Health Information Education Directory
The College supports increased recruitment and employment of appropriately qualified 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.
ACHI therefore seeks to enhance the communication of the diversity of entry points in the Health Informatics profession and education providers and pathways in Australasia by making key information about the HI educational journey publicly available for the benefit of employers, policy-makers, recruiters and prospective students.
This directory is current as of July 2016 - it does not imply endorsement of a program or assurance of its quality. Please e-mail any additions or updates to . Thank You!
Doctorate in Health Informatics
Auckland University of Technology: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Auckland University: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Macquarie University, NSW: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Monash University, Australia: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Victoria University, Australia: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Equivalent to Doctorate in Health Informatics
University of Tasmania: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Doctorate in Relevant Field
University of Canberra: Professional Doctorate in Information Sciences
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.
University of Tasmania: Master of E-Health (Health Informatics) - includes Graduate Diploma and Graduate Certificate
Required: 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.
Offered externally using online teaching and learning technologies, completion time of 3 to 7 years part time. Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma level of the program.
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
Equivalent to Masters Degree by Coursework in Health Informatics
LaTrobe University, Australia: Master of Health Information Management
UniTec Institute of Technology, Auckland: Master of Computing specialising in Health Informatics
University of Melbourne: Master of IT Health specialisation
University of Queensland: Master of e-Healthcare - includes Graduate Diploma and Graduate Certificate
University of Sydney: Master of Health Technology Innovation - includes Graduate Diploma
University of Tasmania: Master of Health Information Management
Masters Degree by Coursework in a relevant field
Flinders University, South Australia: Master of Engineering (Biomedical)
La Trobe University, Australia: Master of Biotechnology and Bioinformatics
Monash University, Australia: Master of Biostatistics
50% of Masters Degree
Postgraduate Diploma 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.
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.
Massey University, New Zealand: Postgraduate Certificate in 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.
Bachelors Degree in Health Informatics and equivalents
Auckland University of Technology: Bachelor of Computing and Information Sciences
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
University of Melbourne: Bachelor of Biomedicine - Health Informatics major
Western Sydney University: Bachelor of Information 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.
Monash University, Australia: Nursing Informatics & Medical Imaging Data Management and Health Informatics
Units in undergraduate and postgraduate health disciplines.
University of Tasmania: Health Services and Health Informatics
Third year unit in the Bachelor of Health Science targeting a range of allied health professionals.
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
Non-credit-bearing education and training programs in Health Informatics, may or may not be offered by a registered provider
ACHI / HIMAA / HISA: Certified Health Informatician Australasia (CHIA)
eHealth & HL7 Education Partners, Australia & Asia-Pacific
Ehealth Education, Melbourne
Flinders University, SA: Short Health Informatics Course (5 days)
Health Information Consulting Ltd, UK: Certificate in Health Informatics
Karolinska Institutet, Sweden: eHealth - Opportunities and Challenges Short Course
LaTrobe University, Australia: Clinical Coding Auditing Course
School for Health and Care Radicals, NHS, UK: Information modules
Western Sydney University: Australian Health Informatics Summer School
Inclusion criteria and classification:
- All included education offerings must have accepted new enrolments in the past 2 years.
- 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 http://www.aqf.edu.au/news/using-the-aqf/faq/becoming-a-registered-provider/ / http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/providers-partners/about-education-organisations/
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Listing is alphabetical by offering organisation within each level.
- 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.
- 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 http://www.aqf.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Volume-of-learning-explanation-v2-2014.pdf).
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