Health Informatics (eHealth) is a transformational force in health around the world, and relies increasingly on new kinds of knowledge required by all of the health professions as well as on a specialised professional workforce.
Contemporary research in healthcare and medicine is information intensive. The Health Informatics major introduces you to the interdisciplinary field of health and biomedical infromatics, and to the core principles and practices of the health informatician. It intergates biomedical information technology and knowledge management, the socioeconomic challenges of delivering healthcare systems and new methods of clinical and epidemiological research. In Australian and overseas demand is increasing for people with these specialised skills and knowledge who can lead delivery of e-health solutions for patient care and disease management.
This major is only available in the Bachelor of Biomedicine.
- Career Options
This major will open up pathways for students to work effectively with ehealth and biomedical informatics in future health profession careers. Alternatively, students may choose to pursue accredited specialist careers as health informaticians in healthcare, industry, government and research settings, following relevant work experience and certification exams..
- Graduate Pathways
Bachelor of Biomedicine graduates with a Health Informatics major are very well placed for further study in honours, graduate professional entry degrees or, upon completion of appropriate research training preparation following the Bachelor of Biomedicine, research higher degrees.
Depending on the major undertaken, students may apply for an Honours program upon completion of the Bachelor of Biomedicine.
Graduate Professional Entry Degrees
For students who wish to continue professional studies at graduate level, the degree provides a pathway into a range of graduate professional entry programs, some of which also provide research training.
Research Higher Degrees
For students who wish to explore biomedicine research questions in greater depth, there will be opportunities to proceed to Research Higher Degrees at masters and doctoral level. Research training preparation within the Honours year, Postgraduate Diploma or a Masters degree will be required as preparation for a research higher degree.
MDHS Graduate Pathways advice is available at the Health Hub.
Sample Course Plan
Bachelor of Biomedicine - Health Informatics Major
|Semester 1|| BIOL10002|
Biomolecules & Cells
Foundations of Computing
Chemistry for Biomedicine
Learning & the Digital Generations
|Semester 2|| BIO10003|
Genes & Environment
Mathematics for Biomedicine
Physics for Biomedicine
Foundations of Information Systems
|Semester 1|| BIOM20001|
Molecular & Cellular Biomedicine
Foundations of Informatics
Sport, Education & the Media
|Semester 2|| BIOM20002|
Human Structure & Function
Communicating Science & Technology
|Semester 1|| BIOM30002|
Biomedicine: Molecule to Malady
Web Information Technologies
Science & Society
|Semester 2|| BIOM30001|
Frontiers in Biomedicine
Health & Biomedical Informatics
Youth & Popular Culture
*This is a sample course plan only. Subjects offered may change from year to year. Current subject offerings available in the University Handbook.
*The breadth subjects featured in this plan are examples only. You must complete at least four breadth subjects in this degree.
|Course Core Subjects||Major Core Subjects||Other science areas of study to complement the major|
|Subjects leading to major||Major Elective Subjects||Breadth Subjects|