Graduate Certificate in Digital Health

La Trobe University

Course details

CRICOS course code: 102426C

Level of study: Graduate Certificates

Summary

There's never been a better time to harness the power of digital health technology. As digital disruption rapidly transforms our health systems, there's a high demand for professionals with skills in both technology and healthcare.

For current practitioners in the health industry, the Graduate Certificate in Digital Health provides foundational knowledge in upcoming areas of digital health such as mHealth, data analytics and big data in health. This course is also an excellent platform for IT professionals looking to move into the health sector.

You'll learn how to gather, interpret and leverage high-quality data to enhance the wellbeing of individuals, families and communities.

Graduate with the skills you need to start your global digital health career.

You'll learn:

Big data in health and the Internet of Medical Things

Understand what big data is, why it's important in healthcare, and how it can be applied in real-world scenarios. Explore how the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) can benefit healthcare services through compatible devices, apps and research platforms.

Virtual health

Explore the design and applications of digital health innovations in the virtual health space. Understand their strengths and weaknesses and how they're used to provide affordable and effective healthcare.

Epidemiology and biostatistics

Understand the fundamental role of epidemiology and biostatistics in public health. Learn how to gather and interpret health data and improve health outcomes for your community.

Future of digital health

Examine new and emerging digital health innovations and their impact on the roles and responsibilities of healthcare professionals, patients and technical specialists.

Studies for HCDHBU will primarily be conducted at the Melbourne (Bundoora) campus, with some of the curriculum being delivered at the City Campus as well as online.

The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 8 - Graduate Certificate.

Career outcomes

Our healthcare system urgently needs professionals with digital expertise. Our Graduate Certificate in Digital Health will provide practising health, IT and business professionals with digital health skills. This course is ideal for people working in roles such as:

Clinician
Allied health professional (e.g. physiotherapist and podiatrist)
Pharmacist
Health information manager
Computer science and IT engineer

Accreditation, registration and/or membership details for this course may be found on the La Trobe University website.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
18,300 Per Year 27 Feb 2023
24 Apr 2023
31 Jul 2023
0.5 years
Full time
La Trobe University
Melbourne (Bundoora) Campus
Plenty Road and Kingsbury Drive
Melbourne Victoria 3086
Australia
14,900 Per Year 27 Feb 2023
24 Apr 2023
31 Jul 2023
0.5 years
Online study
La Trobe University
Melbourne (Bundoora) Campus
Plenty Road and Kingsbury Drive
Melbourne Victoria 3086
Australia

Entry criteria

Successful completion of an Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent).

Admission may be granted to applicants without an undergraduate degree but with relevant work experience.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0

TOEFL Internet based (iBT): overall score of 79 with 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): overall score of 58 with no communicative skill score less than 50.

C1 Advanced: 176 with no less than 169 in any component.

C2 Proficiency: 176 with no less than 169 in any component.

Address

La Trobe University
Melbourne (Bundoora) Campus
Plenty Road and Kingsbury Drive
Melbourne Victoria 3086
Australia
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