Study wherever you are, full time or part time
Delivered online, the course will suit full-time or part-time students who are seeking a qualification in this area but who cannot physically be in Dunedin or are unable to take leave from employment or other commitments.
Both programmes are taught fully online with the flexibility to attend class virtually and study from home. Live lectures allow you to engage with classmates and teachers in real time.
The Postgraduate Certificate in Digital Health (PGCertDigHeal) can normally be completed in a minimum of 12 months (in 2024 the PGCertDigHeal can be completed in a minimum of 6 months).
The Postgraduate Diploma in Digital Health (PGDipDigHeal) can normally be completed in a minimum of 12 months.
What the professionals have to say
Digital health is a key enabler of health systems transformation across the globe. Digital transformation focuses on improving health and wellness services, which considers the interactions between people, processes and technology.
With the explosion in digital health technologies like big data, AI/machine learning, telehealth and consumer engagement tools, there are many exciting career opportunities in digital health across the globe.
There is a global shortage of digital health expertise and there couldn't be a more exciting time to be at the forefront of health system transformation.
There is a wide range of opportunities in the public and private sectors including vendors, start-ups and consultancies.
Dr Will Reedy, Chief Executive Officer, Spark Health
I believe the role technology will play in health systems around the world will be transformative in the next 10 years.
Being able to understand emerging technologies that would help us address longstanding barriers to care and improve health outcomes will be one of the most important things you can do to ensure you are future proofing your career and making a meaningful impact.
Dr Angela Lim, Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder, Clearhead
Digital and data in health offer great career opportunities as we transform the system.
It will enable new ways of delivering services, empowering people and whānau to manage their own health and wellbeing, release time for our clinical workforce to focus on patients and be confident in their safety.
Data will change how we make decisions and enable early intervention that can lead to prevention of chronic illnesses and improved population health and wellbeing.
There are economic development opportunities by working with partners to export our successes.
Shayne Hunter, Deputy Director-General, Data and Digital, Ministry of Health New Zealand
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Applicants should be a graduate in a relevant field, or hold a relevant professional qualification requiring at least three years of full-time tertiary level study. Those with no degree but proven suitable experience in the healthcare sector will be considered.