Master of Digital Health From La Trobe University

Program Overview

Digital innovation is transforming our lives. Finance, manufacturing, retail and automotive industries have been revolutionised by artificial intelligence, big data and the Internet of Things - healthcare is next. Electronic health records, real-time data harvesting, wearable devices and mHealth apps are just some of the new digital health technologies driving improvements to strained healthcare systems.

Demand for professionals who can design, develop, implement and manage leading digital health technologies and innovations is booming. La Trobe's Master of Digital Health was developed to give you the specialised knowledge and skills to meet this demand.

Choose from a broad range of electives or build specialised knowledge in key technical areas such as health technopreneurship and data analytics. Then put your knowledge into practice when you complete a digital health-focused project addressing a healthcare need or opportunity.

You'll learn:
 

  • Medical informatics and virtual health
    • Explore the design, development, adoption and application of digital health innovations and how they're used to provide healthcare that is accessible, affordable and effective.
  • Big Data in health and the Internet of Medical Things
    • Gain an understanding of the Big Data landscape in health and explore how it can be applied in real-world applications and the Internet of Medical Things.
  • Future of digital health
    • Examine the applications of current and upcoming digital health innovations along with the impact on roles and responsibilities of healthcare professionals, patients and technical specialists.
  • Health communication in the digital age
    • Discover how digital platforms can be powerful tools for quick and effective health communication and develop fundamental skills to communicate strategically and effectively in the digital age.


Studies will primarily be conducted at the Melbourne (Bundoora) campus, with some of the curriculum being delivered at the City Campus as well as online.

The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 9.

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  Location

MelbourneAustralia

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  Course Duration

24 Months

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  Tuition Fee

AU$ 36,600

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IELTS: 6.5 TOEFL: 79

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Year 1 requires the completion of 120 credit points including:
 

  • 90 credit points from chosen Core
  • 30 credit points from chosen Core choice


Core subjects
 

  • Academic Integrity Module
  • Big Data And The Internet Of Medical Things
  • Communicating Digital Health
  • Database Fundamentals
  • Epidemiology And Biostatistics
  • Introduction To Programming
  • Trends In Digital Health


Year 2

Year 2 requires the completion of 120 credit points  including:
 

  • 45 credit points from chosen Core choice
  • 60 credit points from chosen Core choice - Specialisation
  • 15 credit points from chosen Electives


Core subjects
 

  • Academic Integrity Module
  • Big Data And The Internet Of Medical Things
  • Communicating Digital Health
  • Database Fundamentals
  • Epidemiology And Biostatistics
  • Introduction To Programming
  • Trends In Digital Health

Prerequisites

Successful completion of an Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent).

WAM - Weighted Average Mark (WAM) 65% or above.

Selection criteria
 

  • The University will access your official transcript upon application.


Note: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.

English language requirement
6.5 IELTS (Academic) with no individual band less than 6.0.

Annual tuition fee
A$36 600 per 120 credit points.

Note: 120 credit points represents full-time study for one year.

As the healthcare system becomes increasingly digitally enabled, future professionals will require additional skills to practise at the interface of healthcare and digital technologies. This trend also creates new career opportunities; possible options include:
 

  • Healthcare analytics professional
  • Digital health transformation manager
  • Digital health technopreneur
  • Digital health researcher

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