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Graduate Certificate in Digital Health

Delivery location

External

Duration

Half Year full-time

Commencing

Semester 1 (19 Feb, 2018)
Semester 2 (23 Jul, 2018)

Are you interested in the role of digital technology in healthcare? Explore how information communication technology is integrated into clinical practice and how it impacts on healthcare delivery, education and administration.

  • This six-month program allows you to develop or update your skills in digital health to improve the quality of healthcare. It's ideal for practicing health professionals and graduates wishing to pursue careers in healthcare.
  • Develop your understanding of the field and how to use technology for better patient outcomes. You will learn about clinical practices and the impact digital technologies can have on improving health communication and clinical efficiency.
  • Complete four courses: Introduction to Digital Health, Digital Health in Clinical Practice, Digital Health and Clinical Communication, and Digital Health and Patient-Centered Care. On completion, you may wish to progress toward an MPhil and PhD.
  • Benefit from the flexibility of a program that's fully delivered online and is suitable for both domestic and international students. All courses utilise up-to-date materials, including video presentations, interactive webinars and case studies.

The Graduate Certificate in Digital Health will allow you to develop the skills required to utilise technology to improve access to health information and the quality of healthcare delivered to patients.

  • Teaching staff

    Work with experts

    This program is delivered through the Centre for Online Health (COH), which is part of the UQ Faculty of Medicine. It is internationally recognised for its research, education, and training in telemedicine, telehealth,e-Healthcare and digital health.

  • Alumni

    Hear from one of our graduates

Career outcomes

Graduates typically work in either clinical or non-clinical settings, across the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. Their work usually involves clinical information exchange and communication, project coordination, or delivering digital health services.

Many of our graduates use their qualifications to enhance the relevance and competitiveness of their healthcare, informatics or business related undergraduate degree. Employers are increasingly recruiting those with digital health capabilities for their healthcare workforce.

Summary

  • Program code
    5687
  • Faculty
  • Duration
    Half Year full-time
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (19 Feb, 2018)
    Semester 2 (23 Jul, 2018)
  • Program level
    Postgraduate Coursework
  • Units
    8
  • Delivery location
    External
  • AQF
    Level 8

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.

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.

Visa requirements

Due to the delivery mode or duration of this program, international students who want to study the Graduate Certificate in Digital Health will not be eligible for a Student visa (subclass 500).

In order to study this program in Australia, you must have a temporary Australian visa or residency status with sufficient study entitlement.

Alternately, some programs can be studied from outside Australia.

For other visa options, visit the Department of Immigration and Border Protection, or contact UQ International for more information.

Program structure

Courses

The courses offered in the Graduate Certificate in Digital Health are set out in the course list. Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#).

Courses Program Rules

The Program Rules explain what is required to complete the Graduate Certificate in Digital Health. These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate.

Program Rules

To have your degree conferred, you also need to comply with UQ’s policies and rules.

Practicals, placements and internships

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

Programs and Courses

If you're a current student who has already commenced study at UQ, refer to Programs and Courses in my.UQ for full information about your program structure, rules and requirements.

Financial aid

As an international student, you might be eligible for financial aid – either from your home country, or from the Australian Government.

Find out more about financial aid, including scholarships and financial aid programs.

Indicative program fee

AUD $15,064
Indicative fee 2018

The "indicative program fee" is the cost of enrolling in the Graduate Certificate in Digital Health for one semester in 2018. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load.

A standard full-time study load is 8 units per semester. The fee for part-time study is proportionately lower.

All fees are reviewed annually.

Visit Tuition fees for more information.

Additional costs

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

Scholarships

International students are eligible to apply for a number of scholarships and prizes. These may be offered by the University, the Australian Government, foreign governments, or private organisations.

Many scholarships have specific eligibility criteria and are very competitive. More information, including information about how to apply, is available on the Scholarships website.

Applying online

Apply now

Applications for the Graduate Certificate in Digital Health can be lodged directly to UQ using our online application form.

The program code for the Graduate Certificate in Digital Health is 5687. You'll need this when applying.

Due to the delivery mode or duration of this program, international students who want to study the Graduate Certificate in Digital Health will not be eligible for a Student visa (subclass 500).

In order to study this program in Australia, you must have a temporary Australian visa or residency status with sufficient study entitlement.

Alternately, some programs can be studied from outside Australia.

If you have any questions about the application process, contact UQ International.

Apply now

Important dates

There are a number of dates and deadlines you need to meet when applying for postgraduate study.

The closing date for the Graduate Certificate in Digital Health is:

  • 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.

A full list of dates relevant to UQ students is available on the Student Matters Calendar.

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