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eHealth & Biomedical Informatics Systems (ISYS90069)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeISYS90069
Semester 1
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date


ICT is an important component to ensuring quality, safety, access and efficiency in healthcare. This subject introduces current approaches and future directions in eHealth and the use of ICT in healthcare generally as well as key concepts and tools from the underlying discipline of health informatics.


Topics include electronic health records (EHRs); hospital and primary care and public health information systems; supporting clinical decision-making for health professionals through ICT; eHealth in the community for preventive healthcare and for patient and carer support; regulatory influences on eHealth including management and governance, privacy, security, and confidentiality; the role of data standards, vocabularies, and nomenclatures in eHealth; research and development in eHealth.

Intended learning outcomes


On completion of this subject the student is expected to:

  1. Critically analyse approaches to eHealth in contemporary healthcare in Australia and internationally
  2. Use established evaluation frameworks to review the use of new and emerging applications of ICT in healthcare
  3. Demonstrate understanding of complex legal, ethical and standardisation problems and solutions in managing health data
  4. Apply recognised health informatics competency frameworks and career matrices to assess individual and organisational development needs

Generic skills

On completion of this subject, students should have developed the following generic skills:

  • Clear thinking
  • Improved reading
  • Enhanced ability to work in a team of people, and
  • Presentation skills

Last updated: 22 August 2019