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Specialisation (formal)Year: 2018

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Overview

The Master of Information Technology (MIT) Health Specialisation is a 200-point, 150-point and 100-point program for those interested in a career in technical IT.

The key aspects of the course are:

  • Specialisation in key areas of Information Technology, namely Health: a focus on the use of IT to process health information for purposes including improved individual health, healthcare, public health and biomedical research, prevention of medical errors and reduced healthcare costs.
  • Foundation studies in programming, algorithmics, databases and networking for students with minimal IT background, including exposure to the different areas of specialisation
  • Formal studies in project and change management, including risk management, quality assurance and testing
  • Optional 25-point industry placement with local IT organisations as part of the course (available on a competitive basis)
  • A 25-point project, qualifying students to advance to a PhD.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of this course students should have:

  • Expertise in a key area of information technology
  • Analytical skills and competencies in problem solving
  • A sound fundamental understanding of the principles and methods of information technology
  • Demonstrable competencies in the educational and professional standards of the professional institutions and boards with which the course is accredited
  • A broad knowledge base of information technology so as to facilitate effective communication with those involved in the IT industry
  • Have acquired the computational skills necessary to solve theoretical and practical problems for further professional development and for meeting future changes in IT
  • Verbal and written communication skills that enable them to make a meaningful contribution to changing face of the IT industry
  • Professional ethics and responsibility towards the IT profession and the broader community

Notes

Prior to 2015 INFO90002 Database Systems & Information Modelling was known as SINF90001 Database Systems & Information Modelling. Credit cannot be obtained for both subjects.

Structure

150 credit points

200-point program.

Students must complete 200 points, made up of 50 points of Foundation subjects, 50 points of Specialisation Subjects and 100 points of Advanced Specialisation Subjects (both based on the specialisation the student is enrolled in).

200-point program, 200 credit points taken over 24 months full time. This course is available as full or part time.

150-point program.

Students must complete 150 points, made up of 50 points of Specialisation Subjects and 100 points of Advanced Specialisation Subjects (both based on the specialisation the student is enrolled in).

150-point program, 150 credit points taken over 18 months full time. This course is available as full or part time.

100-point program.

Students must complete 100 points of Advanced Specialisation Subjects.

100-point program, 100 credit points taken over 12 months full time. This course is available as full or part time.

Subject Options

Foundation

50 points:

Code Name Study period Credit Points
COMP90041 Programming and Software Development
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
COMP90038 Algorithms and Complexity
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
COMP90007 Internet Technologies
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
INFO90002 Database Systems & Information Modelling
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5

Health Specialisation

Specialisation Subjects - Health Specialisation:

50 points

Code Name Study period Credit Points
ISYS90069 eHealth & Biomedical Informatics Systems
Semester 1
12.5
ISYS90078 Health Data, Information and Knowledge
Semester 2
12.5
INFO90001 eHealth & Biomedical Informatics Methods
Semester 2
12.5

AND

Students must take 12.5 points from among the following subjects:

Code Name Study period Credit Points
INFO30005 Web Information Technologies
Semester 1
12.5
SWEN90002 Engineering for Internet Applications Not available in 2018 12.5
COMP90049 Knowledge Technologies
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
ISYS90026 Fundamentals of Information Systems
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
ISYS90036 Enterprise Systems Not available in 2018 12.5
ISYS90039 Innovation & Entrepreneurship in IT
Semester 2
12.5

Subject to the approval of the course coordinator, students may also take Health IT-related subjects from other departments within the University

Advanced Specialisation Subjects- Health Specialisation

62.5 points core

Code Name Study period Credit Points
ISYS90077 EHealth Applications and Solutions
Semester 1
12.5
ISYS90079 Health IT Project
Summer Term
Semester 1
Semester 2
25
ISYS90076 IT Infrastructure for eHealth
Semester 1
12.5
SWEN90016 Software Processes and Management
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5

Students must take 37.5 points from among the following subjects:

Code Name Study period Credit Points
ISYS90035 Knowledge Management Systems
Semester 1
12.5
COMP90018 Mobile Computing Systems Programming
Semester 2
12.5
COMP90017 Sensor Networks and Applications Not available in 2018 12.5
COMP90015 Distributed Systems
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
ISYS90082 Industry Based IT Experience Project
Summer Term
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
ISYS90086 Data Warehousing
Summer Term
12.5
COMP90057 Advanced Theoretical Computer Science
Semester 2
12.5
ENGR90033 Internship
Summer Term
Semester 1
Semester 2
25

Note: Subject to the approval of the course coordinator, students may also take Health IT-related subjects from other departments within the University.

Notes

Prior to 2015 INFO90002 Database Systems & Information Modelling was known as SINF90001 Database Systems & Information Modelling. Credit cannot be obtained for both subjects.

Last updated: 30 April 2018