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)

Please contact HaBIC if you would like to discuss further at

Digital Health Information Services Course 2019

HaBIC's new short course Digital Health Information Services will run in Semester 2, 2019. This is a rigorous and rewarding 12-week fully online program for aspiring health information professionals, or for experienced health librarians wanting to update their skills in the contemporary digital health setting.

Modules include essential content on e-health in Australia, digital health information and data sources, evidence-based practice, and health knowledge management technologies. The course is led by a team of experienced educators and industry professionals. You can complete the optional assessment for academic credit, or choose to receive a Certificate of Completion. PD points for professional accreditation are also awarded.

Dates: Live online classes will run each Wednesday, 6pm-8pm AEST/AEDT, from 31 July through 30 October 2019.

Registration: Details will be advised in early 2019. Let us know if you want to be notified when applications open.

Enquiries: More details in the course flyer. Please contact HaBIC at for any enquiry.