EDUCATION

We support the 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 Informatics profession.  New information technologies, although ubiquitous, have generally proved disruptive to health practice as many health organisations and governments struggle to address this unmet community need in the context of growing medico-legal consequences.

ACHI seeks to increase the awareness of the diverse entry points and pathways into the Health Informatics profession as well as the broad range of education providers in Australasia.

Our Fellowship Program will support and prepare health informatics research PhD students for leadership roles in the health informatics workforce.

This directory is current as of September 2017.  It does not imply endorsement of a program or assurance of its quality.

Doctorate Qualifications

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

University of Melbourne, Australia

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

www.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

Doctor of Health (Professional Doctorate)

http://www.utas.edu.au/courses/dvc-research/courses/m9g-doctor-of-health

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

50% of Masters Degree

Massey University

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

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 Diploma in eHealth (Health Informatics)

http://www.utas.edu.au/courses/chm/courses/h6e-graduate-diploma-of-e-health-health-informatics

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)

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)

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