Health Informatics

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

M.Sc. On Campus
12 months
507 EUR/credit
377 EUR/credit
Tuition fee
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The overall aim of the Health Informatics programme at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University 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 Health Informatics programme at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University 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 the introduction, re-orientation and/or conversion to a field that is of direct relevance to the student's place of employment.

Key facts:

Studying in the MSc in Health Informatics programme at PolyU was a mind-stimulating experience. It gave me valuable insights into the diverse applications of IT in the healthcare field. Moreover, the panel of experts provided me with relevant and practical examples of innovative discoveries currently being used in the leading global healthcare systems.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Applied Biosignal Processing
  • Business Intelligence & Data Mining
  • Computer Programming for Healthcare
  • Data Mining & Data Warehousing Applications
  • Digital Imaging & PACS
  • Epidemiology
  • Epidemiological Model Building for Healthcare & Risk Management
  • Intelligent Information Systems
  • Knowledge Management for Clinical Applications
  • Project Management

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • As for the Master's degree or Postgraduate Diploma, the basic requirement is a Bachelor's degree from an institution that is recognised by PolyU. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    507 EUR/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 507 EUR per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    377 EUR/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 377 EUR per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • HK$3,600 per credit for local students
  • HK$4,835 per credit for non-local students


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Health Informatics
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