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Graduate Diploma in Health Technology Innovation

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Overview

If you are a health practitioner, engineer, IT professional, or scientist, the Graduate Diploma in Health Technology Innovation will equip you with the skills to deliver improved health outcomes for patients through the innovative use of health technologies.

This course, designed in conjunction with industry, will extend and update your knowledge in the growing area of health technology. It will involve working with a multidisciplinary group of professionals and clinicians to develop creative technology-based solutions to real healthcare issues. This graduate diploma will allow you to take advantage of exciting emerging opportunities in health technology and deliver meaningful improvements in healthcare delivery. You can take this course full time over one-and-a-half years or part time over three years. To accommodate your professional commitments, the Graduate Diploma in Health Technology Innovation offers flexible study options. You can complete various units of study in block/intensive mode, during the evening, online or through a combination of options. We offer some subjects as short courses throughout the year. Coursework you undertake in the Graduate Diploma in Health Technology Innovation can reduce the requirements for the Master of Health Technology Innovation.

Specialisations

Entry, fees, funding & how to apply

Depends on your qualification, citizenship status

The details on this page based on your selections are a guide only, and are subject to change.

Your fee

How to apply

What you'll study

Study plan for this course

Candidates for the Graduate Diploma in Health Technology Innovation complete 60 credit points, consisting of at least 12 credit points of core units of study, 12 credit points of specialist units of study, and up to 12 credit points of foundation units of study. Candidates select units which complement their prior background and qualifications.

Units of Study

Applying for honours

Admission requirement

To be eligible for admission, an applicant is required to have:

  • an Australian bachelor’s degree with a credit average (65 percent) in a quantitative* discipline or equivalent qualification or
  • an Australian bachelor's degree  with a credit (65 percent) average or equivalent qualification.

Where an applicant does not have a credit average, relevant work experience and achievement in  health technology may be considered. 

For qualifications awarded outside Australia, equivalencies and entry requirements are determined based on the country, institution and qualification.

 

Option to combine with

Professional accreditation

Career pathways & prospects

Graduate opportunities

Graduates of the Graduate Diploma in Health Technology Innovation will be IT specialists within the Health and Medical fields who possess an excellent combination of knowledge and practical, hands-on expertise to influence and reinforce health-related organisations� technology infrastructure and to support the people who use it. They will often be responsible for selecting and deploying software products appropriate for medical and health-related organisations. They may also be involved in creating and managing business applications, web sites, systems and the IT environment in the medical and allied health fields.

Career information for UAC

Domestic students

Indicative Postgraduate Student Contribution Amount


The student contribution amount for a Commonwealth Supported Place is an indication only of the amount payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). The exact student contribution that you pay will depend on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and the specific units of study in which you ultimately enrol. For further information about how to calculate your specific total student contribution, please refer to the University's Tuition Fees website.

Annual review and fee increases


Importantly, student contribution amounts are subject to annual review by the University, and will increase each year of your period of study (subject to a Commonwealth specified cap), effective at the start of each calendar year.

Indicative Postgraduate Domestic Tuition Fee


The tuition fee for a domestic postgraduate student is an indication only of the fees payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). Depending on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and if your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL, your tuition fee will differ from the indicative amount.

Annual review and fee increase


Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review by the University, and will increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental costs


For some courses there are incidental costs additional to the student contribution and/or course fee. Some of these incidental costs are significant, for example, course-specific materials, tools, protected clothing and equipment. Further information about these costs is available from https://sydney.edu.au/students/materials-and-equipment.html.

Credit card surcharge


Please note that a surcharge of 0.8% will apply for payments made by Visa, MasterCard or American Express. The surcharge is subject to review and may change. Information about payment methods and the surcharge is set out at: http://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/fees-and-loans/paying-your-fees.html.

Potential for inaccuracy


Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about fees.

International students

Indicative International Tuition Fees for Postgraduate Students


The tuition fee for international postgraduate students is an indication only of the fees payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). Depending on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and if your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL, your tuition fee will differ from the indicative amount.

Annual review and fee increases


Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review, and will increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental costs and health insurance


For some courses there are incidental costs additional to the tuition fees. Some of these incidental costs are significant, for example, course-specific materials, tools, protected clothing, and equipment. Further information about these costs is available from https://sydney.edu.au/students/materials-and-equipment.html. In addition to the fees indicated here for the course of study, International Students studying on an Australian Student Visa must have appropriate health insurance for the duration of their studies on a Student Visa through an approved provider of the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) scheme. This is a requirement of the Australian Government, unless otherwise exempted by the Government.

Credit card surcharge


Please note that a surcharge of 0.8% will apply for payments made by Visa, MasterCard or American Express. The surcharge is subject to review and may change. Information about payment methods and the surcharge is set out at: http://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/fees-and-loans/paying-your-fees.html.

Potential for inaccuracy


Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about fees.

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