Master of Health Informatics

Interested in developing effective health informatics IT tools?  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.

Start date: 2018

Start date: 2019

This programme brochure will be available soon.

Minimum entry requirements

  • 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

  • IELTS (Academic) 6.5 overall with all bands 6.0 or higher; or equivalent

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

And choose three from

Or any other postgraduate paper with the approval of the programme leader.

And complete a research project (one semester)

More details about papers in this programme

Detailed programme structure and paper outlines (Blackboard)

Search for a paper (Arion)

Email MHI@aut.ac.nz

Enrolment in papers is subject to meeting all requirements and availability of papers.

Graduates may work in many different sectors including:

  • The healthcare software industry
  • Hospitals
  • District health boards
  • Government
  • Private healthcare  providers
  • Non-governmental organisations or primary health  organisations
Quick facts
Programme code:
AK1319
Level:
9
Points:
180
Duration:
1.5 years full-time / part-time available
Campus:
City Campus / South Campus
Starts:

16 Jul 2018

25 Feb 2019

15 Jul 2019

  • The tuition fee for a year of full-time study varies depending on your course of study and the combination of papers you study within your qualification. Estimates given are based on paper selection of previous student enrolments within each qualification. Your exact fees will be calculated at the time of invoicing.
  • The tuition fee for a year of full-time study varies depending on your course of study and the combination of papers you study within your qualification. Estimates given are based on paper selection of previous student enrolments within each qualification. Your exact fees will be calculated at the time of invoicing.

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.