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La Trobe University

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Graduate Certificate in Digital Health

  • Graduate Certificate

The future of health is digital. Are you ready?There's never been a better time to harness the power of digital health technology.

Key details

Degree Type
Graduate Certificate
0.5 year full-time
Study Mode
Online, In person
Intake Months
Domestic Fees
$14,900 per year / $14,900 total

About this course

The future of health is digital. Are you ready?

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.

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Career pathways

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