Graduate Certificate in E-Health (Health Informatics) (H5E)

Overview  2019

ATAR

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Duration

Minimum 1 Years, up to a maximum of 3 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

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.

The Graduate Certificate in E-Health is offered by the Centre for Rural Health - externally, using online teaching and learning technologies, over a minimum completion time of 1 year part time (over two semesters), and a maximum 3 years part time.

Demonstrate advanced knowledge of the central role that health informatics and e-health play in contemporary health care by articulating:

  • Contemporary trends, issues, policy and practice in health informatics.
  • Theoretical perspectives that shape the discipline.

Demonstrate advanced cognitive and practical skills by:

  • Applying socio-technical approaches to critically analyse complex problems in the context of health informatics professional practice.
  • Critically analysing social, ethical and legal issues associated with the introduction and use of electronic information systems.

Apply knowledge and skills to:

  • Demonstrate skills, judgement and self-management as a health informatics professional.
  • Promote the growth of health informatics as an academic discipline and a profession.

Career outcomes

Professional Recognition

Course structure

The course structure of the Graduate Certificate comprises four core units.

Schedule of Core Units

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

Entry requirements

The course is suitable for health 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 Certificate or the Diploma courses, applicants should

  • hold a three-year degree or a diploma 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 CRH.
    As all units in the course use online resources, students need to have regular access to email and the internet.

The course is suitable for health 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 Certificate or the Diploma courses, applicants should

  • hold a three-year degree or a diploma 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 CRH.
    As all units in the course use online resources, students need to have regular access to email and the internet. A computer with the following minimum computer configuration is recommended:
  • Intel Pentium III processor, iMac or equivalent;
  • 256 MB RAM;
  • 10Gb hard disk;
  • 17 inch monitor;
  • Windows 98, 2000 or XP, Macintosh OS 9, or later operating systems;
  • 56.6 Kbps modem (Cable Modem/DSL preferred).

On completion of the Certificate, students may be eligible to proceed to the H6EGraduate Diploma. Students who have completed either the Certificate or Diploma program may be eligible to undertake the Master of E-Health (Health Informatics) program

The programs do not articulate with any other program within the University.

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 2019, this fee is $44.70 per unit. In 2019, the maximum charge for full time students is $298.

International students

2019 Total Course Fee (international students): $8,328 AUD*.

Course cost based on a rate of $16,800 AUD per standard, full-time year of study (100 credit points).

* Please note that this is an indicative fee only.

International students

International students are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the annual rate. International students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Scholarships

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

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International
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Email
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