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Universities

We offer to work with Universities.

The Australian Government is committed to eHealth and is facilitating the transition of paper-based clinical record keeping to electronic means for better information exchange.

Well structured electronic health records (EHRs) are essential if we are to obtain a sustainable health system capable of providing safe and high quality healthcare whilst meeting all necessary health care demands.  In this scenario Universities offering any health professional program need to ensure that future graduates are well prepared to enable them to make the best possible use of available technologies and to contribute to future system development and implementation.

Health Informatics is interdisciplinary. As a consequence we have found that the Health Informatics discipline is not well suited to University infrastructures where Faculties focus on delivering education in well established traditional health, business and computer science disciplines to produce graduates for any of the health, business or IT professional occupations. There is an urgent need for Health Information Data Governance and Management improvements to better fit with today’s digital environment.

Curriculum Guidelines

We have the credentials to assist any University based curriculum committee to review existing or develop new curricula that incorporate the necessary content to ensure desired graduate HI competencies are achieved based on the Australian HI Educational Framework and International HI Education guidelines.
We are also available to develop and/or offer suitable e-Health courses for the inclusion into any University’s degree programs in a manner that meets their accreditation requirements.

European Credit Transfer System (ECTS)

We have adopted the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) for the purpose of allocating credits to many of the short courses and subjects offered. The ECTS is known to make teaching and learning more transparent and it facilitates the recognition of studies (formal, non-formal and informal). The system is used across Europe for credit transfer (student mobility) and credit accumulation (learning paths towards a degree). It also informs curriculum design and quality assurance. Key features are available by clicking here.
60 ECTS credits are attached to the workload of a full-time year of formal learning (academic year) and the associated learning outcomes. In most cases, student workload ranges from 1,500 to 1,800 hours for an academic year, whereby one credit corresponds to 25 to 30 hours of work. Many eHealth Education short courses offered have been allocated ECTS credits.

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