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

Overview  2016


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


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.


Distance Launceston
Semester 1, Semester 2, Summer school

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

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.

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

Three electives from:

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

Provides students with the ability to use health informatics research in their professional environment. The unit explores theoretical approaches to and practical applications of research. This includes an exploration of the influence of the traditional, constructivist and critical paradigms on…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

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.

Builds on CRH501Data, Information and Knowledge. The unit is a detailed study of the development, implementation and maintenance of health care systems. It includes an exploration of systems theory as it applies to health information systems. The unit considers the…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Geographical and social isolation, economic, political and demographic issues, and infrastructure constraints must be considered when planning and delivering health care services. The potential of health informatics to address these factors has been recognised although stakeholders identify different priorities for…

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,
  • 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. 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.

Annual Tuition Fee is inclusive of the compulsory Student Services and Amenities (SSA) fee. The SSA fee for 2017 is $294 AUD.

International students

2016 Annual Tuition Fee (international students): $15,000 AUD.

Annual Tuition Fee is inclusive of the compulsory Student Services and Amenities (SSA) fee. The SSA for 2016 is $290 AUD.


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