Short Courses

Non credit-bearing Courses

The goals of this course are to enhance eHealth capabilities of the Asian Pacific region, especially the Greater China; to promote knowledge of health informatics for healthcare professionals in the region; to offer practical training for healthcare IT professionals to facilitate their work; and to cultivate the best practice and knowledge sharing in the industry.

The intended audience of this course includes 1) Different healthcare professionals: medical practitioners, nurses, pharmacists, radiographers, allied health professionals and other healthcare-related professionals interested in health IT and health informatics; 2) Hospital administrators and management executives; 3) Government, public health and academic professionals; 4) IT professionals, industry business leaders and mangers dealing with IT systems and solutions in healthcare sector; 5) Senior administrators and policy makers involved in organisational transformation initiatives in health information technology; 6) Research scientists working on IT-based, healthcare-related projects; and 7) Individuals interested in career opportunities in health informatics.

Organising departmentHTI
Medium of instructionEnglish (supplemented by Cantonese)
Remark(s)This is an online course.
Course fee (including the AMIA certificate and the optional module):
HK$6,000 (normal tuition fee)
HK$5,720 (5% discount for PolyU Alumni)
HK$4,880 (20% discount for the employees of Hospital Authority, Dept of Health, HK Society of Medical Informatics Ltd)
(Please provide staff/membership card copy upon application)

For academic matters, please contact Dr Lawrence Chan at 3400 8561 or

Mode: Non credit-bearing

Total contact hours88.0
Entry requirement(s)Knowledge in healthcare, hospital administration and management, or information technology
CertificationA Certificate of Attainment will be issued to students who have attended 70% or above of the classes and passed the assessment.

Course codeDateDayVenueApplication Status
NBS4 01 Feb 2017 SunPolyU Main Campus, PolyU Hung Hom Bay Campus or PolyU West Kowloon Campus Closed