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 Summer school Off-Campus International Domestic


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Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 22/2/2016 23/3/2016 11/4/2016 27/5/2016
Semester 2 11/7/2016 10/8/2016 29/8/2016 14/10/2016
Summer school 1/1/2016 11/1/2016 28/1/2016 25/2/2016

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

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2016: $1,114.00 2016: $2,116.00 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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