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Specialisation

In response to COVID-19, the University of Sydney has reviewed the availability of courses to be delivered remotely for students commencing their studies in Semester 1, 2021.

This course component will be available to study remotely for students commencing in Semester 1, 2021. Please note that some units of study that are not essential to completing the course component may not be available to be studied remotely.

Note: The University intends to offer as many units of study as possible in a remote as well as face-to-face learning method of delivery in Semester 1, 2021 and subject to ongoing border closures and public health orders impacting attendance on campus, in Semester 2, 2021. However, some units of study and courses require students to study in-person at the relevant University of Sydney campus/es and host locations for placements and will not be available remotely.

About this specialisation

Biomedical and health informatics is a major related to the areas of information systems, computer science and health care. It is primarily concerned with enhancing health care delivery and patient outcomes through the effective use of and exchange of information. This major helps you to analyse and develop solutions from the biomedical as well as health informatics perspectives. A postgraduate major in biomedical and health informatics will include areas of study such as bioinformatics, information technology in biomedicine, enterprise health care information systems, epidemiology methods and eHealth for health professionals.

Graduate opportunities

Graduates in biomedical and health informatics can work in a variety of roles including clinical data manager, clinical information manager, consultant, healthcare webmaster, information security manager, medical director for informatics, pharmacy systems analyst, and software engineer. There are career opportunities in hospitals, other healthcare providers, pharmaceutical companies, medical software companies, consulting companies, public health organisations, insurance companies.
Career pathways
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