Curriculum resource co-design and development for a digital health workforce and digital health ready graduates

Deborah McGregor, Ida Rohne, Annette Solman, Tim Shaw, Wilson Yeung, Aaron Jones, Andrea Herring, Suzana Sukovic, Amanda Culver, Jane Shrapnel, Tricia Linehan


Demand for an eHealth capable workforce is highlighting the need for eHealth education and training across tertiary education and workforce professional development contexts. NSW Health and the University of Sydney have collaborated to develop learning resources as a component of a comprehensive Digital Health Curriculum for NSW Health. Learning resource development is guided by the eHealth Capabilities Framework and the NSW Health Analytics Framework, to produce a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) relevant to the health workforce and health degree graduates. A co-design process, involving broad stakeholder and subject matter expert consultation from across health, education, government and non-government organisations, is being applied to develop quality learning resources. Initial learning opportunities focus on the foundation level digital health capabilities anticipated of the health workforce. In addition, there is a focus on discussions regarding future curriculum development activities at the level of intermediate and advanced level capabilities relevant to workforce in leadership roles or seeking career opportunities specialising in the growing professional fields of digital health and data analytics.


Editorial note

The journal editorial team acknowledges that the editor-in-chief, Dr Suzana Sukovic, is a co-author of the paper, ‘Curriculum resource co-design and development for a digital health workforce and digital health ready graduates’ (McGregor et al.). As outlined in journal polices, Dr Sukovic was not involved in any aspect of the editorial process. Blind peer-reviewing was managed by the Journal Manager and all other aspects of the publishing process were managed by the editorial team, excluding editor-in-chief. This practice follows the recommendations by COPE (


Article submitted: 31/8/2018

Article accepted: 6/11/2018

Publish date: 17/12/2018

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