Available in 2022
Course code



10 units


6000 level

Course handbook


Healthcare data analytics is the application of data analytics and statistics techniques to healthcare data. Students learn how to apply core concepts of data analytics to healthcare examples, and about the implications for the purposes of policy evaluation, design, development and implementation in healthcare. This course is designed to provide an understanding of the management, analysis and interpretation of diverse healthcare data. Students will be exposed to a broad range of topics, including an in-depth exposure to fundamental analytic and biostatistical concepts; a range of different methodologies used to collect data; a variety of techniques to appropriately analyse data; and information on how to assess the results of such analysis.


Newcastle City Precinct

  • Trimester 3 - 2022


  • Trimester 3 - 2022

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Assess the roles and challenges of data analytics in healthcare research

2. Develop strategies for data collection and management of healthcare data

3. Explore the tools and techniques used to analyse and extract value from healthcare data

4. Conduct descriptive and analytic studies in health management and health policy research


The topics in this course include (but is not limited to) the following modules:

  1. Analytics and decision making in healthcare
  2. Theories and models for healthcare data analysis
  3. Contemporary issues in healthcare analytics
  4. Data quality and governance
  5. Developing and using effective indicators
  6. Statistical methods and control chart principles

Assessment items

Case Study / Problem Based Learning: Problem Based Learning Assignment (30%)

Written Assignment: Report Critique (30%)

Project: Real Data Project (40%)

Contact hours

Newcastle City Precinct

Integrated Learning Session

Face to Face On Campus 36 hour(s) per Term Full Term starting in week 1


Online Activity

Online 36 hour(s) per Term Full Term

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