Postgraduate study in Digital Health

What can you study in Digital Health?

You can study digital health as a specialisation in the Postgraduate Certificate in Health Sciences and the Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences. You can also complete individual digital health courses in the Master of Health Sciences, Master of Health Leadership, and Master of Public Health.

The topics covered include digital health in the New Zealand and international context, equity, health knowledge management, data ethics and analytics, and digital health development, implementation and evaluation.

Applicants will be graduates of health professional programmes or other relevant degrees, or those who have been able to demonstrate extensive practical, professional, or scholarly experience of an appropriate kind.


In the Digital Health specialisation, the core courses are:

  • DIGIHLTH 701: Principles of Digital Health
  • DIGIHLTH 702: Health Knowledge Management
  • DIGIHLTH 703: The New Zealand Health Data Landscape
  • DIGIHLTH 704: Healthcare Decision Support Systems
  • DIGIHLTH 705: Digital Health Design and Evaluation
  • DIGIHLTH 706: Health Data Analytics

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Where can postgraduate study in Digital Health take you?

There are many roles involved in running health organisations that require a digital health skill set. With advances in technology, there is a growing need for people who can apply their analysis, computing, information management and telecommunication skills to support the design, development, implementation and evaluation of information and healthcare information systems.

Jobs related to Digital Health

  • Chief Clinical Information Officer
  • Chief Nurse Information Officer
  • Data Scientist
  • Business Analyst
  • Business Intelligence Officer
  • Knowledge Advisor
  • Project Manager
  • Software Developer
  • Digital Health Advisor
  • Digital Health Evaluator
  • Public Health Informatician