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Health Data

Undergraduate specialisation

There is growing demand for experts who can collect and analyse health data.

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  • Qualification
    Health Data Specialisation
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The rise in digital technology and the increase in data make this an exciting time for public health and related health disciplines.

The COVID-19 pandemic highlights the importance of public health experts and their use of data to understand disease and response to pandemics.

This specialisation helps you develop the skills you need for today’s job market. You’ll learn how to analyse big data to reveal patterns and trends, and learn about data capture, cyber security, data visualisation and how artificial intelligence and machine learning are being used in health.

You’ll also grow your interpretive and decision-making skills and know how to present your results effectively to different audiences.

The specialisation consists of four units dealing with big data, health governance, geographic information systems (GIS), visualisation and the application of health data produced by machine learning and artificial intelligence.

To study this specialisation, you will need to apply for the Bachelor of Science (Health Sciences).

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Career information


  • Health data analyst
  • Data management officer
  • Community development officer
  • Researcher


  • Health research
  • Local and state government
  • Non-government organisations

Advanced standing

At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.

You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

If this applies to you, you can apply for credit for recognised learning (CRL), which means your previous study is recognised and matched against a similar unit in your intended Curtin course.

A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.

CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.

Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:

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  • Curtin course code: SPUC-HLTDA
  • Last updated on: 06/10/2022