2018 Undergraduate Courses
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Bachelor of Pre-Medicine, Science and Health (Health Informatics) | 2018

The Health Informatics minor provides a general background in IT core areas required for IT professionals including programming, systems analysis and design, databases, human computer interaction and security.  This minor will provide a solid foundation for those wishing to continue either into postgraduate Medicine or into a Health Informatics Master’s program, and is particular well suited to those wishing to combine Medicine with Information Technology (Health Informatics).

Along with a pathway to entry into postgraduate medical school, this degree also provides a pathway into a Master of Health Informatics or Master of Information Technology, which can lead to careers as an IT Health Informatician, Health Informatics Administrator or Educator, along with other areas such as Health Leadership Management, Health Data/Information Management, Health Administrator, or Health IT Technologist. The Health Informatics minor can also lead to Honours and research based Masters or continuing towards a PhD in health informatics.

Minor Structure

The schedule for students undertaking the Health Informatics minor for the Bachelor of Pre-Medicine, Science and Health for 2nd and 3rd year, including core and minor subjects is detailed below. 

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
Year 2
BIOL213 Principles of Biochemistry* 6 Autumn
CHEM212 Organic Chemistry II* 6 Autumn
CSIT110 Fundamental Programming with Python 6 Autumn
MEDI211 Control Mechanisms Physiology* 6 Autumn
BIOL214 The Biochemistry of Energy and Metabolism* 6 Spring
BIOL215 Introductory Genetics* 6 Spring
CSIT114 System Analysis 6 Autumn
Plus ONE elective subject (6cp) from the General Schedule
Year 3
BIOL340 Cell and Molecular Biology 6 Autumn
CHEM358 Pharmacology* 6 Autumn
Plus complete ONE of the subjects below
CSIT115 Data Management and Security 6 Autumn
CSIT113 Problem Solving 6 Autumn
BIOL341 Immunity and Infection* 6 Spring
CSIT214 IT Project Management 6 Autumn, Spring
CSIT226 Human Computer Interaction 6 Spring
MEDI380 Integrated Science in Medicine (iSIM)* 12 Annual

*Subjects required for the course common core. These subjects are listed on the Bachelor of Pre-Medicine, Science and Health main page.

Entry Requirements and Credit Arrangements

Information on academic and English language requirements, as well as eligibility for credit for prior learning, is available from the Course Finder.

Other Information

For further information please email: smah-students@uow.edu.au

Last reviewed: 11 September, 2018