Highlights

  • Become a leader in the implementation, adoption, and meaningful use of digital health systems.
  • Develop professional knowledge, skills, and values to initiate, evaluate, communicate, and lead the culturally safe use of digital health systems.
  • Study part-time over one year (two units per semester) or flexible part-time over two years (one unit per semester).
  • Gain credit towards the Master of Health Management (PU84) or the Graduate Diploma of Health Management (PU63) on the successful completion of this course.

Highlights

  • Become a leader in the implementation, adoption, and meaningful use of digital health systems.
  • Develop professional knowledge, skills, and values to initiate, evaluate, communicate, and lead the culturally safe use of digital health systems.
  • Study part-time over one year (two units per semester) or flexible part-time over two years (one unit per semester).
  • Gain credit towards the Master of Health Management (PU84) or the Graduate Diploma of Health Management (PU63) on the successful completion of this course.

Study this course anywhere, anytime.

You don't have to leave home to go to university. This course is one of the many QUT degrees you can study online.

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Why choose this course?

Health services worldwide are experiencing large scale digital transformation for delivery of care and the demand for digital health expertise has increased as the health technology landscape evolves.

The Graduate Certificate in Digital Health Leadership and Management responds to the current and anticipated demand for a skilled and professional workforce to provide leadership in the implementation, adoption, and meaningful use of digital health systems.

It is expected that there will be an increased need for qualified digital health professionals, particularly in the specialisations of medical software, health informatics, records and practice management, data analytics, and consumer technology. 

Graduates of this course will employ high-level leadership and management skills to build the operational and strategic vision to affect change and achieve safe patient care outcomes in managing the operational needs of health service organisations.

Learn from the best

Our academics are highly regarded industry professionals and researchers in the digital health space.

You will be exposed to a range of professional contexts through guest lectures from industry partners such as Metro North Hospital and Health Service and other work-based, real-world learning opportunities.

You will also be provided with a range of opportunities to develop and extend your professional networks and employability.

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What to expect

The Graduate Certificate in Digital Health Leadership and Management aims to provide essential knowledge and applied skills relating to digital health in the context of clinical practice. The course is designed for people working in or planning to work in the health sector, who aspire to management and leadership roles in this rapidly expanding aspect of healthcare.

As a graduate of this course you will:

  • apply high-level leadership, formulate strategic vision to affect technological change, and leverage digital data to drive improved patient care outcomes for their health service organisations.
  • gain future-focused skills, knowledge, and values that are immediately applicable and transferable across a variety of health service delivery contexts.
  • implement the professional knowledge, skills, and values to initiate, evaluate, communicate, and lead culturally safe use of digital health systems, with the capacity to engage in intra-professional and inter-professional collaboration.
  • be enabled to lead and manage clinical informatics initiatives to inform improved decision making.
  • develop an appreciation of the complex, diverse, and challenging nature of digital health management across the broad spectrum of health service delivery.
  • be equipped with professional knowledge, skills, and values to engage in evidence-based, ethical, and responsible professional practice.
  • build capacity and capability to respond to the changing needs of Australasian health systems and beyond, associated with complex information technology ecosystems.

Flexible delivery

This graduate certificate may be completed part-time over one year (two units per semester) or flexible part-time over two years (one unit per semester).

The course has been designed for mixed mode delivery and will be simultaneously offered face-to-face and online to meet individual student learning needs.

You will be empowered to engage in learning anywhere, anytime with resources and activities that will be accessible not just during class but also online.

Careers and outcomes

Careers and outcomes

As a graduate of this course, you will have a range of employment options in both the public and private sectors and an opportunity to make an important contribution to the future of health services nationally and internationally.

Employment options include, but are not limited, to:

  • Digital Health Coordinator
  • Health Data Analyst
  • Project Manager (Digital Health)
  • Business Analyst (Digital Health)
  • Implementation Specialist (Digital Health)
  • Director of Business Intelligence/Analytics
  • Clinical Informatics Specialist
  • Clinical Lead (Digital Health)
  • Business Process Manager

Details and units

Requirements

Course code
PU70
Delivery
  • Online
  • Kelvin Grove
Duration
1 years part-time
Entry
February
Entry

A completed bachelor degree (or higher qualification) in any discipline; or

A completed diploma with at least three (3) years professional exprience including at least one year in a supervisory or leadership role; or

Current registration within your field of practice with a nationally recognised professional body and at least three (3) years professional work experience; or  

A minimum seven (7) years professional work experience in a supervisory role or leadership position if your field of practise does not have a nationally recognised professional body.

Minimum English language requirements

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide on meeting QUT’s English language requirements.

Your scores and prior qualifications in English-speaking countries are considered. Approved English-speaking countries are Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa, United States of America and Wales.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

We accept English language proficiency scores from the following tests.

English Test Overall Listening Reading Writing Speaking
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
58 50 50 50 50
Cambridge English Score
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement. You must provide your Candidate ID and Candidate Secret Number, these are printed on your Cambridge English Confirmation of Entry.
176 169 169 169 169
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
6.5 6 6 6 6
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
79 16 16 21 18

Don't have the English language score you need? We can help!

We offer English language programs to improve your English and help you gain entry to this course.

When you apply for this course, we will recommend which English course you should enrol in.

Haven't completed an English language test? We can help!

If you have not completed an English language test, you can sit the IELTS test at our IELTS test centre

Fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually, and they may be subject to increases.

2021 fees

2021: $11,900 per year full-time (48 credit points)

2021 fees

2021: $16,800 per year full-time (48 credit points)

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

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Scholarships

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