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Health Informatics

At the Health Informatics Section, we aim to produce health informatics technologists and leaders, to improve the quality of healthcare delivery in the nation.







Dr. Nasriah Zakaria is an Associate Professor at the ehealth unit, Dean’s office in Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Malaya. She is the head of the Health Informatics section to oversee the development of the Master of Digital Health curriculum and the teachings of Digital Health at the undergraduate level. Prior to this Dr. Nasriah Zakaria was an assistant professor at Medical Informatics and e-learning unit (MIELU), Medical Education Department, College of Medicine at King Saud University, Saudi Arabia from 2012-2020. She was also a senior lecturer at School of Computer Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia from 2006-2016. Dr. Nasriah obtained her Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering and Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA in 1997 and 2001 respectively. In 2006, Dr. Nasriah attained her doctorate in Information Science and Technology from Syracuse University, USA. Dr. Nasriah also obtained Certification in Medical Informatics (10x10) from the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) in 2008. Dr. Nasriah is the Principal Investigator for a few grants on Information Privacy Requirements for Cancer Web Portal, Acceptance of Teleconsultation System for Breast Self-Examination (BSE) and Factors that Influencing Medical Teams’ Communicative Behaviors: The culture of IT Adoption. Her latest work includes e-health literacy scale for non-communicative disease, Registry for Mother and baby, and Privacy aspect of Psychiatric Behavior monitoring system


We conduct trainings and workshops to promote awareness and educate people on the field of health informatics. 



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Masters of Digital Health

Currently, we are developing a Master of Digital Health course in Universiti Malaya. This course will be offered full time and part-time in English using both face-to-face and online teaching and learning.