Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics
Course code: 2255 ~ Course abbreviation: GradCertHealthInfo ~ Total credit points required: 24 ~ 1 semester full-time, 2 semesters part-time ~ Managing faculty: Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Study mode and course location
This course, offered by the Monash Institute of Health Services Research, caters for professionals qualified to be involved in the identification, planning, implementation and use of computer-based information systems in all areas of the health care industry, including hospitals and government bodies. The course will explore techniques for assessing current information practices, determining the information needs of health care providers and patients, developing interventions using information technology and evaluating the impacts of those interventions.
This course aims to provide students with: an understanding of various types of information systems used in healthcare contexts; an awareness of the role of hardware and software used in health care situations; an understanding of the system development life cycle, data and process modelling techniques and the skills to use these in the analysis of healthcare systems; an understanding of the roles of policy formulation and organisational change in the healthcare environment; the understanding and the skills required to develop healthcare related databases; an appreciation of situations where new technologies can be effectively utilised; and the skills to evaluate health information systems successfully.
Students are required to complete four semester-length units, offered in the semesters indicated below:
Part time enrolment
Students may elect to complete only one unit per semester over two years part-time study, in which case the course progression will be as follows:
Assessment includes a combination of essays, assignments, reflective questions and online forum discussion and participation.
Administrative officer: telephone +61 3 9902 0043; email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.med.monash.edu.au/informatics/gradcert/
Ms Janette Agg