Graduate Certificate in Digital Health (H5D)

This course is in teach-out and is not accepting new admissions

Overview  2023

Entry Requirements

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Minimum 0.5 Years, up to a maximum of 2 Years


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.


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

  • 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
  • 5 Critically reflect on ethical and security implications and consequences of health informatics
  • Course structure

    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

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    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

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    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
    OnlineSemester 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

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Entry requirements

    Applicants who have recently completed secondary education (in the past two years) This course does not use ATAR and equivalent ranks as part of the admission process. Applicants with previous higher education study • Completed course at Bachelor level or above at any Australian higher education provider (or equivalent overseas qualification); OR • Partially completed a course at Graduate Certificate level or higher at any Australian higher education provider (or have partially completed an equivalent overseas qualification). Applicants must have completed the equivalent of at least two units of study (equivalent to 25 UTAS credit points). If an applicant has failed any units, the application may be subject to further review before an offer is made. Applications on the basis of work or life experience This course does accept applications based on work or life experience.

    Credit for appropriate studies completed from other university courses may be granted. Refer Rule 6: Part 3 Credit and Recognition of Prior Learning.
    The Graduate Certificate in Digital Health articulates directly with the Bachelor of eHealth (Health Informatics) Professional Honours and the Graduate Diploma of eHealth (Health Informatics), which in turn articulates with the Master in eHealth (Health Informatics).

    Fees & scholarships

    Domestic students

    Options for this course

    This is a full-fee course, which means you’ll need to pay the full amount for your studies. Commonwealth Supported Places are not available in this course. However, there are still support options available for eligible students to help you manage the cost of studying this course.

    You may be able to fund all or part of your tuition fees by accessing a FEE-HELP loan from the Australian Government. FEE-HELP is a loan scheme that assists domestic full-fee students to pay for University, which is repaid through the Australian Tax System once you earn above a repayment threshold. This means you’ll only have to start repaying the loan once you start earning above a specific amount

    Our scholarships and prizes program also offers more than 400 scholarships across all areas of study. You can even apply for multiple scholarships in one easy application.

    Further information

    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.


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

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