Graduate Certificate in Digital Health (C5R)

Overview  2023

Entry Requirements

See entry requirements

Duration

Minimum 1 Year, up to a maximum of 2 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

Online
Semester 1, Semester 2

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 Certificate in Digital Health is designed to provide you with evidence-based skills to meet the current and anticipated need for skilled workers within the rapidly evolving health sector. Within the course you’ll gain invaluable experience and knowledge on the key concepts of health informatics, security and data, considering the decision-making power digital systems provide, while also considering the ethical, social and economic considerations.

Key contacts

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Course Coordinator Professor Mel Lauva
  • 1 Consolidate and synthesise specialised health informatics disciplinary knowledge and apply that knowledge within their healthcare professional area of practice
  • 2 Analyse complex healthcare problems and apply specialised technical skills to identify informatics-specific solutions
  • 3 Initiate, plan, implement and evaluate health informatics solutions, with independent judgement.
  • 4 Communicate health informatics theoretical concepts, knowledge and ideas to a range of audiences
  • Course structure

    To graduate from the Graduate Certificate in Digital Health, a student must satisfactorily complete 50 credit points of study.

    With the explosion of technology and data in health, the field of health informatics is growing. This unit will evaluate the field of health informatics as a discipline within the health system, and appraise key principles and theories. The foundational…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 2
    OnlineSpring school (extended)

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

    This unit explores the information security issues arising from technology use in the health care environment. Consideration is given to legal and ethical concepts and issues, with an emphasis on the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of health information. Students are…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 2
    OnlineSpring school (extended)

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

    This unit explores the evolution of the electronic health record (EHR). It examines the definition and context of the EHR, records management, the benefits and barriers of EHRs, the national health information agenda, the EHR as a socio-technical tool, ethical…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 2
    OnlineSpring school (extended)

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

    Theories and approaches to health data management, information analysis and service improvements are reviewed to provide a foundation for enhanced organisational information management. Issues and key challenges addressed include ethics, legal and security requirements for managers and professionals, to enable…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1

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

    Entry requirements

    Applicants with higher education study 

    To be eligible for an offer, applicants must: 

    • Have a completed undergraduate or postgraduate course in a healthcare, or communications technology related field at Bachelor level (AQF7) or higher (or equivalent); and 

    • Be working in a healthcare or IT setting 

    Students completing the Graduate Certificate of Digital Health may articulate into the following courses with full credit: 

    • Master of Health Information Management 

    • Master of Health Service Management 

    Students completing the following course may articulate into the Graduate Certificate of Digital Health 

    • (Z2H) Associate Degree in Applied Health and Community Support (Business Stream) 

    Fees & scholarships

    Domestic students

    Commonwealth supported places (CSP)

    Domestic undergraduate students may be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place in this course. If you are offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are substantially subsidised by the Australian Government, and you will only be required to pay the student contribution amount for each unit.

    You may be able to defer payment of the student contribution amount by accessing a HECS-HELP loan from the Government. This means you can pay your tuition fees later once you start earning above a specific threshold. For more information, please refer to the Study Assist website.

    The student contribution amount for each unit of study is based on its discipline area. Student contribution amounts are charged for each unit of study, this means that amounts will depend on which units you choose. Find out more about student contribution amounts.

    Detailed fee information for domestic students is available at Scholarships, fees and costs, including additional information in relation to the compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

    International students

    International students should refer to the International Students course fees page to get an indicative course cost.

    Scholarships

    For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

    How can we help?

    Do you have any questions about choosing a course or applying? Get in touch.

    Domestic
    1300 363 864
    International
    +61 3 6226 6200
    Email
    Course.Info@utas.edu.au
    Online
    Online enquiries

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