Duration

Half Year full-time (or part-time equivalent)

Commencing 2017

Semester 2

Program level

Postgraduate Coursework

Units

8

Faculty

Medicine

Location

External

Delivery mode

Web Based

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Graduate Certificate in Digital Health.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

  • An approved degree, or
  • A post-secondary qualification and a minimum of 2 years full-time (or equivalent) work experience in a telehealth or related setting.

AQF level

AQF level 8

Fees for Australian students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

How to Apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Closing Date

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

Apply Online

Enquiries for Australian students

Centre for Online Health

Email: med.enquiries@uq.edu.au

Phone: 07 3176 7403

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

Duration

Half Year full-time

Commencing 2017

Semester 2

Program level

Postgraduate Coursework

Units

8

Faculty

Medicine

Location

External

Delivery mode

Web Based

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Graduate Certificate in Digital Health.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

  • An approved degree, or
  • A post-secondary qualification and a minimum of 2 years full-time (or equivalent) work experience in a telehealth or related setting.

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 8

Fees for International students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Closing Date

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

Apply Online

Enquiries for International students

Centre for Online Health

Phone: +61 7 3176 7403

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

Enquire online

Why study the Graduate Certificate in Digital Health?

Information and communication technology (ICT) is increasingly being used in healthcare and an understanding of ICT and its applications is now essential for healthcare professionals. This program provides knowledge and hands-on skills in digital health 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 also critically evaluate developments in digital health, 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 digital health.

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 Graduate Certificate in Digital Health.

Click on the course code to view the Course Profile, for further information including advice of courses with shared teaching activities. Refer also to PPL 3.20.02 Course and Program Design - Procedures.

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 approved degree, or
  • A post-secondary qualification and a minimum of 2 years full-time (or equivalent) work experience in a telehealth or related setting.

Additional application information

International students may not undertake the program on campus. They may only study externally from their home countries 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 2 - June 30 of the year of commencement.

Entry requirements for International students

Prerequisites

  • An approved degree, or
  • A post-secondary qualification and a minimum of 2 years full-time (or equivalent) work experience in a telehealth or related setting.

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 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

What it costs

Fees for Australian students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

Fees for International students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

Additional costs

  • Students are responsible for the cost of transportation and accommodation to attend residential schools or practicals.

What you can do with a Graduate Certificate in Digital Health

Careers

Graduates should be able to use sophisticated information technology & information management techniques to improve quality of healthcare. Employment opportunities in exist in private health care organisations, hospitals, clinics, managed care organisations, state & federal government departments in the management, coordination & delivery of e-Health services. Positions include: telehealth coordinator, systems & infrastructure manager (telehealth), manager, statewide telehealth 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 Graduate Certificate in Digital Health

To complete the Graduate Certificate in Digital Health, 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 #8 from the GCDH List. Refer to GCDH rules for further information.

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Graduate Certificate in Digital Health.

Program Rules for the Graduate Certificate in Digital Health