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.

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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.


  • Program code
  • Faculty
  • Duration
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (19 Feb, 2018)
    Semester 2 (23 Jul, 2018)
  • Program level
    Postgraduate Coursework
  • Units
  • Delivery location
  • AQF
    Level 8

Entry requirements


  • 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.

Program structure


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.

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