The Centre for Online Health offers both undergraduate and higher research study opportunities. Use the following tabs to learn more about the undergraduate HLTH2000 elective, and the higher degree MPhil and PhD options.

Aerial view of the University of Queensland St Lucia campusThe Centre for Online Health teaches into the following electives:

Understanding Digital Health (HLTH2000)

Explore the cutting-edge modern innovations in healthcare in this thrilling course! Uncover an array of digital technologies and applications that are shaping the future of health while tackling the crucial challenges of integrating these advancements into clinical practice. Discover how technology can revolutionize patient-centred care and ensure equitable access to healthcare worldwide. 

Introduction to Clinical Telehealth (HLTH2001)

Embark on an exciting journey into the world of telehealth, a global clinically effective and safe healthcare revolution sparked by Covid-19. Uncover its rich history in Australia, and how it enhances patient care and increases access while addressing healthcare challenges. Experience a wide array of telehealth applications through real-life case examples and delve into the integration standards shaping its future. 

Introduction to Clinical Telehealth (HLTH7113)

Welcome to the fascinating world of telehealth! In this course, you'll discover how this cutting-edge communication tool is revolutionizing healthcare worldwide. We'll delve into the exciting history of telehealth in Australia and explore the remarkable contributions of research. Get ready to explore a myriad of telehealth applications and their potential with real-life case examples that tackle today's pressing health priorities. We'll also uncover the guidelines for telehealth implementation and strategies to ensure equitable access to healthcare.

HLTH7001 - Introduction to Digital Health

Discover the cutting-edge world of digital health in this course! Students explore the transformative impact of information and communication technologies (ICT) in modern healthcare. Delve into a diverse range of digital applications used in clinical practice, education, and administration. Uncover global perspectives on digital health innovation and examine its strategic implementation in various countries. Learn about the promises and challenges of technology in patient-centred care, while also exploring the social, ethical, and legal aspects of integrating digital health into clinical workflows.

HLTH7002 - Digital Health in Clinical Practice

Embrace the future of healthcare in this exhilarating course on digital health! Explore its deployment in hospitals, primary care, and homes through real clinical examples. Discover the transformative digital health technologies shaping each sector, empowering consumers in self-care and driving population health. From Australia to developing nations, uncover the global implementation of ICT in healthcare. 

MEDI7285 - Introduction to Digital Health

Step into the future of healthcare with this exhilarating course on digital health! This introductory course focuses on the dynamic world of information and communication technologies (ICT) in healthcare. Discover the array of digital health applications, from electronic health records to telehealth, shaping patient-centred care and revolutionizing work practices. Unveil the transformative impact of technology integration in healthcare, and critically examine its implications on human resources, economics, and government policies. 

Based at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane, Queensland, the Centre for Online Health provides an unrivaled academic and clinical environment within which to pursue a program of postgraduate research leading to an MPhil or PhD relating to telehealth, telemedicine, and digital health.

There are a number of ways to find a research project and supervisor at COH:

  • Visit our Research page to find out more about current research being conducted within our centre.
  • Visit UQ Researchers to search for a supervisor or experts in a particular field.
  • Contact us at for more information or to discuss opportunities.

UQ-COH Telehealth Training Services – A range of options catered to your needs

UQ-COH’s vast and deep telehealth knowledge and experience has been translated into bespoke training services. These services are informed by best practice pedagogical theory and practice. Based on more than 20 years of experience, UQ-COH recommends carefully designed education and training opportunities that provide participants with essential skills to apply telehealth in clinical practice. UQ-COH have provided training across a range of services, both public and private for the past 15 years. Teaching strategies are flexible, practical, and interactive.  UQ-COH’s telehealth training includes real-life examples of how telehealth is used for the delivery of clinical services (e.g. case studies involving video consultations, remote patient monitoring, telementoring & telephone); skills and strategies to optimise the use of telehealth (video consultation); how to use the software (video conference system); how to troubleshoot; and how to best integrate telehealth into your routine practice (developing new models of care).

A summary of UQ-COH’s training services is presented below.

  1. In-Person Workshops. UQ-COH experts provide interactive telehealth workshops that bring a practical approach to improving effectiveness of telehealth and increasing the confidence of the users of telehealth. The In-Person Workshops can run between three hours through to three days.
  2. Virtual Workshops.  Delivered via Zoom or Microsoft Teams, the live Virtual Workshops can reach participants regardless of location. They have similar content to the In-Person Workshops but adapted for an online environment. These workshops continue to be interactive, but participation is usually capped at 10 people per session.
  3. Telehealth ECHO. UQ-COH is an accredited Project ECHO® replication provider, and has several years’ experience with the planning, promotion, organisation, coordination and evaluation of ECHO services (see  A telementoring program will support the delivery of any telehealth service and can increase the acceptance and effectiveness of telehealth by clinicians/users. UQ-COH can offer a monthly videoconference session using the validated Project ECHO™ format.  UQ-COH can deliver monthly Telehealth ECHO sessions or coordinate ECHO sessions on a range of health specialties.  Every Telehealth ECHO session will run for 60 minutes and will include a 15 minute lecture from a telehealth expert, followed by a case presentation or issue (suggested by one of the participants).  The sessions will be engaging, and provide all staff with access to telehealth experts, as they develop their own programs and telepractice skills.  The ECHO model will ensure that experience is shared amongst the network, reflecting a community of practice.
  4. The Telehealth Training Portal.  The online portal/ website hosts a comprehensive range of online lessons, telehealth resources and a telehealth-expert moderated online discussion forum.  This training service is the most flexible of the training services, wherein participants subscribe to access lessons that address their learning needs.  The participant can choose to learn at a basic level through viewing recorded lectures (average 10-minute lecture) or delve into the topic by accessing the additional resources.

UQ-COH also offers subscribing organisations a range of evaluation services that assesses the learning outcomes of training participants.

Visit our Consultancy webpage for further details on workshops, or feel free to Contact Us for more information about any of the above training services.

The "learning loop" provides the basis for ECHO education

Since 2020, the Centre for Online Health has co-ordinated Project ECHO® programs to connect community healthcare providers with specialists. Project ECHO® (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) is a collaborative model of medical education and care management that empowers clinicians in rural and underserved communities to provide specialty care to more people in the community where they live.

For more information about Project ECHO®, visit the UQ ECHO website.

Current ECHO Programs

Palliative Care ECHOTelehealth Skills ECHOHealth eMinds ECHO

Past ECHO Programs

Dementia ECHO