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Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics and Digital Health

      The experience

      Overview

      Embedded in the prestigious University of Melbourne Medical Faculty, this course gives you access to world-class facilities and learning material to help you develop expertise in health informatics, the scientific foundation of digital health.

      While studying the Graduate Certificate of Health Informatics and Digital Health, you will build online and in-person connections with like-minded peers, active practitioners and industry-leading educators.

      Day-to-day experience

      This partly online, partly on-campus program has a structure enabling you to build your skills at your own pace, studying part-time while working. There is flexibility to fit your learning around your professional schedule and capacity over a period of one or more years.

      The program facilitates shared learning experiences, and you and your diverse cohort will undertake invaluable peer-to-peer learning on campus and online. You will deepen your understanding of how digital information and communication technologies can improve health outcomes and transform health service delivery.

      The program consistently links current issues in the Australian digital health context with internationally informed thinking and evidence. This will help you develop a critical understanding of new professional roles and emerging organisational models.

      Learning mode

      In-depth and up-to-date resources ensure that the learning you do while in the program is sophisticated and relevant. With substantial learning materials and well-respected expert faculty, you’ll be equipped with practical knowledge and skills that are in high demand.

      While you can complete some subjects online, you will take other subjects as evening classes one night of the week, where you will experience more face-time with peers and teachers. Both online and on-campus study are opportunities to learn directly from specialist guest speakers and upcoming leaders in the field.

      You can begin the Graduate Certificate of Health Informatics and Digital Health by taking a single subject, through the Community Access Program. This versatility allows you to acquire a micro-credential that can give you an immediate advantage in increasingly digital healthcare settings.

      Opportunities

      In this program, you will develop the necessary learning to pursue further study at a Masters level. You will take many of the same subjects as Master of Information Systems (Health specialisation) students and mingle with them. Networking opportunities throughout the course will enable you to connect with leading Australian practitioners across various fields. The University of Melbourne encourages you to take advantage of these opportunities to help you make informed decisions around pursuing further study.

      As a student of the Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics and Digital Health, you’ll have access to exciting seminars and meetings where researchers unfold innovations and discoveries in the field, such as artificial intelligence in medicine, health data cybersecurity, and the Internet of Health Things.