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Certificate in eHealth

13 week online/blended course with a 1-day classroom session in GMIT Mayo Campus - 10 Credit, Level 8 Special Purpose Award (SPA)

Why Study?: 

“Healthcare, with its increasing reliance on technology, has a requirement for professional personnel to take advantage of technological innovations that improve patient outcomes...” (eHAction Declaration 2018)

In addition to raising critical awareness of the impact of digital technologies on all areas of health care, students will be exposed to opportunities for further research in applied eHealth systems, eHealth data and eHealth practices.

GMIT is committed to providing “e-Skills for Professionals” through supporting the eHAction Declaration.

The online flexible/blended programme delivery method with a 1-day classroom session in GMIT Mayo Campus allows students from across Ireland unique access to continuous professional development in the area of eHealth at NFQ level 8.

This programme offers continuous professional development opportunities for clinicians and health care staff wishing to gain insight with a view to proactively supporting the eHealth initiative.

Programme Modules: 

The programme consists of two 5 credit modules as follows:


1. eHealth Strategy and Data (5 Credits)

This module is designed to enable students to develop a critical understanding of the concepts, strategies, and data standards, which will drive the eHealth initiative in Ireland.

The module explores topics such as data management and governance, standards; legal and ethical issues around private and shared patient data; coding systems for disease classification, diagnosis and interventions; and government policy initiatives namely, the Individual Health Identifier, and the Electronic Health Record.


2. eHealth Systems and Implementation (5 Credits)

This module introduces students to the technology of eHealth Systems, and the project management techniques used in implementing these systems.

The generic components of an electronic information system are examined in terms of client-server and web-based computing models.

This module explores topics such as cloud and mobile technologies, eHealth ecosystems, change management, and eHealth implementations.

As the programme progresses, there is the caveat that there may be modifications due to developments in technology, systems implementations, and change management policies.

Learning Outcomes: 

1. Identify and explain the components of an electronic information system.
2. Examine the requirements and components of an eHealth Ecosystem.
3. Explain the importance of Cloud and Mobile technologies in eHealth systems.
4. Critically analyse the process of change management in a healthcare environment.
5. Identify and explain project management roles, and utilise project management techniques to facilitate eHealth implementations.


  1. Electronic Information Systems – 30%
  2. Ehealth Ecosystems - 10%
  3. Cloud and Mobile eHealth Technologies - 20%
  4. Change Management in Health Care Environments. - 15%
  5. ICT Project Management - 25%

Other Essential Information: 

The programme is delivered over 13 consecutive weeks in a blended/online format.

In this mode, student engagement will be primarily through the GMIT online learning environment where the content will be delivered through online video/slide presentations, documents, two-way discussions/tutorials and interactive practicals.

The programme includes a 1 day in-house workshop/guest lecture series where students can engage directly with practitioners who are currently involved with specific eHealth project implementations

We expect to have two intakes for this programme, in September and January of each year.

Closing date for receipt of applications:

•  September intake - 31st July
•  January intake - 20th December


The next intake for this programme is January/February 2020.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 20th December 2019.

Programme commencement date is the week beginning 3rd February 2020.


How to Apply

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Discipline: Nursing and Social Care

Programme Code: 

INFO 08021

Location: Mayo

NFQ Level: 8

Category: Part-time Accredited


Apply using the GMIT Mayo Lifelong Learning Application Form (PDF, 564KB)


For further information on the programme contact:

Brian Mulhern
Lecturer in Computing
Tel: 094 9043147


Richard Holmes
Lecturer in Nursing and Health Sciences
Tel: 094 9043196

Places: 24

Programme Duration: 15 Weeks