Digital Health Foundations

HEA10004 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students

Contact hours

  • 36 hours

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

2023 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 1

27 Feb 23 - 28 May 23

4 Jul 23

Last self enrolment:
12 Mar 23

31 Mar 23

Last withdraw without fail:
14 Apr 23

Aims and objectives

This unit introduces students to the changing world of health and health care in the context of the growing impact of information-communication technology (ICT). Students will familiarise themselves with various technologies that support working in digital health as a professional, as well as explore the digital health ecosystem supporting the health consumer’s journey. They will learn the importance of being critical about the role and impact of technology in health and appreciate the importance of applying evidence to evaluate the effectiveness of digital health endeavours. Technology’s role is also considered at the level of health professionals, and other stakeholders

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Describe and discuss contemporary models of healthcare in the digital age
2. Describe key components of the digital health ecosystem and technology landscape
3. Use technology to prepare and collate submissions of key learnings around the role and impact of digital health
4. Analyse evidence for a digitally enabled health system and defend a stance for its role and impact
5. Critically reflect and report on how health technology impacts personal health behaviours, supported by different sources of evidence