Fast facts

Course type: Undergraduate degree
Course length: 4 years full-time (or equivalent part-time)
Location: On campus

2016 Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR): 70.00
Guaranteed entry ATAR:
Diploma or above
Bonus points: Yes

International students:
English requirements

Course overview

The Bachelor of Information Technology (Digital Health Systems) (Honours) is designed to give you a thorough understanding of how information technology is integrated into the health industry.

You will gain an understanding of the importance of information technology in both the workplace and private health domains and you will have the opportunity to learn the theory behind information technology and health and put those skills into practice in our advanced labs.

This course draws on Flinders’ strengths in medical science, health science and information and communications technology (ICT) to provide students with the skills and knowledge to succeed in a rapidly changing and increasingly technology-based health industry.

What will I study? 

Refer to the course rule.

What is Information Technology (Digital Health Systems)?

Digital health systems are becoming ever more prominent in society, not only in hospitals and health care providers, but in personal consumables, such as fitness watches, mobile phone app pedometers, and heart rate monitors.

Add to that developments in telemedicine and health and medical ‘big data’ and the Career opportunities are enormous.

Digital health systems use ICT to address health problems and challenges. Technologies include both hardware and software solutions and services. Digital healthcare is concerned with the development of interconnected health systems designed to improve the use of computational technologies, smart devices, computational analysis and communication media to help both healthcare professionals and patients manage illnesses, reduce health risks, and promote health and wellbeing.

Why study Information Technology (Digital Health Systems) at Flinders? 

The Bachelor of Information Technology (Digital Health Systems) (Honours) at Flinders:

  • is accredited by the Australian Computer Society
  • is the only course in South Australia to be accredited with the Health Information Management Association of Australia (HIMAA).

Professional recognition/membership

As well as being accredited by the Australian Computer Society, this will be the only course in South Australia to be accredited with the Health Information Management Association of Australia (HIMAA).

Combined degree options

You can combine this degree with any other bachelor degree within the Faculty of Science and Engineering, subject to meeting entry requirements.

Career opportunities

What can I do with my Bachelor of Information Technology (Digital Health Systems) (Honours)?

Combine with the Bachelor of Letters

The Bachelor of Letters is available to all students studying a degree at Flinders and is available in languages, English, creative writing, innovation and enterprise, and sports performance coaching. It enables you to follow your interests and aspirations and enhance your career prospects by undertaking a second area of study in addition to your primary degree. You will graduate with two qualifications, expanding your employment opportunities.

Entry requirements

Prerequisities: None

Domestic students: You can qualify for undergraduate courses through: year 12 qualifications, adult entry (STAT/Bridging Program), TAFE/VET qualification, higher education transfers. Flinders also offers a range of special access schemes. Refer to undergraduate study applications.

International students: Entry and English requirements

Applications and annual fees

Domestic students
SATAC code: 234051
Mid year entry: Yes
Applications: SATAC Uniweb 
Annual fees:

Place type: Commonwealth supported

2017: $8,541

International students
CRICOS code: 088521C
Mid year entry:  Yes
Applications: How to apply 
Annual fees:

2017: $27,000
2018: $28,400




Credit transfer

Refer to credit transfer for further information.

Related courses

Further study options 

Course brochures

Domestic students
Computing and mathematics (PDF 6MB)

International students

eBrochure: Undergraduate international prospectus