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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Australia’s fourth oldest university, the University of Tasmania, is highly regarded internationally for teaching and academic excellence. The university offers more than 100 undergraduate degrees and more than 50 postgraduate programs across a range of disciplines. The university offers students a diverse range of opportunities, the chance to learn from leading experts, and excellent preparation for their future careers.
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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.
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
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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.
Opportunity to study without tuition fees
Domestic students commencing the Graduate Certificate in E-Health (Health Informatics) in Semester 2 2021 may be eligible to receive a 100% HECS fee waiver.
Please note that, subject to unit availability, all 4 units of the certificate are required to be completed by 30 June 2022 to receive 100% HECS fee waiver for each unit, with a minimum of 2 units completed by 31 December 2021.
Recommended Study Pattern
Students must complete 4 subjects as outlined in the below recommended study pattern:
- Semester 1
- CRH500 Introduction to Health Informatics
- CRH501 Data, Information and Knowledge
- Semester 2
- CRH503 E-Health Privacy and Security Issues
- 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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