Short Course: Applied Learning Healthcare Systems

Apply for a place in our short course pilot, Applied Learning Healthcare Systems. We're training the future champions of digital transformation of the health system.

Do you want to learn to use health data to inform clinical practice and to design and validate digital health-enabled models of care?

The Centre for Digital Transformation of Health (DT4Health) is offering selected enrolment in an online pilot of a short course on creating a digital health-enabled Learning Healthcare System.

This is the first course offering from the Centre's Learning Health Systems Academy,  which will offer a suite of  professional development programs aimed at supporting you, your organisation and ultimately the health sector, to  develop and implement digital health innovations to improve clinical decision making and healthcare quality.

Centre for Digital Transformation of Health Learning Healthcare Systems Academy

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What will I learn?

You will gain the fundamental knowledge and skills in clinical informatics and digital health
that you need to apply the Learning Healthcare System approach to system improvement.

Data to Knowledge | Knowledge to Practice | Practice to Data

  • gain hands-on experience working through the phases of a Learning Healthcare System
  • step through a scenario of improving diabetes management
  • use real healthcare data to improve clinical practice
  • design and build components of a remote monitoring system
  • measure whether digital health innovations actually work
  • create an implementation and evaluation plan


You will need a strong interest in the topic, commitment to complete the course and engage in real-time sessions.
No programming experience or healthcare expertise required. You agree to take part in evaluation of this pilot, so that we can use the learnings to tailor future programs to meet health sector needs.

What is a digital health-enabled Learning Healthcare System?

The Learning Health System (LHS) approach aims to streamline improvements to individual and population health by bridging the evidence-to- practice gap. Patients and clinicians collaboratively build evidence,  and apply it for innovation, quality, safety, and value in health care.

Key features of an LHS

  • use data to generate new knowledge (Data to Knowledge)
  • use knowledge to inform practice (Knowledge to Practice)
  • change practice to measurably transform services and outcomes (Practice to Data).

Foundations of an LHS are research methodologies in health informatics, health systems, and health services, which together can drive the digital transformation of a healthcare system.

Who is leading this course?

Centre for DigitalTransformation of Health faculty are interdisciplinary experts in leading and facilitating learning.

Data to Knowledge
Knowledge to Practice
Practice to Data

Time commitment

Fully online, weekly sessions from 4 October to 13 December 2021, with a weekly commitment of:

  • 4-6 hours of self-paced learning
  • online sessions in real time of 2 1⁄2 hours for group work, facilitated by teaching staff and tutors from 6:30-8:45pm, Tuesday evenings
  • participation in a moderated online discussion forum to share collective knowledge

What will I get at the end?

You will receive a Certificate of Completion from the Centre for Digital Transformation of Health, at The University of Melbourne.


The course fee of $1500 will be waived for up to 35 participants.


To register your interest, fill out the form.


Dr Dawn Choo
Academic Coordinator


By 10 September 2021

Am I in?

If you're accepted, you'll be notified by 17 September 2021

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Dawn Choo