Graduate Diploma of E-Health (Health Informatics) (H6E)

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

Full Fee Paying places available

Entry Requirements

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Duration

Minimum 2 Years
Entry requirements

Location

Distance Launceston
Semester 1, Semester 2

“I knew Health Informatics was the future and I was looking for a post graduate qualification because it was essential for my career. Utas provided the pathway I needed with flexible entry criteria, I also applied to other institutions however Utas were the first respond.”

“Health informatics underpins transformational health delivery in Australia and is an essential skill for health workers throughout the sector.”

Alicia Cook Alumna, Graduate Diploma of e-Health (Health Informatics) Principal Consultant, Emerson Health
The Graduate Diploma of E-Health is offered by the Centre for Rural Health - externally, using online teaching and learning technologies, over a minimum completion time of 2 years part time (over four semesters), and a maximum 5 years part time.

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 to analyse 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.
  • Further the growth of health informatics as an academic discipline and profession.

Course structure

Schedule of units

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

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

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 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

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.
International Applicants

Admissions and application information for international applicants, including English language requirements, is available from the International Future Students site. You can also enquire online to check your eligibility.

On completion of the postgraduate program students may be eligible to undertake a Masters of E-Health (Health Informatics) program .

The program does not articulate with any other program within the University.

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

2021 Total Course Fee (international students): $17,950 AUD*.

Course cost based on a rate of $17,950 AUD per standard, full-time year of study (100 credit points).

* Please note that this is an indicative fee only.

International students

International students are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the annual rate. International students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Scholarships

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

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