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Master of Science in Health Informatics

Sept 2022 Entry
Programme code: 06003

Faculty of Health and Social Sciences

Stream Code

HIF (Full-time)
HIP (Part-time)

Mode of Study Mixed Mode

Normal Duration

1 year (Full-time)
3 years (Part-time)

Credits Required for Graduation


Initial Registration Credits

3 for local students
6 for non-local students

Fund Type Self-Financed

Tuition Fee

HK$4,150 per credit for local students
HK$4,835 per credit for non-local students

Targeted Taught Postgraduate Programmes Fellowships Scheme
A total of 8 fellowships shall be awarded to local students. Please click here for details.

PolyU reserves the right to change or withdraw the fellowship at any time. In case of any dispute/disagreement, PolyU’s decision is final.

Programme Leader(s)

Dr Harry Qin
BSc, MPhil, PhD

Aims & Characteristics

Programme Aims

The overall aim of the programme is to offer an opportunity for professionals in healthcare and related disciplines to develop the necessary knowledge, understanding and competencies needed to function more effectively, and to master the advanced use of information technology skills in healthcare settings.



This programme is the first of its kind in Hong Kong, and it aims to equip healthcare professionals and graduates from health-related or information technology- or engineering-related backgrounds with advanced information technology skills for use in healthcare settings. The course content addresses the needs of healthcare providers and allows for introduction, re-orientation and/or conversion to a field that is of direct relevance to the student's place of employment.


Programme Structure

Students need to complete 3 Compulsory Subjects, 2 Core Subjects and 2 Elective Subjects plus a Dissertation (alternatively, any 3 Core/Elective Subjects can replace the Dissertation).


Core Areas of Study

Compulsory Subjects

  • Electronic Patient Records
  • Information Technology in Healthcare
  • Professional Development in Health Informatics


Core Subjects

  • Applied Biosignal Processing
  • Artificial Intelligence Concepts
  • Business Analytics
  • Business Intelligence & Data Mining
  • Computer Programming for Healthcare
  • Digital Imaging & PACS
  • Epidemiology
  • Knowledge Management for Clinical Applications
  • Machine Learning & Data Analytics
  • Management Information Systems
  • Project Management
  • Software Project Management
  • Technology Innovation & Management


Elective Subjects

  • Advanced Statistics in Health Care Research
  • Advanced Technology & Clinical Application in Nuclear Medicine Imaging
  • Big Data Computing
  • Bioinformatics in Health Sciences
  • Data Structures & Database Systems
  • Ethics & Law in Clinical Practice
  • Health & Social Policy Analysis 
  • Health Care Ethics 
  • Healthcare Innovation
  • Intellectual Property, Standards & Regulations of Medical Devices
  • Internet Computing & Applications
  • Issues in Health Sociology 
  • Medical Imaging Physics
  • Quality Management of Health Care Services
  • Radiation Protection and Radiation Safety
  • Radiation Therapy Physics
  • Rehabilitation Engineering
  • Research Methods & Biostatistics
  • Research Methods & Data Analysis
  • Virtual Reality in Healthcare



  • Dissertation

Entrance Requirements

  • A Bachelor's degree in either a health-related discipline, information technology, engineering or applied sciences, or the equivalent, from a recognised university and, preferably, relevant post-qualification experience in health-related services or industries.

If you are not a native speaker of English, and your Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification is awarded by institutions where the medium of instruction is not English, you are expected to fulfil the University’s minimum English language requirement for admission purpose. Please refer to the "Admission Requirements" section for details.


For academic matters, please contact: 
Dr Harry Qin (tel: (852) 2766 6424; email: harry.qin@polyu.edu.hk).


For general admission matters, please contact:
Miss Kendy Wong (tel: (852) 2766 4684; email: kendy.wong@polyu.edu.hk).