La Trobe University

Graduate Certificate in Digital Health

La Trobe University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00115M

Advance your career in the digital transformation of healthcare. The world of healthcare has gone digital. Healthcare, information and computer sciences have revolutionised how services are delivered, illnesses are treated and prevented, and patients access their health information. Now more than ever, we need an empowered digital health workforce who can lead the future of healthcare in Australia and abroad. If you're passionate about improving healthcare through digital technologies, La Trobe's Graduate Certificate in Digital Health gives you the hands-on skills, knowledge and experience you need to advance your career in the digital health landscape. Designed in collaboration with industry to meet the evolving health needs of individuals and communities, you'll develop broad knowledge and essential skills in new and emerging areas of technology, computer science and health.


To qualify for the award of Graduate Certificate in Digital Health, students must complete 60 credit points consisting of: 60 core-choice credit points


  • First Year Subjects: Academic Integrity Module
  • Big Data and Health Analytics
  • Communicating Digital Health
  • Digital Health Design and Implementation
  • Epidemiology and Biostatistics
  • Strategic Digital Transformation of Health
  • Systems Thinking and Leadership
  • Trends in Digital Health
  • Virtual Care and the Internet of Medical Things

Standard entry requirements

  • Postgraduate: Prerequisites - Undergraduate requirements - Successful completion of an Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent).
  • International: IELTS - 6.5 < 6.0 (PG minimum) - 6.5 IELTS (Academic) with no individual band less than 6.0.
  • Note: This course may be subject to alternative or extra entry requirements depending on your life circumstances and/or work experience. For the complete entry requirements, please search for your course on the La Trobe website:

Further information

There is substantial evidence of a dearth of expertise in digital health throughout the health workforce. The range and practice of the contemporary technological features of this Graduate Certificate are designed to increase graduates' workforce effectiveness. You'll gain health data and digital health-related skills useful for the betterment of society, in terms of the smoother running of the health system and improved health outcomes. This Graduate Certificate provides students with a strong foundation in digital health that is grounded in database fundamentals and other key skills, combined with multi-disciplinary elective choices in database fundamentals, visual analytics, health information ethics and law, and health project management. This is an ideal introductory course in digital health for professionals working in the management and clinical areas of the health workforce and also offers students the choice of progressing into the Master of Healthcare Analytics.

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