Key Information

Delivery Online
Duration 4 hours
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About this course

Digital health is connecting millions of people to health services across all around the world. As technologies continue to advance, health services are constantly changing and evolving to meet the needs of health workers and consumers.

This course will provide you with an introduction to digital health and how technology is being used to support the safe delivery of health services. You will learn how digital technologies can support the collection and communication of health data and information. Other key topics in the course will also include an introduction to telehealth, digital health privacy, digital health security, and data analytics. Specific technologies are explored, including Australia’s My Health Record, mobile applications, and wearable technology.

Who should do this course?

This course is designed for anyone who wishes to understand more about the impact of digital technologies within the health sector. This course is particularly useful for health professionals who would like to learn more about current best practices for delivering health via digital technologies in responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.

How you will learn

This course is fully online and self-paced, allowing you to study when it’s convenient for you. As a general guide, we recommend allocating 4 hours of study time to complete this course. Learning content includes interactive activities, short videos, and reading resources to help guide your knowledge. There is a short quiz at the end of this course and all participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance. Your access to the learning material will also remain open for 6 months after registration.

What you will learn

  • Examine the foundational concepts of digital health that support health, including data and information, technology, governance, and policy.

  • Explain complex healthcare problems, at an abstract level, from a digital health perspective.

  • Determine the local, national and global impacts of digital health on complex healthcare environment.

  • Identify the social, political, environmental, and economic scenarios related to digital health.

Dr Kerryn Butler-Henderson

Dr Kerryn Butler-Henderson is the Associate Professor of Digital Health, where she oversees digital health curriculum integration across all health programs and provides leadership in the postgraduate eHealth program. She is internationally recognised for her research expertise in digital health workforce and capabilities, leading several funded research projects. Professionally, Kerryn holds several national and international positions, including President Elect of the International Federation of Health Information Management Associations and Director of the Australasian Institute of Digital Health.