Applications of Digital Health Solutions in Rural Healthcare
Harness current and emerging technology to improve patient-centred care in rural healthcare settings.
Informed by world-class research1 and nursing subjects ranked in the world’s top 100,2 our flexible microcredential builds applied digital health skills that you’ll use in everyday practice, while giving you credit towards La Trobe’s Graduate Diploma of Rural Nursing Practice.3
|Date/s||From 18 September 2023|
|Duration||Up to 40 hours, including assessment|
|Prerequisite/s||Current registration with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). See below for extra requirements.|
|Assessment||Portfolio of Practice - 2,500 words (100%)|
|Credit points||5 credit points3|
|Certification||Certification of completion and digital credential|
|Fee/s||$850 inc. GST (full price) |
$495 inc. GST (subsidised price)
|Registrations close||22 October 2023|
If you’re looking for a quick and flexible online course to advance your or your staff’s digital health literacy, Applications of Digital Health Solutions in Rural Healthcare equips nurses, healthcare decision-makers and other health professionals with the skills to harness current and emerging technology to improve patient-centred care and health outcomes in rural healthcare settings.
By completing this microcredential, you will:
- learn how to use digital health solutions in the planning, implementation and evaluation of care in comparison to traditional care-giving models
- know how to successfully consult on, design, implement and evaluate digital health solutions in a variety of contexts.
- simulate practical applications of digital health tools including electronic health records, clinical decision support (CDS) systems, mobile apps, wearable technologies, telehealth, the internet of medical things (IoMT), artificial intelligence and big data
- understand ethical principles of data sharing and your responsibilities in the digitally enabled healthcare system.
This short course can be paired with Introduction to Digital Health for Rural Healthcare Professionals to earn 15 credit points towards La Trobe’s Graduate Diploma of Rural Nursing Practice. It is also one of five microcredentials that make up La Trobe’s Professional Certificate of Rural Nursing Practice, that can earn 30 credit points towards the Graduate Diploma.
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.
After completing this microcredential, you will be able to:
- assess the people, systems and process challenges impacting implementation of digital health in Australian rural health care settings
- evaluate strategies to improve confidence and skills in providing care and support using digital health, artificial intelligence (AI) applications and telehealth.
- Understanding Digital Health in the Rural Context
- Digital Health in Rural Practice (Skills Development)
- Portfolio of Practice - 2,500 words, graded A-F (100%)
- Broadband internet access and an active email address that can be accessed at home during study periods.
- Students must have basic computer literacy skills (e.g. Word or other word processing software).
T: 1300 135 045
- Australian Research Council, 2019, Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) Outcomes 2018
- Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), 2023, QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023: Nursing
- 5 credit points: Must be completed with Introduction to Digital Health for Rural Healthcare Professionals (10 credit points) to receive advanced standing towards the Graduate Diploma of Rural Nursing Practice, subject to meeting all other entry requirements.