The Master of Health Informatics addresses the demand for IT professionals with an understanding of mhealth, telehealth and other electronic systems used in patient care.
During their healthcare journey patients may interact with a range of services and electronic systems that need to work effectively to provide quality care. These may include mobile devices (mhealth), monitoring and communication systems (telehealth), hospital and community electronic health records (EHRs) and government systems. However there is a shortage of professionals who understand the needs of clinical staff to develop effective health informatics IT tools.
The Master of Health Informatics is aimed at IT graduates and IT professionals interested in the latest developments and trends in the area of health informatics.
To qualify for the Master of Health Informatics you must complete 180 points. The core papers and electives take one year to complete.
The final part of the programme is a one-semester applied research project, which may be in collaboration with health sector organisations and research groups at AUT.
Complete the following papers
COMP802 Health Information Standards (15 points)
COMP803 Clinical Information Systems and the Electronic Health Record (15 points)
COMP804 Health Analytics (15 points)
COMP805 Health Informatics and the Health Sector (15 points)
COMP811 Research Methods I (15 points)
And choose three from
COMP809 Data Mining and Machine Learning (15 points)
COMP813 Artificial Intelligence (15 points)
COMP816 Auto identification (15 points)
COMP821 Information Security (15 points)
INFS804 eSystems Design and Development (15 points)
INFS807 Readings (15 points)
Or any other postgraduate paper with the approval of the programme leader.
And complete a research project (one semester)
COMP997 Applied Research Project (60 points)
Graduates may work in many different sectors including:
The healthcare software industry
District health boards
Private healthcare providers
Non-governmental organisations or primary health organisations
Relevant bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) with a B grade average or higher in level 7 papers
In exceptional circumstances an applicant who does not meet the requirements above but who has an appropriate combination of academic and professional experience may be considered for admission subject to completion of any relevant prerequisite papers.
English Language Requirements:
Minimum IELTS (Academic) 6.5 overall with all bands 6.0 or higher; or equivalent; TOEFL iBT score of 90; Certificate in English for Academic Study (CertEAS) with A grade; GIE with B+ grade; CAE minimum overall score of 176; PTE minimum overall score of 58.