Graduate Diploma in Digital Health

  • Effective from: 2020
  • Approved Abbreviation: GradDipDigitalHlth
  • Western Sydney University Program Code: 4778
  • AQF Level: 8

This program applies to students who commenced in 2020 or later. 

Students should follow the program structure for the session start date relevant to the year they commenced.

The Graduate Diploma in Digital Health provides students with an opportunity to develop advanced skills in healthcare data environments, healthcare software and systems and explore how to integrate ICT innovations to deliver effective, sustainable, safe and efficient multidisciplinary patient-centred healthcare. It provides an entry point to the Master of Health Science (Digital Health) for those who wish to continue on their professional development journey with further studies.

Study Mode

One year full-time or two years part-time.

Program Advice

Program advice 

Students should follow the program structure for the session start date relevant to the year they commenced.

Location

Campus Attendance Mode Advice
Online Full Time Online See above
Online Part Time Online See above
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Full Time Internal See above
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Part Time Internal See above

Admission

An undergraduate or higher degree in a relevant health-related discipline

Or

A graduate diploma or graduate certificate in any discipline and two years full-time equivalent work experience in a relevant health-related discipline.

Applicants seeking admission on the basis of work experience must support their application with a Statement of Service for all work experience listed on the application. 

Statement of Service form

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas may be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) or directly through the Western Portal. Use the links below to apply via UAC or Western Sydney University. Applications made directly to Western Sydney do not have an application fee.

http://www.uac.edu.au/
https://westernsydney.uac.edu.au/ws/

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

http://www.uac.edu.au/

All other International applicants must apply directly to the University via the International Office.  

International students applying to the University through the International Office can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their website.

International Office

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

Program Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 80 credit points which include the subjects listed in the recommended sequence below.

Students must complete the following subjects

Subject Title Credit Points
Required Programs
PUBH 7016Introduction to Epidemiology10
PUBH 7033The Social Determinants of Health10
PUBH 7031Health Systems and Policy10
HLTH 7025Healthcare Data for Decision-Making10
Focus Subjects:
PUBH 7032Patient-centred digital healthcare10
INFS 7001Advanced Healthcare Data Environments10
INFS 7002Advanced Healthcare Software and Systems10
PUBH 7029Digital Health Management10
Total Credit Points80

Further information on recommended progression is available on the Postgraduate Health Science progression page.

Postgraduate Public Health Progression