Bachelor of E-Health (Health Informatics) (Professional Honours) (H4E)

Overview  2021

Entry Requirements

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Duration

Part time only
Minimum 2 Years, up to a maximum of 5 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, Semester 2

Commonwealth Supported places available

Entry Requirements

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Duration

Minimum 2 Years
Entry requirements

Location

This course is flexible, online and available part-time. It is designed for health professionals and health service administrative staff wishing to gain expert skills in leading effective change management, systems integration knowledge, privacy and security management.

The course includes information about:

  • electronic medical records
  • health information retrieval and analytics
  • data mining and knowledge discovery
  • data security
  • bio informatics and bio statistics
  • managing change

The multi-disciplinary, multi-dimensional field of Health Informatics is the application of information technology to healthcare delivery. It focusses on the effective use of information and discovery of knowledge for providing real world solutions for improving care delivery and health outcomes.

By its very nature, health informatics is challenging and complex. Yet it is this complexity that makes it such an intriguing, exciting and rewarding field in which to be involved.

Students who are interested in the Graduate Diploma or Master are strongly encouraged to undertake the Professional Honours, a Commonwealth Supported Place. Upon successful completion of the first four units in the Professional Honours students are able to articulate to the Graduate Diploma* or Master* with full advanced standing.

*subject to meeting admission requirement of the Graduate Diploma or Master.

This course is tailored to meet the needs of the health industry as technology developments are rapidly transforming the delivery of healthcare on a global scale.

A focus on bio informatics and bio statistics prepares graduates for managing big data to improve health and increase efficiencies within the system. It also provides students with the opportunity to pursue a research focused career pathway in health informatics.

Career outcomes

Career opportunities in Health Informatics

The course is aimed at health professionals and health service administrative staff wishing to gain expert skills in leading effective change management, systems integration knowledge, privacy and security management.

A focus on bio informatics and bio statistics prepares graduates for managing big data to improve health and increase efficiencies within the system and provides students with the opportunity to pursue a research focused career pathway in health informatics.

"I highly recommend this course for anyone. Health Informatics is a multi-disciplinary field, so anyone who finds that healthcare and IT are intersecting in their working lives can benefit from this course."

Brendon Wickham, Masters of e-Health (Health Informatics), University of Tasmania

Professional Recognition

The course will be submitted for accreditation by the Australasian College of Health Informatics/Health Informatics Society of Australia accreditation program. 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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

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
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 an emphasis on the privacy of health information and explores this…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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
LauncestonSemester 2

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

Year 2

This unit explores issues relating to diffusion of innovation, technology acceptance, and change management. Relevant theories relating to these areas are critically analysed. Strategies for successful implementation of technology are explored, including the identification of barriers to implementation. The diffusion…

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

Entry requirements

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.

International applicants

This course is not available to international students. Please enquire online for advice on alternative course options.

The course is suitable for health professionals and information management 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 Professional Honours program, applicants should:

  • hold a three-year degree 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.

Passes in subjects or units in other courses (completed or otherwise) in this University or another approved tertiary institution (or other approved professional examining body) may be credited towards the degree, the Faculty may specify what more a candidate so credited shall be required to do to qualify for the degree.

The Bachelor of E-Health (Health Informatics) (Professional Honours) articulates directly with the Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma of E-Health (Health Informatics).

Students who complete the four core units will be able to exit the course with a Graduate Certificate of E-Health (Health Informatics), and students who complete eight coursework units may be able to exit the degree with a Graduate Diploma of E-Health (Health Informatics).

Detailed admissions information and advice for all undergraduate courses, including comprehensive, course-level student profiles, is available from UTAS Admissions.

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).

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.

Additional costs

In addition to course costs, students may be subject to other costs related to study at university including:

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