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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.

Course Options

Master of E-Health (Health Informatics)

3 years min,7 years max

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Graduate Diploma of E-Health (Health Informatics)

2 years min, 5 years max

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Graduate Certificate in E-Health (Health Informatics)

1 year min, 3 years max

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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.

Study options

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.

Course breakdown


Graduate Certificate in E-Health (Health Informatics)

50 credit points

Study the following core units:

  • Introduction to Health Informatics
  • Data, Information and Knowledge
  • E-health Privacy and Security Issues
  • Electronic Health Records


Graduate Diploma of E-Health (Health Informatics)

100 credit points

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


Master of E-Health (Health Informatics)

150 credit points

Complete all units in the Graduate Diploma, plus choose from:

  • Research intensive pathway; or
  • Practice intensive pathway

Career outcomes

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


Using digital resources

Australians with My Health Record


As at March 2018

GP's using digital resources


for clinical purposes

Entry information

Entry requirements

Entry requirements vary across courses. You'll find the requirements on our individual course pages. These can be accessed from Course Options, which is located at the top of this page.

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.