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  • Study Type

    Full time available

  • Subject Areas

    Computer Science

  • Start Date


  • Course Duration

    1 year for full-time study and 3 years for part-time study. The maximum duration of study is 6 years

  • Course Type


  • Course Fees

    Please see website for more information

  • Last Updated

    20 November 2018

The programme offers an opportunity for professionals in health care and related disciplines to develop the knowledge, understanding and competencies necessary to function more effectively in addition to mastering the advanced use of information technology skills in health care settings.

Programme Aims

The programme is the first of its kind in Hong Kong. It aims to equip health care professionals and students from health-related disciplines, information technology, engineering or related backgrounds with advanced information technology skills for health care settings. The course contents will address the needs of health care providers and allow for the introduction, re-orientation and/or conversion to a field that is of direct relevance to the student's place of employment.

Mode and Duration of Study

This is a credit-based mixed mode programme with a normal duration of study of 1 year for full-time study and 3 years for part-time study. The maximum duration of study is 6 years.

Programme Structure

Students need to complete 30 credits comprising 4 compulsory, 2 core and 1 elective subjects plus a dissertation (or students can choose another 3 core/elective subjects of the programme to replace the dissertation).

Taught Subjects

Compulsory subjects

  • Electronic Patient Records
  • Epistemology
  • Information Technology in Health Care
  • Professional Development in Health Informatics

Core subjects

  • Applied Biosignal Processing
  • Business Intelligence and Data Mining
  • Computer Programming for Healthcare
  • Digital Imaging and PACS
  • Epidemiology
  • Knowledge Management for Clinical Applications
  • Project Management

Elective subjects

  • Bioinformatics in Health Sciences
  • Database Systems and Management
  • Health and Social Policy Analysis
  • Healthcare Innovation
  • Internet Computing and Applications
  • Issues of Health Sociology
  • Research Methods and Data Analysis
  • Virtual Reality in Health Care

The list of elective subjects is not exhaustive. 


  • Dissertation

Visit the Master of Science in Health Informatics page on the The Hong Kong Polytechnic University website for more details!




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