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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There are no specifically prescribed or recommended texts for this subject.
- 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.
INDICATIVE KEY LEARNING RESOURCES
This subject has no textbook. Students have access to electronic full-text of recommended readings, including current journal articles, government documents and industry reports. Examples:
Australian Digital Health Agency, especially Digital Health Foundations https://www.digitalhealth.gov.au/implementation-resources/ehealth-foundations; National Infrastructure https://www.digitalhealth.gov.au/get-started-with-digital-health/what-is-digital-health/features-of-the-my-health-record-system/national-infrastructure; National eHealth Security and Access Framework https://www.digitalhealth.gov.au/implementation-resources/ehealth-foundations/national-ehealth-security-and-access-framework
Cloud Standards Customer Council. 2017. Impact of Cloud Computing on Healthcare https://www.omg.org/cloud/deliverables/CSCC-Impact-of-Cloud-Computing-on-Healthcare.pdf
Coventry, L., & Branley, D. 2018. Cybersecurity in healthcare: A narrative review of trends, threats and ways forward. Maturitas, 113, 48–52. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.maturitas.2018.04.008
Fierce Health IT http://www.fiercehealthit.com/
Fjermedal, G. 2020. Best practices for healthcare data centers. https://www.insight.com/en_US/content-and-resources/archive/233382595-best-practices-for-healthcare-data-centers.html
Health IT Infrastructure News https://hitinfrastructure.com/
Integrating the Health Enterprise. IHE IT Infrastructure Technical Framework, Volume 2x, Rev 14.0, July 21, 2017 http://www.ihe.net/uploadedFiles/Documents/ITI/IHE_ITI_TF_Vol2x.pdf
The Open Group Architecture Framework https://www.opengroup.org/togaf/
UK. National Health Service. Information Governance Alliance. 2015. BYOD Information Governance Guidance. https://digital.nhs.uk/binaries/content/assets/legacy/pdf/a/3/byod.pdf
Victoria. Department of Health and Human Services, especially Health Design Authority http://www.health.vic.gov.au/designauthority/; Health Design Forum https://www2.health.vic.gov.au/hospitals-and-health-services/planning-infrastructure/health-design-authority/health-design-forum; Statewide eHealth Interoperability Maturity Model https://www2.health.vic.gov.au/about/publications/policiesandguidelines/State-wide-eHealth-Interoperability-Maturity-Model; Victorian ICT Framework http://docs.health.vic.gov.au/docs/doc/Statewide-Health-ICT-Strategic-Framework
Wani, T., Mendoza, A., & Gray, K. 2019. BYOD in Hospitals-Security Issues and Mitigation Strategies. Proceedings of the Australasian Computer Science Week Multiconference, article 25:1–10. https://doi.org/10.1145/3290688.3290729
This subject provides advanced 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 Information Systems Informal specialisation Research specialisation Informal specialisation Professional specialisation
- 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: 12 November 2022