed above)

Ehealth Education, Melbourne, Australia

http://ehe.edu.au/courses/icd-10-am/icd-10-am-certificates-and-qualifications/

Health Information Management Association of Australia

http://himaa2.org.au/education/?q=node/2

 

Non-credit-bearing Education and Training programs in Health Informatics

(offered by a registered or non-registered provider)

ACHI / HIMAA / HISA: Certified Health Informatician Australasia (CHIA)

www.healthinformaticscertification.com/

eHealth & HL7 Education Partners, Australia & Asia-Pacific

eHealthTraining.com.au

Ehealth Education, Melbourne

http://ehe.edu.au/

Flinders University, South Australia: Short Health Informatics Course (5 days)

www.flinders.edu.au/medicine/fms/sites/health_care_management/hcm-documents/short-courses/Health-Informatics.pdf

Health Information Consulting Ltd, UK: Certificate in Health Informatics

www.health-informatician.com/certificate-in-health-informatics-chi/

Karolinska Institutet, Sweden: eHealth – Opportunities and Challenges Short Course

www.edx.org/course/ehealth-opportunities-challenges-kix-kiehealthx-0

LaTrobe University, Australia: Clinical Coding Auditing Course

www.latrobe.edu.au/courses/health-information-management/short-courses

School for Health and Care Radicals, NHS, UK: Information modules

http://theedge.nhsiq.nhs.uk/how-to-you-hack-healthcare-use-design-thinking/

Western Sydney University: Australian Health Informatics Summer School

www.uws.edu.au/scem/school_of_computing_engineering_and_mathematics/events_and_seminars/health_informatics_summer_school

 

Inclusion Criteria and Classification

  1. All included education offerings must have accepted new enrolments in the past 2 years.
  2. ANZ registered qualifications: List ALL vocational, undergraduate and postgraduate Health Informatics education and training programs that are offered for academic credit by registered Australian or New Zealand education provider organisations.  Registration is as determined by www.aqf.edu.au/news/using-the-aqf/faq/becoming-a-registered-provider/ / http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/providers-partners/about-education-organisations/
  3. Other ANZ qualifications: List SELECTED other Health Informatics education and training programs (for example, workshops and short courses) offered by organisations either where the educators are ACHI members, or where ACHI Council agrees that they are appropriate for people practising as health informaticians in Australia and New Zealand. Quality assurance system is to be noted.
  4. Equivalent / Relevant qualifications at postgraduate level: List SELECTED qualifications that are “equivalent” and “relevant” , to Health Informatics offered for academic credit by registered Australian or New Zealand education provider organisations, only where ACHI Council agrees that they are appropriate for people practising as health informaticians in Australia and New Zealand. Quality assurance system is to be noted.
  5. Other international qualifications: List SELECTED vocational, undergraduate or postgraduate Health Informatics programs originating outside Australia and New Zealand that offer quality assured, online / distance learning only where ACHI Council agrees that they are appropriate for people practising as health informaticians in Australia and New Zealand. Quality assurance system is to be noted.
  6. Listing is alphabetical by offering organisation within each category.
  7. Education and training programs are classified at the level of the highest qualification awarded, with reference to Australian and New Zealand Educational Qualifications Frameworks, see www.aqf.edu.au / www.nzqa.govt.nz.  This allows specification of a Masters degree, with nested Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate, down to the level of a single subject or unit of study.
  8. Levels of education and training in these qualification frameworks are determined by the depth and breadth of the specified learning outcomes, including the volume of learning (a full-time education/training year has a notional volume of learning of 1200 hours – see www.aqf.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Volume-of-learning-explanation-v2-2014.pdf).