Graduate Diploma of E-Health (Health Informatics) (H6E)

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

Full Fee Paying 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.

The Graduate Diploma of E-Health is offered by the Centre for Rural Health - externally, using online teaching and learning technologies, over a minimum completion time of 2 years part time (over four semesters), and a maximum 5 years part time.

Demonstrate a comprehensive and integrated understanding of health informatics as a discipline and a profession by articulating:

  • In-depth specialised knowledge of contemporary trends, issues, policy and practice in health informatics.
  • Advanced knowledge of the theoretical perspectives that shape the discipline and profession.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the range of research principles and methods applicable to health informatics research and evidence-based practice.

Demonstrate expert cognitive and practical skills by:

  • Applying socio-technical approaches to analyse complex problems and generate effective and innovative responses in the context of health informatics professional practice.
  • Critically analysing and generating solutions to the social, ethical and legal issues associated with the introduction and use of electronic information systems.
  • Developing practical, ethical solutions that seek to balance stakeholder perspectives.

Apply knowledge and skills to:

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

Career outcomes

Professional Recognition

Course structure

The course structure of the Graduate Diploma comprises eight units, five of which are core units,three of which are electives. The proposed program of study is shown in the schedule.

Schedule of 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

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

Explores the changes occurring in the structure and delivery of health services as a result of technologies such as the Internet and telehealth. The unit considers the impact of such technology on consumers, communities, health professionals and health services.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

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

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 Centre for Rural Health.
    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 UDRH.
    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 postgraduate program students may be eligible to undertake a Masters of E-Health (Health Informatics) program .

The program does 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): $16,800 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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