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Certificate in eHealth GMIT Mayo Campus

Certificate in eHealth (SPA)

Special Purpose Award (Level 8)

Why Study?: 

This course, developed jointly between GMIT and the Irish Computer Society, aims to familiarise students with the core values of the eHealth Ireland strategy:

  • Patient wellbeing
  • Efficiency
  • Data availability

The course will provide an explanation of the technologies and data standards which will underpin the eHealth strategy, enabling graduates to play a proactive role in the implementation of the eHealth strategy in their own health care setting. The course is delivered in two 5 credit modules:

  • eHealth Strategy and Data
  • eHealth Systems and Implementation.

For further information on studying eHealth at GMIT Mayo, check out our flyer here

Programme Modules: 

This one semester course is delivered over 78 hours in an online format through a combination of traditional in class lecturing and online modes.

The module learning outcomes are as follows:

  • Distinguish between data, information, knowledge and business/process intelligence in a healthcare environment.
  • Identify Primary and Secondary data sources in Healthcare and how they can be utilised and presented.
  • Relate data collection activities to data definitions and coding standards for disease classifications, diagnosis and interventions.
  • Assess Governance, Security and Ethics considerations around eHealth data.
  • Identify Global, EU, and National eHealth strategies and assess their implications.
  • Assess the implications for initiatives such as the IHI, EPR, EHR, eReferrals, and ePharmacy or other ongoing or proposed eHealth initiatives in a healthcare setting.
  • Identify and explain the components of an electronic information system.
  • Examine the requirements and components of an eHealth Ecosystem.
  • Explain the importance of Cloud and Mobile technologies in eHealth systems.
  • Critically analyse the process of change management in a healthcare environment.
  • Identify and explain project management roles, and utilise project management techniques to facilitate eHealth implementations.

Entry Requirements: 

This course has been developed for people already working in these fields:

  • Nursing
  • Midwifery
  • Medical
  • Social Care
  • Healthcare Administration personnel

Candidates must meet the minimum requirements for entry to a level 8 course in line with GMIT admissions policy.

Other Essential Information: 

Duration:  13 Weeks (78 Hours)

There are expected to be two intakes for this programme, September and January of each year.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 14th May for September intake, and 17th December 2021 for January 2022 intake.

  • Next intake for this programme is September 2021.
  • Closing date for receipt of completed applications is 5pm on Friday, 14th May 2021.
  • Programme commencement date is TBC (Online Induction).


Online applications open on 6th April 2021 for September commencement

How to Apply

***Applications can be made online at, using application type L8***. 

This user guide contains step by step instructions on how to create and submit an online application.

If you have any queries, please email















Current fees are listed on our Fees Page

Discipline: Nursing and Social Care

Location: Mayo

NFQ Level: 8

Category: Part-time Accredited


Brian Mulhern 

Richard Holmes


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