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DIGH701 Principles of Digital Health and Informatics

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Advanced study of the strategies and frameworks that support the development and safe application of digital and information systems technology in healthcare.

Paper title Principles of Digital Health and Informatics
Paper code DIGH701
Subject Digital Health
EFTS 0.2500
Points 30 points
Teaching period Semester 1 (Distance learning)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $2,889.00
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $10,674.00

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HEIN 701, HEIN 702


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Course outline

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Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Critical thinking, Ethics.
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Learning Outcomes
  1. Critically appraise Digital Health strategic goals (national and global) and articulate how digital technologies help address key public health priorities.
  2. Identify and demonstrate an understanding of the frameworks and key principles in place to guide the development of digital health and technology in the health sector
  3. Explain the foundational concepts in healthcare information technology; software, messaging standards, reference sets etc
  4. Consider the uses for the range of data and terminologies used in the health sector, acquisition, management, storage and governance
  5. Assess the ethical issues and risks associated with the application and use of digital and information technology and their mitigation

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Semester 1

Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
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