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  • 1. What is Health and Biomedical Informatics?Health and biomedical informatics is the body of knowledge that concerns the acquisition, storage,retrieval and use of information in, about and for human health, and the design and management ofrelated information systems to advance the understanding and practice of healthcare.Health and Biomedical Informatics at the University of MelbourneThe University of Melbourne’s Health and Biomedical Informatics Research Unit is based in the Faculty ofMedicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences and located in Melbourne’s Parkville Precinct, a major centre forhealthcare and biomedical research.Unit staff are multidisciplinary, with a wide range of research and teaching experience in Medicine, Bio-medical Multimedia, eHealth and Telehealth, Computer Science, Information Systems, Information andCommunication Technology, and eLearning.The Unit works closely with researchers and clinicians from all areas of the Faculty, with the University’sInstitute for a Broadband Enabled Society and Departments of Information Systems, Computer Scienceand Software Engineering, and with a growing number of academic and industry partnersGet involved in Health and Biomedical Informatics at MelbourneOur goal is to build collaborations that advance human health through the shared development andapplication of expert knowledge about information and communication technologies for healthcare andbiomedical research. We welcome your involvement with us in research, education and knowledgeexchange activities:• Would you like to discuss your options for doing a research project with us, either as part of your coursework degree or by enrolling in a research higher degree at Masters or PhD level?• Are you looking for courses in eHealth and Biomedical Informatics, to meet your own or your organisation’s learning and development needs?• Are you interested in developing your career as a member of a growing team, either as a visiting scholar or via employment opportunities?• Do you need to source scientific advice, tap into a network of scholarly expertise or access laboratory facilities for research or evaluation in eHealth and Biomedical Informatics?• Would you like to build R&D partnerships to complement the strategies and capabilities of your organisation in healthcare or ICT?For further information please contact us on: health-informatics@unimelb.edu.au www.healthinformatics.unimelb.edu.au