Short Courses

HaBIC draws on a wide network of university staff, national and international experts, to produce training programs that meet specific professional development needs in health informatics and digital health.

HaBIC develops customised short courses on demand, and it also co-hosts industry short courses by arrangement. Examples include:

  • ‘An introduction into social media, web-based interventions and techniques for participatory health’, in collaboration with the Department of General Practice (2014).
  • ‘Advanced search techniques for systematic reviews’, co-hosted with Health Libraries Australia (2015)
  • 'Fast Health Interoperability Resources (FHIR) for Clinicians', co-hosted with Health Level 7 (HL7), Australia (2016).
  • ‘An Introduction to Clinical Informatics and Digital Health’, in collaboration with the Victorian Government Department of Health and Human Services (2016)

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Digital Health Information Services 2019

We have extended the closing date to 19 June.

This graduate-level subject will run online in Semester 2, 2019. It offers a unique and rigorous 12-week fully online program for aspiring health information professionals, and for experienced health librarians who want to update their skills for the contemporary digital health setting. Participants can choose either Assessed mode (to receive a University of Melbourne transcript showing the grade achieved), or Non-assessed mode (the University will issue a certificate of completion).

Modules include essential content on e-health in Australia, digital health information sources, evidence-based practice, and knowledge management and health data technologies. Participants from the library sector may qualify for a 10% reimbursement of the subject fee on completion of the subject.

Dates: Live online classes will run each Tuesday, 6pm-8pm AEST/AEDT, from 23 July through 29 October 2019.

Applications Now Open: Apply by 19 June; places are limited.

Things to choose in your online application form: Non Award Community Access Program Post Graduate (NA-CAPPG); Assessed mode OR Non-assessed mode (that’s up to you); Mid-year intake; Parkville; Online; HLTH90020. You’ll also need a PDF file of either your academic qualification or your resume to attach to your application.

More details in the flyer. See full description of the subject in the University Handbook

Enquiries: Contact HaBIC at for further information.

Introduction to Health Data Analytics for Clinicians

A short course that provides a high-level introduction to the world of health data research

The course is designed for hospital and primary care physicians, nurses, pharmacists, allied health providers, and other health professionals with an interest in leveraging data to address clinically-relevant questions. On completion of the course, participants will have an understanding of the considerations involved in planning and leading an analytic study and the tools available to support cutting edge analysis.

This short course will be delivered over three evenings, from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm on

  • Wednesday 17 April 2019
  • Wednesday 8 May 2019
  • Wednesday 29 May 2019



To download a copy of the brochure, please click here.