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A partnership between Monash University and Siemens Healthineers.

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Why study Digital Health?

Now more than ever, technology drives innovation in health.

How do we translate electronic patient data into meaningful insights? What digital biomarkers can we track with wearables? Why does some medtech thrive, while others fail?

Introduction to Digital Health is a fully-online credential exploring the intersection between health and technology. You’ll be kept up-to-date with the latest technology and digital trends in healthcare, and discover how to apply them in your workplace. It’s designed specifically for clinicians, allied health practitioners, technicians or those working in professional roles within the health sector.

We’ve collaborated with Siemens Healthineers, leaders in medical technology, to create this module. You’ll benefit from Siemens Healthineers’ global expertise in digitising healthcare, combined with the quality and recognition of a Monash qualification.

Whether you’re looking to upskill, retrain or take your career in a new direction, this unit will give you the skills and knowledge to harness new and emerging technology to improve health outcomes.

  • Advance your career

    Set yourself apart from the pack with your new qualification.

  • Benefit from industry experts

    We've collaborated with Siemens Healthineers, who are at the forefront of healthcare digitisation, to create this module.

  • Update your knowledge

    Stay across emerging technologies in healthcare, as well as best practice within your industry.

  • 100% online

    Learn through readings, video, webinars and online discussion forums – accessible at your own pace each week.

  • Accelerate your learning

    Use your credit from the assessed version of this unit towards a Monash graduate qualification.

  • Top 100-ranked University

    Monash is internationally recognised for our excellence in clinical medicine and health.

What you'll learn

In this course, you will:

  • Differentiate between digital health, health informatics, e-health, data science and bioinformatics
  • Discuss the significance of health information and informatics in contemporary healthcare delivery.
  • Examine the significance and application of modern digital biomarkers for healthcare in the 21st century.
  • Explain the growing emphasis on patient engagement and empowerment in healthcare and describe the characteristics of an engaged e-Patient.
  • Contrast electronic health records, electronic medical records, patient health records, clinical information and clinical decision support systems and describe the different ways they can be used to improve individual and population health.
  • Evaluate the future of digital health and clinical informatics - from big data and data visualisation to augmented intelligence systems to using digital health technology to advance clinical and healthcare practice.

Unit structure and assessment

Section 1: Starts 6 September 2021

  • Topic 1: Introduction to digital health
  • Topic 2: Digital biomarkers
  • Assessment 1 – Multiple choice quiz

Section 2: Starts 27 September 2021

  • Topic 3: Patient empowerment in digital health
  • Topic 4: EMR and digital health
  • Assessment 2 - Written report

Section 3: Starts 18 October  2021

  • Topic 5: Data, data science and artificial intelligence
  • Topic 6: Future directions for digital health
  • Assessment 3 - Case study

Each topic will take up to 12 hours of learning, depending on your prior knowledge.

The end user material in this course was developed by Professor Ian Rouse, leveraging the Monash University framework for the education of healthcare students around Digital Health, developed by Chris Bain - Professor of Digital Health

Progress your career

Technology is transforming our health system and services, and with this, roles in digital health, informatics and medtech are expected to grow. Being able to combine data, systems and technology to improve patient outcomes is critical, and there’s a demand for professionals with these skills and expertise.

Completing our Introduction to Digital Health unit is the perfect way to formalise your knowledge, and give you the credentials to take the next step in your career - whether that’s moving into a leadership position or taking on a specialist role.

By completing the assessed version of this credential, you’ll receive 6 credit points. You can choose to use these towards further study, getting you closer to a Monash graduate degree faster.

Our educators

Our expert teaching staff are leaders in health education and research, with connections to Victoria’s major health services and the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).

  • Professor Ian Rouse

    Ian Rouse is an Adjunct Professor in Monash’s School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine and brings over 20 years of international experience in senior management roles in industry, higher education, research and non-government organisations. His expertise spans global health, leadership and management, and information technology.

  • Professor Dragan Ilic

    Dragan Ilic is the Director of Learning and Teaching in Monash’s School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine and heads the Medical Education Research and Quality (MERQ) unit. His research focuses on medical and health professional education and has led a variety of public health and health services research projects.