Bachelor of E-Health (Health Informatics) (Professional Honours) (H4E)

Overview  2019

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Duration

Part time only
Minimum 2 Years, up to a maximum of 5 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Location

Distance Launceston
Semester 1

Commonwealth Supported places available

This course may not be available to international students. Please see the list of distance courses (i.e. online and taken outside Australia) that are offered to international students

This course is no longer accepting applications.

This course is flexible, online and available part-time. It is designed for health professionals and health service administrative staff wishing to gain expert skills in leading effective change management, systems integration knowledge, privacy and security management.

The course includes information about:

  • electronic medical records
  • health information retrieval and analytics
  • data mining and knowledge discovery
  • data security
  • bio informatics and bio statistics
  • managing change

The multi-disciplinary, multi-dimensional field of Health Informatics is the application of information technology to healthcare delivery. It focusses on the effective use of information and discovery of knowledge for providing real world solutions for improving care delivery and health outcomes.

By its very nature, health informatics is challenging and complex. Yet it is this complexity that makes it such an intriguing, exciting and rewarding field in which to be involved.

Students who are interested in the Graduate Diploma or Master are strongly encouraged to undertake the Professional Honours, a Commonwealth Supported Place. Upon successful completion of the first four units in the Professional Honours students are able to articulate to the Graduate Diploma* or Master* with full advanced standing.

*subject to meeting admission requirement of the Graduate Diploma or Master.

This course is tailored to meet the needs of the health industry as technology developments are rapidly transforming the delivery of healthcare on a global scale.

A focus on bio informatics and bio statistics prepares graduates for managing big data to improve health and increase efficiencies within the system. It also provides students with the opportunity to pursue a research focused career pathway in health informatics.

Career outcomes

Career opportunities in Health Informatics

The course is aimed at health professionals and health service administrative staff wishing to gain expert skills in leading effective change management, systems integration knowledge, privacy and security management.

A focus on bio informatics and bio statistics prepares graduates for managing big data to improve health and increase efficiencies within the system and provides students with the opportunity to pursue a research focused career pathway in health informatics.

"I highly recommend this course for anyone. Health Informatics is a multi-disciplinary field, so anyone who finds that healthcare and IT are intersecting in their working lives can benefit from this course."

Brendon Wickham, Masters of e-Health (Health Informatics), University of Tasmania

Professional Recognition

The course will be submitted for accreditation by the Australasian College of Health Informatics/Health Informatics Society of Australia accreditation program. A number of Australian health professional organizations and employers have approved the materials as professional development activities and support this extension to the graduate program.

Course structure

Year 1

Considers the increasing impact of technology in contemporary society with a particular focus on health services. The unit explores some current applications of health informatics and identifies a number of issues associated with the use of technology in health care.…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Focuses on database management systems and introduces the key concepts of data, information and knowledge in the context of relational database development as applied to health.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit explores privacy and security issues arising from the use of information and communications technologies in the health care environment. The unit explores legal concepts and issues, with a particular emphasis on the privacy and confidentiality of health information.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Explores the evolution of the electronic health record. The unit explores system requirements, vocabulary issues and standards. Privacy and security issues are explored in the context of providing high quality health care.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Year 2

Explores issues relating to change management, particularly current theory and research on the successful introduction of technology in the health environment.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides you with the foundational knowledge required to appreciate the role of research in clinical practice. The unit aims to deepen appreciation of the importance of research utilisation and evidence-based practice in the provision of quality patient, woman…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSpring school (extended)

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit expands upon previously introduced concepts and extends the student’s knowledge of the integration of new digital media into healthcare with a particular focus upon patient-centred care and design. Students will use workplace experience to enhance learning and demonstrate…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Focuses on the steps involved in planning and implementing a piece of research. The unit develops an understanding of the planning, implementation and reporting processes used in health informatics research It includes issues relating to the determination of research questions,…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Entry requirements

To qualify for admission, a candidate for the Bachelor of E-Health (Health Informatics) Professional Honours should:

  1. Hold a three -year degree with a major in a health related or communications technology area,

OR

  1. Have experience and/or qualifications as deemed appropriate by the Head of School or their delegate.

The course is suitable for health professionals and information management professionals who wish to enhance their understanding and ability to work effectively with information and communication technologies. The course is also designed for graduates who wish to pursue a career as a health informatics specialist.

In order to qualify for admission to the Professional Honours program, applicants should

  • hold a three-year degree with a major in a health related or communications technology area,

OR

  • have experience and/or qualifications as deemed appropriate by the Director of the Centre for Rural Health

As all units in the course use online resources, students need to have regular access to email and the internet.

Passes in subjects or units in other courses (completed or otherwise) in this University or another approved tertiary institution (or other approved professional examining body) may be credited towards the degree, the Faculty may specify what more a candidate so credited shall be required to do to qualify for the degree.

The Bachelor of E-Health (Health Informatics) (Professional Honours) articulates directly with the Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma of E-Health (Health Informatics).

Students who complete the four core units will be able to exit the course with a Graduate Certificate of E-Health (Health Informatics), and students who complete eight coursework units may be able to exit the degree with a Graduate Diploma of E-Health (Health Informatics).

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in. Full fee paying domestic students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Domestic students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place will be charged a fee based on the number of units a student enrols in. In 2018, this fee is $44.70 per unit. In 2018, the maximum charge for full time students is $298.

Scholarships

For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

Additional costs

In addition to course costs, students may be subject to other costs related to study at university including:

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