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Deakin University

Fundamentals of Digital Health in Hospitals

Deakin University via FutureLearn Program


Expand your understanding of the potential for transformative impact of digital health on hospital administration and build your capacity to improve hospital digital information systems and technology solutions from a non-technical perspective.

In this microcredential, using real examples and interviews with industry experts, we will investigate the hospital digital health landscape and assess digital technologies and solutions.

We will critically explore concerns with digital health approaches, and consider implications of digital technologies for hospital administrators.

This microcredential is a pathway for Deakin’s MBA (Healthcare Management) and a number of other healthcare degrees. The microcredential includes three (3) assessment tasks including two case study analyses and a research report. Successful completion offers credit towards a qualification at postgraduate level.

Deakin University UK credit modules ECTS* US Credit 1 credit 15 credits 7.5 credits 4 hrs

*European Credit Transfer System

This microcredential meets the standards set by the Common Microcredential Framework.

This course is designed and delivered by Deakin’s School of Medicine.

Deakin’s School of Medicine is proud of its work-ready graduates who are able to respond to today’s challenges in clinical practice and management.

Our expert team of industry-based consultants and academic practitioners collaborate and leverage their global network to design and deliver this microcredential. The team will guide and share highly valuable insights enabling you to absorb knowledge and integrate it in practice as an effective administrator in the digital age.


Courses under this program:
Course 1: Digital health building blocks
-Explore the hospital digital health landscape, the characteristics and use of digital data.

Course 2: Patient Information Management
-Examine challenges of integrated hospital digital health systems and future trends including the shift to agile digital systems.

Course 3: Technologies for Hospital Digital Health
-Explore infrastructure and the benefits and challenges of emerging technologies in hospital contexts.

Course 4: Critical Success Factors
-Analyse key stakeholders and success factors for digital hospital implementation and adoption.

Course 5: Re-inventing Hospital Administration
-Critically reflect on hospital digital health, evolving work practices, skills and roles.

Taught by

Paul Cooper


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