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Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics and Digital Health

      Course overview

      • 1 year part time
      • Parkville campus located in the heart of Melbourne city
      • Available to domestic and international students.
      • Start Year Intake - February and Mid Year Intake - July

      Overview

      The Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics and Digital Health from University of Melbourne responds to the increasing use of information technology and communications in healthcare.

      As technology is both improving and disrupting healthcare, through platforms like Digital Health, eHealth, Mobile Health and Telehealth – there is a shortage of people working in and around the health sector nationally and internationally who have advanced qualifications in Health Informatics. *

      The Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics and Digital Health is designed for people working or planning to work in the health sector, who aspire to management and leadership roles in this rapidly expanding aspect of healthcare. The course offers the opportunity to earn a graduate qualification from the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health in this important discipline.

      The Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics and Digital Health will enable students to:

      • Communicate knowledgeably about core health and biomedical informatics concepts, tools and methods
      • Critically evaluate approaches to information systems and information technology in contemporary healthcare in Australia and internationally
      • Develop an integrated understanding of how digital data, information and knowledge are generated and managed for clinical care, biomedical research, public health and health policy and planning

      Course description

      The Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics and Digital Health is offered for part-time study and may be completed part-time over one or two years. Some subjects run in the evenings on the Parkville campus.

      Students will be led by teaching staff who are nationally and internationally recognised health informatics researchers and highly regarded digital health industry experts. The course offers engagement with senior specialists in healthcare IT from public and private sector organisations, and insights into leadership, innovation and research.

      The Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics and Digital Health can form the first half of a Graduate Diploma in Health Informatics and Digital Health (this proposal will be submitted in 2017 for 2018 commencement). It can also be a pathway to a master’s degree in Public Health, or to a master’s degree in Information Systems with a Health specialisation.

      *In Australia as elsewhere ‘health informatics’ is the preferred term for this field of scientific knowledge, which has a long-established history. Digital health, ehealth, mobile health and telehealth are commonly used to describe the application of this knowledge.