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Graduate Diploma of E-Health (Health Informatics)

University of Tasmania
2 years
Full time
Graduate diploma / certificate
Scholarships available
Online / Distance
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17,950 AUD

Program description

Graduate Diploma of E-Health (Health Informatics)

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.

Course objectives

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.

Admission 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.

In order to qualify for admission to the Certificate or the Diploma courses, applicants should

  • Hold a three-year degree or a diploma 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.

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Program content

First Year

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

Second Year

  • The Diffusion of Health Technology (Managing Change)
  • E-Health
  • Health Informatics in Practice
  • Health Informatics Research Methods

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

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University of Tasmania

University of Tasmania

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TAS 7001 Hobart

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