Health Informatics, Major

  • Western Sydney University Major Code: 0037

Previous Code: M3097.1

Available to students in other Western Sydney University Programs:  Yes.  Check that your program has the available credit points required to complete the subjects in this field of study. Any requisite requirements must also be met. Consult your Program Advisor for further advice.

Increasingly, healthcare information is being captured electronically and newer technology modes are being applied in many innovative ways to support efficient and effective clinical care. This major aims to promote understanding of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) concepts in healthcare including electronic healthcare records; healthcare data analysis; fundamentals of medicine concepts and disease classification; healthcare system interoperability and design. This specialisation will prepare students for the ICT challenges ahead in the healthcare domain, and equip students with the knowledge and skills for taking up employment opportunities with major public and private healthcare providers and technology suppliers.


Campus Mode Advice
Penrith Campus Internal

Major Structure

Students must complete 80 credit points as follows

Subject Title Credit Points
PUBH 2004Clinical Classification and Coding10
INFS 2001Database Design and Development10
HLTH 2007Fundamentals of Medical Concepts and Terminology10
INFS 3010Healthcare Data Environments10
INFS 3011Healthcare Software and Systems10
INFO 3003Human-Computer Interaction10
INFS 2004Introduction to Health Informatics10
INFS 1006Systems Analysis and Design10
Total Credit Points80