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Overview

In response to COVID-19, the University of Sydney has reviewed the availability of courses to be delivered remotely for students commencing their studies in Semester 1, 2021.

This course will be available to study remotely for students commencing in Semester 1, 2021. Please note that some units of study that are not essential to completing the degree may not be available to be studied remotely.

Note: The University intends to offer as many units of study as possible in a remote as well as face-to-face learning method of delivery in Semester 1, 2021 and subject to ongoing border closures and public health orders impacting attendance on campus, in Semester 2, 2021. However, some units of study and courses require students to study in-person at the relevant University of Sydney campus/es and host locations for placements and will not be available remotely. 

About this course

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.

Subject areas

This course does not have a specialisation or major.

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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 entry requirements

English language proficiency

Find out if you need to prove English language proficiency (depends on your country of origin and educational background).

For academic requirements check the ‘Admission requirements’ section on this page.

Your fee

How to apply

You can apply online via the application portal. When you are ready to apply, select the ‘Apply’ button on this course page. Visit the How to apply page for other important information. 

Standard closing dates:

Semester 1 - 11 February of the commencing year
Semester 2 - 15 July of the commencing year

We strongly encourage applicants to apply as early as possible, offers are made on a rolling basis and places are limited. Separate scholarship deadlines apply - check the scholarships website for details.

Starting date

Semester 1 (March) and Semester 2 (August)

You can apply online via the application portal. When you are ready to apply, select the ‘Apply’ button on this course page. Visit the How to apply page for other important information. 

Standard closing dates:

Semester 1 - 31 January of the commencing year
Semester 2 - 30 June of the commencing year

We strongly encourage international applicants to apply as early as possible to allow time for visa and travel arrangements. Separate scholarship deadlines may apply - check the scholarships website for details.

Starting date

Semester 1 (March) and Semester 2 (August)

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

Admission criteria

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.

 

Career Pathways

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 organisation's 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.

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