Graduate Certificate in E-Health (Health Informatics)
Explore the internet’s role in health care
Study contemporary trends, issues, policy and practice in health informatics. Analyse potential problems in the digital storing and sharing of health information. Unpack social, ethical and legal issues.
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Upon successful completion of this degree, students should be able to:
Consolidate and synthesise specialised health informatics disciplinary knowledge and apply that knowledge within their healthcare professional area of practice
Analyse complex healthcare problems and apply specialised technical skills to identify informatics-specific solutions
Initiate, plan, implement and evaluate health informatics solutions, with independent judgement.
Communicate health informatics theoretical concepts, knowledge and ideas to a range of audiences
Critically reflect on ethical and security implications and consequences of health informatics
The Graduate Certificate of eHealth (Health Informatics) is designed for healthcare practitioners who are currently employed in practice and students are required to engage in experiential learning activities drawing from their practice experience.
The course will be submitted for accreditation by the Australasian College of Health Informatics/Health Informatics Society of Australia accreditation program. A number of Australian health professional organisations and employers have approved the materials as professional development activities and support this extension to the graduate program.
Successful completion of an AQF Bachelor degree or equivalent (or higher) and experience as detailed.
Work and Life
Students may apply based on experience of qualifications deemed appropriate by the Director of the Centre for Rural Health. Refer applications to UTAS; OR Higher Education requirement AND 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.
English Proficiency Requirements
The minimum English language test score requirements for postgraduate coursework programs are as follows:
- IELTS (Academic): 6.0 (no individual band less than 6.0); or
- TOEFL (iBT): 72 (no skill below: Reading 16; Listening 16; Speaking 18; Writing 22); or
- PTE Academic: 50 with no score lower than 50; or
- UTASAccess-English: Level 7 - 60% (no individual score less than 60%); or
- Cambridge CAE (Certificate of Advanced English): B Grade; or
- Cambridge CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English): C Grade; or
- Cambridge BEC (Business English Certificate) or Higher: C Grade
The University of Tasmania grants credit and recognition of prior learning that may include formal and/or informal prior learning. More information is available here.
This course is no longer accepting applications. You may be interested in the Bachelor of e-Health (Health Informatics) Professional Honours.
The Graduate Certificate in E-Health is offered by the School of Nursing - externally, using online teaching and learning technologies, over a minimum completion time of 1 year part time (over two semesters), and a maximum 3 years part time.
Recommended Study Pattern
Students must complete 4 subjects as outlined in the below recommended study pattern:
- Semester 1
- TAS-CRH500 Introduction to Health Informatics
- TAS-CRH501 Data, Information and Knowledge
- Semester 2
- TAS-CRH503 E-Health Privacy and Security Issues
- TAS-CRH505 Electronic Health Records
Successful completion of 4 subjects as outlined in the schedule of subject offerings, finishing within 3 years
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