Courses & Units

Introduction to Health Informatics CRH500



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. It provides the foundation for ongoing exploration of health informatics.


Unit name Introduction to Health Informatics
Unit code CRH500
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of Health
School of Health Science
Discipline UTAS Centre for Rural Health
Teaching staff

Dr Sue Whetton

Level Postgraduate
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 1 Off-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Spring school (extended) Off-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

Units are offered as On-campus where the majority of teaching will occur at the campus identified.  Units offered Off-campus generally have no requirement for attendance at a physical university campus unless the unit has practical or fieldwork components*:  the campus indicated for an Off-Campus unit is the one at which teaching is administered from.

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 27/2/2017 23/3/2017 17/4/2017 2/6/2017
Semester 2 17/7/2017 10/8/2017 4/9/2017 20/10/2017
Spring school (extended) 30/10/2017 23/11/2017 22/12/2017 13/2/2018

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2017 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2017 will be available from the 1st October 2016.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2017: $1,131.00 2017: $2,168.00 069999

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.


Teaching Pattern

external, flexible delivery via Internet or CD; a self-directed learning unit. Students complete tasks and activities at their own pace, within the parameters of semester requirements.


Continuous assessment by assignment/course work. Assignment 1 (1250-1500 words plus educational materials) 30%, Assignment 2 (3000-3500 words) 50%, Assignment 3 (1500-2000 words) 20%.

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