Graduate Certificate in Digital Health

Course information for - 2022 entry

Study mode
Online
Duration
0.5 year full-time or equivalent part-time
Fees (first year)*

$4834 CSP
$13135 Fee-paying

Start dates
ACU Online Term 2 - April, ACU Online Term 3 - July, ACU Online Term 4 - October

Overview

The Graduate Certificate in Digital Health will help you develop an evidence-based foundation of digital health, and a sound understanding of the relevant concepts and application of digital health technologies to suit the health industry. You also will learn how to make ethical decisions regarding the adoption of various digital health technologies into the future.

This contemporary course will address rapidly, ever-changing digital health technologies, and examine the use of these technologies within the industry. The curriculum is both multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary and will bring together current and new knowledge from information technology, health, and digital health professionals. You’ll gain practical skills in health informatics and digital health technologies that you can apply directly to your work.

This course is a pathway to the Graduate Diploma in Digital Health and the Master of Digital Health.

Professional experience

The Graduate Certificate in Digital Health is delivered online and will provide career- and industry-relevant knowledge and skills immediately applicable to your employment situation. The degree embeds research-led teaching at the core of its curriculum to deliver evidence-based knowledge and practice for immediate application in industry.

Course details

Course structure

To complete the Graduate Certificate in Digital Health, students must complete 40 credit points (cp).

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Sample program map

Year - Study periodUnit 1Unit 2Unit 3Unit 4Unit 5

ACUOnline

Term 1 and Term 3

"Pathway 1"

HLSC506 Strategic Management In Digital Health Service Delivery

ITEC613 Introduction to Data Science and Machine Learning

OR

ITEC615 Fundamentals of Information Technology


ACUOnline

Term 2 and Term 4

"Pathway 1"

HLSC505 Health Data Fundamentals

OR

PHIL519 Ethical Practice in Digital Health


ITEC610 Python Fundamentals for Data Science


ACUOnline

Term 1 and Term 3

"Pathway 2"

HLSC505 Health Data Fundamentals

PHIL519 Ethical Practice in Digital Health



ACUOnline

Term 2 and Term 4

"Pathway 2"

HLSC506 Strategic Management In Digital Health Service Delivery

ITEC613 Introduction to Data Science and Machine Learning

OR

ITEC615 Fundamentals of Information Technology


This is a sample program only and units will vary depending on your campus and mode of study. Please refer to the handbook for the prerequisite units and the current listing.

Pathway 1 (40 Credit Points) – completion of 20 cp of Health units and 20 cp of IT units

Pathway 2 (40 Credit Points) – completion of 30 cp of Health units and 10 cp of IT units

AQF framework

Graduate Certificate - AQF Level 8

Overseas study available

No, but available to offshore students.

Entry requirements

An applicant must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy

 International applicants must also meet the English Language Proficiency requirements as defined in the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy

 To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed the following prerequisites: 

 Bachelor degree in Health or Information Technology 

 OR 

Bachelor degree in any other field of study

 OR 

submit a resume alongside their formal application, demonstrating suitability for study (e.g., evidence of relevant Health or Information Technology industry experience and/or prior learning over a sustained period)

Disclaimer: The course entry requirements above are for 2022 Admission.

Applicants with higher education study

You’ll need to meet the minimum entry requirements for your chosen course.

If your previous study has equipped you with knowledge, skills or experiences that align with the learning outcomes of units in your new course you may be able to apply for recognition of prior learning and you may be able to complete your course sooner. Speak to your course consultant for more information or to discuss your eligibility.

Applicants with work and life experience

You’ll need to meet the minimum entry requirements for your chosen course.

English language requirements

Applicants must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy and require an academic IELTS minimum overall score of 6.5 (with a minimum score of 6.0 in all bands), or an equivalent acceptable test score as outlined in the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy  (Schedule 3).

Inherent requirement

There are essential components of a course or unit that demonstrate the capabilities, knowledge and skills to achieve the core learning outcomes of that course or unit. You will need to be able to meet these inherent requirements to complete your course.

Learn more about inherent requirements for your course and how they affect you

Pathways

Further study

This course is a pathway to the Graduate Diploma in Digital Health and the Master of Digital Health.

Fees

Course costs

Average first year fee*

$4834 CSP
$13135 Fee-paying

All costs are calculated using current rates and are based on a full-time study load of 20 credit points (normally 2 units) per term.

A student’s annual fee may vary in accordance with:

  • the number of units studied per term;
  • the choice of major or specialisation; and
  • elective units.

The university reviews fees annually.

Payment options

You should be able to concentrate on getting good marks instead of worrying about how you’ll pay your fees. We have a number of options that can help you ease the financial burden, including government assistance, a scholarship and income support. Talk to your course consultant about your options.

Scholarships

You could be eligible for the Scholarship for ACU Online, ACU's Online Campus created to help ACU online students with the costs associated with studying. We also have university wide scholarships you may be eligible for. Some of our scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit, but these aren’t just for the academically gifted; ACU also recognises excellence in community engagement and leadership. We also offer a range of scholarships for those who may be struggling financially or who have faced other barriers to accessing education.  

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Deferment

Deferment is available for one year. If you wish to defer, please speak to your course consultant.

 

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