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January 9, 2017updated 07 Feb 2017 11:20am

What is informatics?

By Ellie Burns

Informatics is the science of information, including information processing and information systems.

This can include creating, storing, finding, manipulating and sharing information, as well as studying and constructing computer systems to handle information.

The University of Edinburgh defines informatics as “the study of the structure, the behaviour, and the interactions of natural and engineered computational systems.”

Informatics is a relatively common degree programme, preparing graduates to handle information in a practical way and convert it into a form that can be used.

What fields can informatics be applied to?

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