Master of Health Technology Innovation

Healthcare solutions are increasingly dependent on the innovative utilisation of modern technologies.

The Master of Health Technology Innovation is a new professional degree designed to equip those from science, technology, engineering or medical backgrounds with the skills to apply advanced technologies to deliver innovative healthcare solutions.

"Technological advancement and
innovation are driving significant
change in the health sector.
I see substantial opportunities
for graduates who have both
the technical expertise and
medical knowledge to drive
this advancement."

Chief Research Officer
ResMed Ltd

The degree will allow you to broaden your career and take advantage of exciting opportunities in the emerging health technology sector.

Developed with support from industry and taught by leaders in medicine and technology, this program will provide graduates with a unique skill set allowing them to bridge the gap between the technical and clinical arenas. It will involve working with a group of professionals and clinicians to develop creative technology-based solutions to real healthcare issues.

To accommodate your professional commitments, the Master of Health Technology Innovation offers flexible study options. Units of study can be completed in block/intensive mode, during the evening, online or through a combination of options. Some subjects will also be offered as short courses through the Charles Perkins Centre.

The Master of Health Technology Innovation is a two year full time program (or part-time equivalent).

Course Structure

Master of Health Technology Innovation
96 Credit points (CPS)

Core Units
Complete all four

Nature of Systems

Quality Frameworks for Health Innovation

Health Technology Evaluation

Integrated Approaches To Chronic Disease


Foundation Units
Choose any four

Fundamentals of Neuromodulation

Object Orientated Design

Design of Networks and Distributed Systems

Database Management Systems

Philosophy of Medicine

Information Technologies and Systems


Software Development in Java

Information Technology for Health Professionals

Introductory Biostatistics

Qualitative Methodologies and Study Design

Medical Image Perception

Epidemiology Methods and Uses


Specialist UnitsChoose any four

Biomedical Engineering Technology

Biomechanics and Biomaterials

Trial Design and Methods

e-Health for Health Professionals

Understanding IT Innovations

Knowledge Management Systems

Creating a Culture of Safety and Quality Health and Risk Communication

Applied Tissue Engineering

Human and Animal Research Ethics

Ethics and Public Health

Statistical Natural Language Processing

Mobile Computing

Cloud Computing

Information Technology in Biomedicine

Usability Engineering

Introduction to Bioinformatics

Enterprise Healthcare Information Systems

Advanced Epidemiology

Advanced Qualitative Health Research

Medical Image Optimisation

Signals, Software and Health



Dissertation (Research) Project

(course units are delivered by online, evening on-campus or block mode)

Reduced Volume of Learning

The Master of Health Technology Innovation is a two-year program. Depending on the level and type of your previous studies, you may be eligible for up to 48 credit points (2 semesters of equivalent full-time study) of recognised prior learning, reducing the length of your degree.

Prior qualification

Graduate Certificate or Bachelor's degree (Pass) in either a health or technology related discipline

Graduate Diploma or Bachelor's degree (Honours) in either a health or technology related discipline

Bachelor's degree(s) (Honours) in both health and technology related disciplines or
A Research or Coursework Master's degree in either a health or Technology discipline

Advanced Standing

12 credit points

24 credit points

48 credit points

Remaining Duration (years)




Short courses

If you are interested in a short course in this area, the Charles Perkins Centre offers two short courses, the Nature of Systems (part 1) and Quality Frameworks (part 1).

These short courses are each based on a core unit of study from the Master of Health Technology Innovation, providing participants with a taster of the larger postgraduate program.

For more information on short courses at the Charles Perkins Centre visit The Charles Perkins Centre.

Learn more

For more information on the Master of Health Technology Innovation, including majors, specific subjects, admission requirements or how to apply, visit