Onshore (Australia) Program
1 x 5-day intensive workshop once-only
8 hours of independent study weekly

Offshore (Singapore) Program
1 x 1.5-day intensive workshop per semester
1 x 4-hour workshop per semester
1 x 2-hour online discussion per week
95 hours of independent study per semester
Assumed knowledge
Students are expected to have a working knowledge of the Australian Health Care system (i.e. be familiar with the part of the health system they work or have worked in).
Assignment(s); Workshop attendance and participation: Workshop presentation
Topic description

Health informatics can be seen as a nascent discipline at the intersection of information management, computer science and healthcare. The topic combines both theoretical and practical informatics concepts in healthcare and is available to students enrolled in the postgraduate health administration courses and to others from across Australia and internationally.

Educational aims

This topic aims to:

  • Enhance participants' understanding of current developments in health informatics and their potential impact on the delivery of health care services
  • Assist participants in developing a set of skills for making operational and strategic management decisions in relation to health informatics
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Define the four (4) elements of health informatics: data, information, knowledge, and decisions
  2. Explain the processes of sourcing, accessing and storing electronic information; aggregating, linking and benchmarking information; visualising data to construct meaning; and the behaviour, values and engagement required in making informed healthcare decisions
  3. Apply the four (4) elements of health informatics in addressing a health issue/problem
  4. Predict the clinical, administrative and technical implications involving healthcare practitioners and processes, when applying health informatics
  5. Evaluate the effectiveness of resolving an identified health issue/problem with the four elements of health informatics

Key dates and timetable

(1), (2)

Each class is numbered in brackets.
Where more than one class is offered, students normally attend only one.

Classes are held weekly unless otherwise indicated.


If you are enrolled for this topic, but all classes for one of the activities (eg tutorials) are full,
contact your College Office for assistance. Full classes frequently occur near the start of semester.

Students may still enrol in topics with full classes as more places will be made available as needed.

If this padlock appears next to an activity name (eg Lecture), then class registration is closed for this activity.

Class registration normally closes at the end of week 2 of each semester.

Classes in a stream are grouped so that the same students attend all classes in that stream.
Registration in the stream will result in registration in all classes.
  Unless otherwise advised, classes are not held during semester breaks or on public holidays.