The Master of Science in Health Data Science is a 1.7-year full-time (3-year part-time) degree delivered within the UNSW Faculty of Medicine.
What is Health Data Science?
Today, health data is measured in the trillions of gigabytes. Health data doubles every 75 days. Data is recorded through iPhones and Fitbits, through interactions with health services and captured at the point-of-care, and it's gathered in genomic data that's produced in research - it’s a huge amount of numbers and measurements. But how can we find the right data, collate it and what insights into our well-being can it give us?
The emerging profession of Health Data Scientist is a new health sector profession that uses big data to derive new knowledge through information wrangling and management, machine learning and data mining to improve diagnosis and health outcomes.