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About

There's never been a better time to build new skills and follow your passion. Lead the digital transformation of healthcare with this Master of Digital Health at La Trobe University.

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Overview

The healthcare landscape is changing. Healthcare, information and computer sciences have combined to revolutionise how services are delivered, illnesses are treated and prevented, and patients can access their health information. Electronic health records, real-time data harvesting, wearable devices and mHealth apps are just some of the new digital health technologies driving improvements to healthcare systems. Yet to realise the promise of these new and emerging technologies, an empowered digital health workforce is needed to lead the future of healthcare both in Australia and abroad. There’s never been a better time to advance your career by developing an up-to-the-minute and in- demand digital health skillset.

If you're passionate about leading improvements across health and health care using digital technology, this Master of Digital Health  at La Trobe University  gives you the specialised skills to design, develop, implement and manage digital health technologies.

Designed in consultation with industry to meet the evolving health needs of individuals and communities, you'll develop advanced knowledge in new and emerging areas of digital health. This includes virtual and telehealth, the Internet of Medical Things, epidemiology and biostatistics, data analytics, social media and more. You'll explore the latest digital health technologies and their applications in healthcare, public health and health promotion. Examine both the benefits and risks of these technologies, as well as the various ethical and legal implications.

Career outcomes 

As the healthcare system becomes more digitally enabled, future professionals will require additional skills to practice at the interface of healthcare and digital technologies. This changing landscape will create new careers, including:

  • Digital health consultant
    • Identify and codesign strategic technological solutions to healthcare problems by engaging with a variety of stakeholders.
  • Digital health project or transformation manager
    • Manage and deliver digital health projects that facilitate an organisation's digital transformational journey.
  • Health data analytics professional
    • Analyse and evaluate health-related data to deliver optimal care management in a variety of healthcare settings.
  • Digital health technopreneur
    • Design, develop and/or market disruptive technological solutions in collaboration with healthcare partners and healthtech organisations.
  • Digital health researcher
    • Conduct cutting-edge research, and develop and implement new digital health solutions.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Big Data and the Internet of Medical Things
  • Communicating Digital Health
  • Trends in Digital Health 
  • Epidemiology and Biostatistics 
  • Systems Thinking and Leadership
  • Virtual and Telehealth 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

La Trobe University assesses applications on a rolling basis which means you can apply for the next upcoming intake or available future intakes.

Credits

240 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS code: 0101684 

Prerequisites

  • Successful completion of an Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent).
  • WAM - Weighted Average Mark (WAM) 65% or above.
English language requirement
  • 6.5 IELTS (Academic) with no individual band less than 6.0.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    36600 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 36600 AUD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    29800 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29800 AUD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Melbourne

1501 - 2659 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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