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Entrance Year Sept 2023

Programme Code 06003

Aims and Characteristics

Programme Aims

The programme offers an opportunity for professionals in health care and related disciplines to develop the knowledge, understanding and competencies necessary to function more effectively in addition to mastering the advanced use of information technology skills in health care settings.


The programme is the first of its kind in Hong Kong. It aims to equip health care professionals and students from health-related disciplines, information technology, engineering or related backgrounds with advanced information technology skills for health care settings. The course contents will address the needs of health care providers and allow for the introduction, re-orientation and/or conversion to a field that is of direct relevance to the student's place of employment.
This is a credit-based mixed mode programme with a normal duration of study of 1 year for full-time study and 3 years for part-time study.

Students need to complete 30 credits comprising 3 compulsory, 2 core and 2 elective subjects plus a dissertation (or students can choose another 3 core/elective subjects of the programme to replace the dissertation).

Programme Requirement Document; Dissertation Handbook and Forms (Intranet Access Only)

A bachelor's degree in either a health-related discipline, information technology, engineering or applied sciences from a recognized university or its equivalent and, preferably, relevant post-qualification experience in health-related services or industries.

For more information on admission to the MSc in Health Informatics programme, please click the links below:

Programme Leaflet

e-Prospectus Entry and Online Application (Study@PolyU)

Date: 7 January 2023 (Saturday)
Time: 4:00pm-4:50pm
Mode: ZOOM online platform (registration required, registration closing date: 5 January 2023)

For academic queries, please contact Dr Harry Qin
(Tel: 2766 6424; Email:

For other matters, please contact Miss Sharon Law (Tel: 3400 2662; Email: or Ms Kendy Wong (Tel: 2766 4684; Email:

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