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Principles of Healthcare Digitalisation
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This unit exposes students to the fit between individuals, tasks and technology, commencing with the healthcare digitisation landscape and concluding with approaches to implementation. The unit will highlight the need for the user to be the continuous focal point during the design of any digital health application and for the design process to be iterative.

Students will also be introduced to common systems deployed in the primary health, community health and acute care services. Lastly, the planning and design phases of healthcare digitisation required to successfully implement a digital health application will be outlined.

Principles of Healthcare Digitalisation
Unit of study code 322
Availability Graduate Certificate in Digital Health

GC single unit of study

Pre-requisite 321 – Understanding Data in Healthcare
Credit points 6
Hours of study 150
Fee* Tier 2
Prescribed texts Sipes, C. (2019). Application of nursing informatics, competencies, skills, decision making. Springer.

Nelson, R., & Staggers, N. (2017). Health informatics: an interprofessional approach (2nd ed.). Elsevier.

Co-ordinated by Ross Pancho
Content Intended learning outcomes for this subject/program

After completing this subject, the learner will be able to:-

Assessment Tasks
Type of assessment

Note the completed assessment item (e.g. Assessment 1: Online discussion)


(% of total marks)

When assessed – academic week

(e.g. Week 8)

Theme 1: Healthcare digitalisation landscape a) appraise the digital maturity of the
healthcare ecosystem
Assessment 1: Online discussion x1 5% 2
Theme 2: Planning for healthcare digitalisation b) analyse the major principles of digitisation planning within the healthcare environment Assessment 2: Reflective essay 25% 4
Theme 3: Principles of healthcare digitalisation design c) discuss the principles of user-centric design Assessment 3: Essay 30% 6
Theme 4: Principles of healthcare digitalisation implementation d) determine challenges and relevant solutions for designing digital health applications in complex healthcare systems Assessment 4: Briefing paper 40% 10
e) justify the major approaches to digitisation implementation within the healthcare

Principles of Healthcare Digitalisation (322) is a Tier 2 unit.

Tiers2023 Member price (10% discount)2023 Non-member price2024 Member price (10% discount)2024 Non-member price
Tier 1$2,196.00$2,440.00$2,310.00$2,565.00
Tier 2$2,506.50$2,785.00$2,630.00$2,925.00
Tier 3$2,947.50$3,275.00$3,095.00$3,440.00
Tier 4$3,523.50$3,915.00$3,700.00$4,110.00

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