Master of E-Health (Health Informatics) (H7E)

Overview  2019

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Duration

Part time only
Minimum 3 Years, up to a maximum of 7 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

The Master of E-Health is offered by the Centre for Rural Health - externally, using online teaching and learning technologies, over a minimum completion time of 3 years part time (over two semesters), and a maximum 7 years part time. There is the option for participants to exit at the Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma level of the program.

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 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.
  • Engage in ethical health informatics research and evidence based practice.

Further the growth of health informatics as an academic discipline and a profession.

Career outcomes

Professional Recognition

It is anticipated that the course will be accredited by the Australian College of Health Informatics once this body has established its accreditation processes.

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.

Year 3

Select Option 1 or 2:   

Semester 1

The student will select a topic of special interest that relates to their clinical practice in a health care setting. The topic will be negotiated with the lecturer and a learning contract developed.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

plus an Elective Unit:

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

Interactive digital media usage has exploded over the past decade. People are interacting with a variety of media: checking messages on a mobile phone; buying a game on line; updating a social networking profile. More recently, interactive digital media have…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

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

This unit examines current concepts, trends and barriers in risk, risk management and governance including clinical governance. In particular it explores the content and relationship between medico-legal issues; clinical error; consumer rights and services; occupational health systems; quality of service…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

This unit equips students to apply an advanced body of knowledge relating to quality service management to design, implement and evaluate workplace change leading to a strengthened quality culture.…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

This unit explores the nature of change within the broader environmental and organisational context. It will include exploration of current theories and research around issues relating to leading and managing change as well as diffusion of innovation. Strategies for successful…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

    
Semester 2

This unit is the third and final research unit in the Master of Laboratory Medicine program and related health sciences. Students will continue to undertake an approved Guided Research Project on an issue related to biomedical science or health related…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2
LauncestonSpring school

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

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

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.

Plus two electives:

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

The student will select a topic of special interest that relates to their clinical practice in a health care setting. The topic will be negotiated with the lecturer and a learning contract developed.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

Interactive digital media usage has exploded over the past decade. People are interacting with a variety of media: checking messages on a mobile phone; buying a game on line; updating a social networking profile. More recently, interactive digital media have…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

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

This unit examines current concepts, trends and barriers in risk, risk management and governance including clinical governance. In particular it explores the content and relationship between medico-legal issues; clinical error; consumer rights and services; occupational health systems; quality of service…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

This unit equips students to apply an advanced body of knowledge relating to quality service management to design, implement and evaluate workplace change leading to a strengthened quality culture.…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

This unit explores the nature of change within the broader environmental and organisational context. It will include exploration of current theories and research around issues relating to leading and managing change as well as diffusion of innovation. Strategies for successful…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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 Masters Program, 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 Masters Program, 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.

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.

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