Master of E-Health (Health Informatics)
Become a leader in the future of health
Future-proof your career by taking on in-depth study in tech advances in health. Take a socio-technical perspective - looking at how people interact with technology in the field. Learn how to support safe and effective solutions as a leader.
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Upon successful completion of this degree, students should be able to:
- Consolidate and synthesise advanced health informatics disciplinary knowledge in a range of contexts for professional practice, or scholarship
- Apply current and established health informatics theoretical knowledge, or research principles and methods, 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
- Critically appraise established theories and design health informatics research projects
- Communicate, justify and interpret 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 Master 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
- 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 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 Masters 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.
Work and Life
Students may apply based on having experience and/or qualifications as deemed appropriate by the School of Nursing
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 Master of eHealth (Health Informatics) allows health care professionals to undertake contemporary training to engage in digital health innovations today and into the future. This 12 unit program has been developed in consultation with leading industry experts to enable graduates to work collaboratively in today’s technological and data driven world. With a socio-technical perspective, the Master of eHealth (Health Informatics) will enable graduates to support safe and effective technological solutions.
Recommended Study Pattern
Students must complete 12 subjects as outlined in the recommended study pattern below:
- CRH500 Introduction to Health Informatics
- CRH501 Data, Information and Knowledge
- CRH503 E-Health Privacy and Security Issues
- CRH505 Electronic Health Records
- CRH604 The Diffusion of Health Technology (Managing Change)
- CNA672 Research for Clinical Practice A
- CRH601 Health Informatics in Practice
- CRH607 Health Informatics Research Methods
- CRH608 Health Information Systems
- CRH609 Rural and Remote E-Health
- CRH602 E-Health
- CNA109 Health Special Interest Project
Successful completion of 12 subjects from the schedule of subject offerings finishing within 3-7 years