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

Overview  2022

Entry Requirements

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Duration

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 Sydney
Semester 1

Full Fee Paying places available

This course may not be available to international students. Please see the International Online Course Guide (PDF 1.4 MB) for courses that are offered to international students

The Master of E-Health is offered using online teaching and learning technologies, over a minimum completion time of 3 years part time 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.

Key contacts

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Course CoordinatorProf Melanie Lauva

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

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
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
HobartSpring school (extended)

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

This unit will enable students to critically evaluate the theory, practice and processes for managing data in the healthcare system. The foundations of health data, information, knowledge and wisdom will be introduced, including the concept of information architecture. Methods and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
HobartSpring school (extended)

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 emphasis on the privacy of health information and explores this…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
HobartSpring 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
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
HobartSpring school (extended)

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

Year 2

This unit explores issues relating to diffusion of innovation, technology acceptance, and changemanagement. Relevant theories relating to these areas are critically analysed. Strategies for successfulimplementation of technology are explored, including the identification of barriers to implementation. Thediffusion of technology from…

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 and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

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

This unit expands upon previously introduced concepts and extends the students knowledge of the integration of new digital media into healthcare with a particular focus upon person centred care and design. Students will use workplace experience to enhance learning and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

Focused 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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

Year 3

Select Option 1 or 2:   

Semester 1

This unit gives students an opportunity to explore an issue of special interest in health to enhance and deepen their knowledge in this area. The student will select a topic of special interest to study, which is relevant to their…

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit aims to provide a broad understanding of governance, clinical governance and risk management within the field of health and human services covering the relatively recent development and changes that have occurred in these areas. The Unit will also…

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 as well as diffusion of innovation.Strategies for successful implementation of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

    
Semester 2

CXA703 Guided Research C. This unit is the third and final research unit in the Master of Laboratory Medicine research program. Students will continue to undertake an approved Guided Research Project on an issue related to biomedical science and related…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSpring school
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

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

This unit builds on your previous Data, Information and Knowledge studies. It is a detailed study of the development, implementation and maintenance of health care systems. The unit includes an exploration of systems theory as it applies to health information…

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

This unit gives students an opportunity to explore an issue of special interest in health to enhance and deepen their knowledge in this area. The student will select a topic of special interest to study, which is relevant to their…

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit aims to provide a broad understanding of governance, clinical governance and risk management within the field of health and human services covering the relatively recent development and changes that have occurred in these areas. The Unit will also…

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 as well as diffusion of innovation.Strategies for successful implementation of…

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.

To be eligible for an offer, an applicant must have:

  • Completed a bachelor’s degree or higher.
  • Two years previous experience working in a health care setting (this includes but is not limited to a hospital, a health clinic, aged care setting, primary health care, department of community services).
  • A Curriculum Vitae detailing minimum two years work experience in the required area of work.

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.

Detailed tuition fee information for domestic students is available at the Domestic Student Fees website, including additional information in relation to a compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

Domestic students enrolled in certain postgraduate coursework programs may not be eligible for student payments through Youth Allowance and Austudy. Visit the Department of Social Services website to find out more about eligibility for Centrelink support and the list of eligible courses

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.

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