Master of Science in Health Informatics
健康信息科技理學碩士學位


Sept 2022 Entry
Programme code: 06003

Duration & Credit Requirement

Duration & Credit Requirement


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

30

Fund Type
Self-Financed
Initial Registration Credits

3 for local students
6 for non-local students

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

Remarks
No information is available at present.

Aims & Characteristics

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.

 

Characteristics

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.

Recognition & Prospects

Recognition & Prospects

No information is available at present.

Curriculum

Curriculum

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

  • Dissertation

Entrance Requirements

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.

Other Information

Other Information

No information is available at present.

Enquiries

Enquiries

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).

Student Message

Student Message


Health Informatics (HI) is an expanding field and is designed to improve patient care. Information technology (IT) is playing an increasingly important role in all aspects of our lives, including healthcare. It helps improve medical services through the development of new and effective technological solutions to meet various clinical needs.

 

PolyU offers a unique, faculty-based postgraduate programme that covers a wide range of health informatics topics, including knowledge of clinical practice, standards and knowledge management, IT applications for healthcare, IT infrastructure development and management, and future healthcare technological innovations. The programme has helped me to develop the advanced skills and knowledge I require in my career. It has also improved my professional competence through discussion and the sharing of experiences by specialists and subject lecturers from different departments.

 

The MSc HI programme has not only equipped me with theories and knowledge, but also broadened my vision and honed my practical skills as an IT assistant. It has provided me with the impetus to achieve a higher level of professional accomplishment.


Geoffrey Wong (IT Assistant)



The programme covers a broad range of health informatics topics, such as healthcare innovations, knowledge of clinical practice, project management, computing programming for healthcare, and healthcare ethics. My classmates in this programme are from different academic and technical backgrounds, and the sharing of relevant expertise amongst classmates is fantastic. The programme has broadened my knowledge and given me strengths in different areas of my professional life. 


Cheng Wai Ho (Assistant IT Manager)



With the advancement of information technology, being equipped with medical knowledge alone does not necessarily equal being equipped with adequate knowledge as a competent healthcare professional. The MSc in Health Informatics programme provides students with complicated technical knowledge not only of IT, but also of a wide variety of healthcare-related topics, including healthcare innovations and knowledge management skills for clinical applications. This has helped me to become a more well-rounded healthcare professional.

 

Having opportunities to coordinate with classmates from different backgrounds has allowed me to work with people with their own strengths related to their backgrounds. Complementing my own perspective as a healthcare professional when reviewing an academic topic or issue, my classmates always provide useful comments from their own professional perspectives. This gives me more comprehensive insight into the topic. Not only have I gained the necessary IT knowledge to keep up with the advancement of healthcare technology in the 21st century, but this programme has also allowed me to build a network of classmates from different backgrounds.


Li Pok Him (Radiographer)



Healthcare is my chosen career. I aim to provide efficient and accurate healthcare services for citizens. I also wish to strengthen the services I currently provide. I think that IT can be usefully combined with my career as a radiographer. The MSc in Health Informatics has equipped me with knowledge of both healthcare and information technology. It is a fruitful and knowledgeable programme on health informatics. I have also gained some management knowledge from the programme. This has not only equipped me with theoretical and other knowledge, but also broadened my vision and honed my skills.


Ken Liu (Senior Radiographer)



The MSc in Health Informatics is an enriching programme for students with different backgrounds, ranging from healthcare to IT. Students have plenty of opportunities to acquire different kinds of knowledge, as this programme covers a wide variety of subjects related to health informatics. It has enabled me to learn new things that were not mentioned in my undergraduate studies, such as knowledge management, computer programming and project management. As a radiographer, this programme equips me with advanced skills and knowledge for my career. The programme also gathers students with different backgrounds, allowing us to share our experiences and learn more about other professions related to health informatics.


Conan Wong (Radiographer)



Additional Documents Required

Additional Documents Required


Transcript / Certificate

Copies of transcripts and graduation certificates are required.


Info Seminar

Info Seminar

No information is available at present.

Programme Leaflet

Programme Leaflet

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