From 2023 most subjects will be taught on campus only with flexible options limited to a select number of postgraduate programs and individual subjects.
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Readings will be provided online.
- Subject notes
LEARNING AND TEACHING METHODS
This subject is offered in semester 1 each year, as a 3 hour class one evening each week over a 12 week period, including lectures, tutorials and small group activities. Opportunities are provided for online interaction during class using students’ personal internet-connected devices.
Classroom teaching is complemented by a subject website in the University Learning Management System. Students unable to attend class on campus can participate each week, by going online to access lecture slides and recordings, undertake practical activities, and complete assessable work.
This subject is also offered for intensive fully online study over a 6-week period in Winter Term (June-July) each year, including lectures, tutorials and small group activities. Student learning is supported by a subject website in the University Learning Management System.
INDICATIVE KEY LEARNING RESOURCES
This subject has no prescribed textbook. Students have access to electronic full-text of recommended readings, including current journal articles, e-books, government documents and industry reports. Examples:
Australasian Institute of Digital Health. https://digitalhealth.org.au/
Australian Digital Health Agency. What is Digital Health? https://www.digitalhealth.gov.au/get-started-with-digital-health/what-is-digital-health
Collen, M. F. (1994). The origins of informatics. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, 1(2), 91-107. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC116189/pdf/0010091.pdf
Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society. https://www.himss.org/
Regenstrief Institute. EHR Clinical learning platform. https://www.regenstrief.org/implementation/clinical-learning/
Wachter, R. M. (2015). The digital doctor: hope, hype, and harm at the dawn of medicine's computer age. New York: McGraw-Hill Education.
World Health Organization. Digital health and innovation. https://www.who.int/health-topics/digital-health
This subject provides fundamental knowledge and practical skills to work in digital health. This subject is offered jointly by the Faculty of Engineering and the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, and makes local and international links with accomplished researchers and with experts from public and private sector organisations.
- Related Handbook entries
This subject contributes to the following:
Type Name Course Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics and Digital Health Course Master of Biostatistics Course Master of Clinical Research Course Master of Public Health Course Graduate Diploma in Biostatistics
- Available through the Community Access Program
About the Community Access Program (CAP)
This subject is available through the Community Access Program (also called Single Subject Studies) which allows you to enrol in single subjects offered by the University of Melbourne, without the commitment required to complete a whole degree.
Entry requirements including prerequisites may apply. Please refer to the CAP applications page for further information.
Additional information for this subject
Subject coordinator approval required.
- Available to Study Abroad and/or Study Exchange Students
This subject is available to students studying at the University from eligible overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad. Students are required to satisfy any listed requirements, such as pre- and co-requisites, for enrolment in the subject.
Last updated: 31 January 2024