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:
- Critically evaluate health informatics theory in a range of contexts for professional practice, or scholarship
- Apply critical, technical, inquiry and creative skills to making decisions and judgements in in a range of healthcare contexts that contribute to professional practice, or scholarship
- Analyse complex healthcare problems, at an abstract level, and apply health informatics knowledge and technical skills, to design, evaluate, implement, analyse and theorise about future developments in the discipline
- Apply established theories and design to examine health informatics research projects
- Communicate health informatics theoretical concepts, knowledge and ideas to specialist and non-specialist audiences
- Critically reflect on ethical and make professional judgements on the implications of health informatics and new developments within a complex healthcare environment
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.
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
- Applied 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 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.
- Engage in ethical health informatics research and evidence based practice.
- Further the growth of health informatics as an academic discipline and a profession.
In order to qualify for admission to the Graduate Certificate Program, 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 School of Nursing.
Work and Life
Students may apply based on experience of qualifications deemed appropriate by the Director of the Centre for Rural Health
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.
In a time of rapid technological advances in health, the Graduate Certificate of eHealth (Health Informatics) allows health care professionals to engage in foundational training in digital health. This 4 unit program has been developed in consultation with leading industry experts to enable graduates to work in today’s technological and data driven world. With a socio-technical perspective, the Graduate Certificate of eHealth (Health Informatics) will enable graduates to develop a comprehensive understanding about safe and effective technological solutions.
Recommended Study Pattern
Students must complete 4 subjects as outlined in the below recommended study pattern:
- CRH500 Introduction to Health Informatics
- CRH501 Data, Information and Knowledge
- CNA672 Research for Clinical Practice A
- CRH604 The Diffusion of Health Technology (Managing Change)
Successful completion of 4 subjects as outlined in the schedule of subject offerings, finishing within 7 years