Students undertaking a Postgraduate Diploma in Digital Health with the University of Otago will be the first cohort to access the newly upgraded eMHIC Discussion Forums as part of their coursework. 

Students enrolled in the Patient-centred Digital Health paper, which includes eMental Health, will be able to use these Discussion Forums to pose questions, reply to comments and discuss all things eMental Health both amongst themselves, and amongst other members of the eMHIC global community.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Digital Health is an online course, offered by the Department of Information Science in partnership with the Otago Medical School. “It is designed for people working or planning to work in health sector management and leadership roles, making it a great fit with these Discussion Forums” says Otago’s Clinical Senior Lecturer, Digital Health, Chris Paton. “It’s a fantastic opportunity for students to connect with people already in the field and get first-hand experience in digital collaboration and discussion. eMHIC have been great to collaborate with on this, and we look forward to being part of this online community.”  


eMHIC is delighted to be able to offer their freshly upgraded discussion forums for the students to use, and looks forward to seeing what fresh perspectives they will bring. The Otago cohort will be the first to take advantage of eMHIC’s new ‘Free membership for students’ initiative, which provides students with access to the full suite of eMHIC member benefits.

“We’re really excited for this partnership with the University of Otago and to be able to offer the future thought leaders of the industry the chance to connect in with our global community so early on in their careers” says eMHIC Membership Manager Kirsty Cardy.


All eMHIC members can click here to join the conversations in the recently upgraded Discussion Forums, or if you’re a student you can click here to find our more about the free membership for students.


Read more about the University of Otago Postgraduate Diploma in Digital Health.