Introduction to Digital Health for Rural Healthcare Professionals 

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Navigate the digital health ecosystem to improve patient-centre care

Gain skills and knowledge to understand the latest trends, technologies, and legal considerations in the digital health ecosystem with this microcredential.

$990.00

Key facts

Course category
Health and Medicine, Digital Health, Nursing and Midwifery, Nursing
Options
Option 1 Commences 1 February 2024
Complete by 15 August 2024
Self-paced with scheduled assessmentOnline (Live)
Duration
80 hours including assessment
Group Bookings
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Prerequisite/s
Current registration with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
Certification
Digital Credential

Why this course?

If you’re looking for a quick and flexible online course to advance your digital health literacy, this microcredential equips nurses, healthcare decision-makers and other health professionals with the skills to understand current and emerging technology to improve patient-centred care and health outcomes in rural healthcare settings.

 

Together with its companion course, 'Applications of Digital Health Solutions in Rural Healthcare' this microcredential can be stacked into a subject for potential advanced standing in the Graduate Diploma of Rural Healthcare Practice.  

 

The development of this course was funded by the Australian Commonwealth Government as part of the Microcredential Pilot program and in response to nursing care needs in rural health organisations as expressed by Bendigo Health, Echuca Regional Health and the Tasmanian Health Service. 

Why study a short course at La Trobe

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Course content

The development of this course was funded by the Australian Commonwealth Government as part of the Microcredential Pilot program, and in response to technological advancements in the health industry, demand for health care workers with digital literacy skills by rural health organisations including Bendigo Health, Echuca Regional Health and Tasmanian Health Service. 

Topics covered:

  • Introduction to Digital Health
  • Information privacy and security management
  • Digital Health strategy and policy formulation
  • Overview of Digital Health systems supporting rural health in Australia
  • Contemporary trends in Digital Health

On successful completion of this course, you will be awarded a digital credential and earn 10 credit points that can be accumulated with its partner course, 'Application of Digital Health Solutions in Rural Healthcare' (NRS4005), a core subject in the Graduate Diploma of Rural Nursing Practice. 

 

You’ll learn:

After completing this microcredential, you will have developed competent skills (equivalent to AQF level 8) and be able to :

  • Analyse the procedural, policy, legal, ethical, security and privacy requirements of nurses’ use of digital health
  • Evaluate the key consumer benefits and risks associated with digital health and critically analyse the use of digital health information including electronic health records
  • Review current digital health and telehealth guidelines and select appropriate supports to enhance culturally safe digital health and telehealth care.

These skills are with in alignment with the Australian Skills Classification ‘Health & Care' and 'Data Analytics and Databases' Skill Clusters; within the following clusters of specialist skills:     

  • Digital health policy 
  • Digital health technology 
  • Digital health security   
  • Digital health solutions 

 

Your study experience

This course is delivered fully online, so it easily fits in with your work and life commitments. Content is self-paced via La Trobe’s Learning Management System (LMS) and you’ll be supported via Zoom drop-in sessions, email correspondence and online forums with your educator.

The total expected time commitment for this course is up to 80 hours, including assessment.  

You must complete the course within 6 months from time of registration.

 

Assessment for this course includes:

  • Pitch proposal for a digital health solution (1500 words)
  • Reflective journal (1500 words) 

Frequently Asked Questions

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