Digital Health: Health Informatics
Digital health connects millions of people with healthcare services across the globe.
From obtaining records at any location, to delivering consultations and prescriptions through online appointments, Digital Health maintains connectivity in our community. It is perhaps the most crucial component of modern healthcare, saving and improving countless lives worldwide.
This program has been developed to meet the varying needs of our health system. From professionals seeking a foundation in digital health to support their health role (Graduate Certificate in E-Health), through to those interested in working in health informatics (Master of E-Health), enrolment in this program is the start of your digital health journey.
Master of E-Health (Health Informatics)
3 years min,7 years max
Graduate Diploma of E-Health (Health Informatics)
2 years min, 5 years max
Graduate Certificate in E-Health (Health Informatics)
1 year min, 3 years max
Bachelor of E-Health (Health Informatics) (Professional Honours)
2 years min, 5 years max
Fully online and part-time to complement your work/life balance.
Come away with the skills to engage with technology in supporting your own practice.
Delivered in partnership with industry to ensure contemporary and innovative learning and teaching.
Choice of intensives
Choose between research and practice intensives, based on your career goals.
Learn research methods
Take units that focus on the steps involved in planning and implementing a piece of research.
Develop critical evaluation skills
Take units designed to teach you to critically evaluate the theory, practice and processes for managing data in the healthcare system.
Study the following core units:
- Introduction to Health Informatics
- Data, Information and Knowledge
- E-health Privacy and Security Issues
- Electronic Health Records
Complete all units in the Graduate Certificate, plus study:
- The Diffusion of Health Technology (Managing Change)
- Research for E-Health
- Health Informatics in Practice
- Health Informatics Research Methods
Complete all units in the Graduate Diploma, plus choose from:
- Research intensive pathway; or
- Practice intensive pathway
Alicia Cook Alumna, Graduate Diploma of e-Health (Health Informatics) Principal Consultant, Emerson Health
“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.”
Graduates of our programs will work across a variety of roles in health related to digital health. Whilst the Graduate Certificate provides an introduction to support roles as digital health champions and short term project roles, the Master of eHealth (Health Informatics) provides graduates with the knowledge and skills to work in specialist digital health roles.
This includes roles such as:
- Application Specialist
- Business Development Officer
- Chief Information Officer
- Data Analyst
- Director, Digital Health
- Informatics Officer
- Information Governance Officer
- Project Manager
People accessing health information
Useing digital resources
Australians with My Health Record
As at March 2018
GP's using digital resources
for clinical purposes
Entry requirements vary across courses and are available on each individual course page, which you can access from Course Options. We encourage you to apply for the courses you most want to study. If you’re not eligible to enter your chosen course right now, our admissions team will work with you to find the best pathway option.
Credit for prior learning
The University of Tasmania aims to provide you with credit for approved prior study or equivalent professional experience which exceeds standard entrance requirements for courses. For more information please visit Recognition for Prior Learning.
English language requirements
For those applicants who are nationals of and currently residing in a country where English is not the official language, evidence of an IELTS or TOEFL test must be provided. For more information, please visit International Future Students.