Duration

1.5 Years full-time (or part-time equivalent)

Commencing 2016

Semester 1
Semester 2

Program level

Postgraduate Coursework

Units

24

Faculty

Medicine & Biomedical Sciences

Location

External

Delivery mode

Web Based

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of e-Healthcare.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

An applicant must hold

  1. an approved degree in the same discipline, and
    • have completed 6 months full-time work experience in a telehealth or related setting, or
    • have completed a tertiary program in e-Health or clinical telehealth; or
  2. an approved degree in a different discipline, and
    • have completed 18 months full-time work experience in a telehealth or related setting, or
    • have completed a tertiary program in e-Health or clinical telehealth approved by the executive dean; or
  3. the Grad Cert or Grad Dip in e-Healthcare from UQ (or equivalent).

AQF level

AQF level 9

Fees for Australian students

Domestic full-fee place 2016:

Indicative annual fee 2016: AUD$ 16780

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007, on average, the indexation rate has been 4%.

How to Apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Apply Online

Enquiries for Australian students

Centre for Online Health

Email: postgrad@uq.edu.au

Phone: 07 3346 4754

Web: http://www.uq.edu.au/coh/

Duration

1.5 Years full-time

Commencing 2016

Semester 1
Semester 2

Program level

Postgraduate Coursework

Units

24

Faculty

Medicine & Biomedical Sciences

Location

External

Delivery mode

Web Based

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of e-Healthcare.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

An applicant must hold

  1. an approved degree in the same discipline, and
    • have completed 6 months full-time work experience in a telehealth or related setting, or
    • have completed a tertiary program in e-Health or clinical telehealth; or
  2. an approved degree in a different discipline, and
    • have completed 18 months full-time work experience in a telehealth or related setting, or
    • have completed a tertiary program in e-Health or clinical telehealth approved by the executive dean; or
  3. the Grad Cert or Grad Dip in e-Healthcare from UQ (or equivalent).

    International students who wish to undertake this program will not qualify for a Student Visa. To study this program in Australia, international students must hold alternative Australian Visa/Residency status with a sufficient study entitlement. See Department of Immigration and Border Protection for further details. Alternatively, for programs available in 'External' mode, students may study from their home country.

    English Proficiency

    IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, view the English proficiency policy.

AQF level

AQF level 9

Fees for International students

Indicative annual fee: AUD$ 27320

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007, on average, the indexation rate has been 4%.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Closing Date

To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.

To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

Apply Online

Enquiries for International students

Centre for Online Health

Phone: Outside Australia: + 61 3 8676 7004 Within Australia (Free Call): 1800 671 980

Online Enquiries: www.uq.edu.au/international/enquiry

Web: http://www.uq.edu.au/coh/

Why study the Master of e-Healthcare?

Information and communication technology (ICT) is increasingly being used in health care and an understanding of ICT and its applications is now essential for healthcare professionals. This program provides knowledge and hands-on skills in e-healthcare and is suitable for both health professionals wishing to enhance their understanding of and ability to work effectively with ICT, and for graduates wishing to pursue careers in healthcare. The program explores the influence (both advantages and potential challenges) of technology in:

  • clinical practice
  • healthcare delivery
  • education
  • administration
  • research

Students will critically evaluate developments in e-healthcare, analyse their effectiveness, and consider possible future trends.

About the Centre for Online Health
The Centre for Online Health is a leading research institution with experience in telepaediatrics, teledermatology, telehomecare, home palliative care and teleneurology. The web-based flexible learning program is designed for a diverse cohort (particularly busy healthcare professionals), assisting them to upgrade their knowledge and skills in e-healthcare.

What you can study

Students will have an opportunity to familiarise themselves with the types of technology and equipment used in healthcare delivery and interact with experts in research in the field. The programs are designed to involve graduates in planning and implementing e-health research, encouraging them to identify a research domain most suitable to their own profession.

Courses

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of e-Healthcare.

Placement courses

Students must own or have ready access to a computer with internet connection.

How to apply

Entry requirements for Australian students

Prerequisites

An applicant must hold

  1. an approved degree in the same discipline, and
    • have completed 6 months full-time work experience in a telehealth or related setting, or
    • have completed a tertiary program in e-Health or clinical telehealth; or
  2. an approved degree in a different discipline, and
    • have completed 18 months full-time work experience in a telehealth or related setting, or
    • have completed a tertiary program in e-Health or clinical telehealth approved by the executive dean; or
  3. the Grad Cert or Grad Dip in e-Healthcare from UQ (or equivalent).

    Additional application information

    International students may not undertake the program on campus at UQ on a full-time basis. They may only study externally from their home country and will not be eligible for an Australian student visa.

    How to Apply

    Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

    Apply Online

    Closing date

    To commence study in semester 1 - January 31 of the year of commencement.

    To commence study in semester 2 - June 30 of the year of commencement.

Entry requirements for International students

Prerequisites

An applicant must hold

  1. an approved degree in the same discipline, and
    • have completed 6 months full-time work experience in a telehealth or related setting, or
    • have completed a tertiary program in e-Health or clinical telehealth; or
  2. an approved degree in a different discipline, and
    • have completed 18 months full-time work experience in a telehealth or related setting, or
    • have completed a tertiary program in e-Health or clinical telehealth approved by the executive dean; or
  3. the Grad Cert or Grad Dip in e-Healthcare from UQ (or equivalent).

    Visa requirements

    International students who wish to undertake this program will not qualify for a Student Visa. To study this program in Australia, international students must hold alternative Australian Visa/Residency status with a sufficient study entitlement. See Department of Immigration and Border Protection for further details. Alternatively, for programs available in 'External' mode, students may study from their home country.

    English proficiency

    IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, View the English proficiency policy.

    How to apply

    Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

    Apply Online

    Closing date

    To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.

    To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

    Please check your country's category with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

What it costs

Fees for Australian students

Domestic full-fee place 2016:

Indicative annual fee 2016: AUD$ 16780

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Students' actual annual fees may vary in accordance with their choices of majors and electives and whether they study in Summer Semester. The University reviews fees annually.

Fees for International students

Indicative annual fee: AUD$ 27320

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007 the indexation rate has remained at or less than 4%.

To calculate the fees for any program, you will first need to choose the courses you wish to complete. To see all courses available please refer to the course list.

Fees calculator

Select the Fees Calculator to guide you through a series of options allowing you to select details of courses you are interested in studying to estimate your fees for a semester.

Fee rules

View the 2016 Fee Rules.

What you can do with a Master of e-Healthcare

Careers

Graduates should be able to use sophisticated information technology & information management techniques to improve quality of health care. Employment opportunities in exist in:

  • private health care organisations
  • hospitals
  • clinics
  • managed care organisations
  • state & federal government.

Positions include:

  • telehealth coordinator
  • systems & infrastructure manager (telehealth)
  • manager or coordinator of telehealth and e-health services
.

While this degree may be accredited by an official industry accreditation body in Australia, completion of the degree may not result in graduates receiving automatic accreditation. Please contact the relevant registration body for details of any conditions for accreditation.

Program Rules and Requirements

To complete the Master of e-Healthcare

To complete the Master of e-Healthcare, a student must complete a requisite number of courses chosen from the course list and according to the Rules for the program.

Students should be aware of the University of Queensland rules, particularly the General Award Rules, which govern the conduct of UQ programs. Students will find a link to the General Award Rules, and other University rules, on the University Rules page.

A student is required to obtain #24 from the MeH List. Refer to MeH rules (see link below) for further information.

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of e-Healthcare.

Program Rules for the Master of e-Healthcare

Early exit points

Based upon course selection, students may be able to exit this award with the: