HME704 - Fundamentals of Health Informatics


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Online
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Online
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125




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Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

A minimum of 20 hours of intensive classroom activity.


Healthcare delivery in this day and age has the potential to be enhanced by digital technology. But successful implementations of digital systems require a holistic approach that encompasses the human aspects of usability of systems, avoidance of risk with privacy and security issues, overcoming problems of incompatible systems and obtaining best value for money out of the capabilities available

This unit aims to introduce students to the fundamental theories and concepts underlying health informatics and introduces and explores the impact of the Information Technology (IT) on the delivery of health care and services. In addition to developing a solid grounding in health informatics, students will acquire the knowledge and skills required to critically evaluate the myriad of solutions now being designed for healthcare contexts as well as understand key barriers and possibilities of using new technologies including connected devices, advanced analytics, AI and mobility-enabled solutions in healthcare and mobile technology.

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