Health information management

Why study Health information management?

Our postgraduate coursework program produces highly capable graduates with excellent practical skills. Combine theory with extensive practical experience across the health sector. Develop your expertise in health classification and activity-based performance management, management of health information systems, health informatics, analysis of health data and research using health information.

As a La Trobe graduate you may be eligible for our 10% Alumni Advantage when you apply for a full-fee postgraduate coursework program.

Career opportunities

There is a shortage of qualified health information managers and salaries range from $50,000 at entry level to over $180,000 at senior level. Graduates are prepared for work across the health sector including hospitals, health services, health-related research centres and government health departments. The course includes management training so you may move straight into management. We also combine health and IT so people with IT talent may join a helping profession.

Courses

Local students

2017

Master of Health Information Management

Duration :
2 years full-time or part-time equivalent.
Semester starts :
Semester 1 (March)
Campus:
Melbourne
Year
2017
About this course
There is a pressing and rapidly growing demand throughout the health sector for experts in all areas of health information management.

This course combines theory with extensive hands-on experience in work environments across the health sector. You'll develop expertise in health classification, casemix systems, and activity-based performance management in health. You'll also learn about health informatics and e-health, and how to develop and manage health information systems, analyse health data, and conduct research using health information. You'll also receive management training so you can move straight into management positions.

When you complete the course you'll be prepared for work across the health sector including in hospitals and other healthcare facilities, health services, the health insurance and health ICT sectors, health-related research centres and in government health departments.

Our course allows graduates of other disciplines to gain the skills and knowledge to join this expanding field.

You'll study at our Melbourne Campus for two years full-time or the part-time equivalent. You'll complete professional practice placements in healthcare agencies and you can apply for a limited number of professional placement scholarships.

When you graduate you'll be eligible for full membership of the Health Information Management Association of Australia.
Professional recognition
This course is formally accredited so graduates are eligible for full membership of the Health Information Management Association of Australia.
Prerequisite
Undergraduate degree.

Successful applicants without prior study in anatomy and physiology at an appropriate level must successfully complete a La Trobe University-approved anatomy and physiology bridging course.
Fee amount
$26,750 per 120 credit points.
Costs
You should allow approximately A$350 for specialised health classification books. All books and equipment can be purchased from any supplier; they remain your own property. All students are required to obtain a National Police Check (A$15.50) and Working with Children Check (no cost) before undertaking a clinical professional practice placement. Accommodation costs for clinical placement vary depending on venue; there are a very limited number of placement scholarships.
Additional information
La Trobe graduates are given first preference when applying for this program. Graduates who meet minimum requirements of a WAM of 65 per cent and relevant prerequisites will be eligible to apply.
Please note: successful applicants who have not completed a degree in medicine, biomedical science, science (with studies in anatomy and physiology), dentistry, nursing, allied health or health sciences must do a Physiology & Anatomy bridging course as a foundation for further studies. Incoming full-time students must complete a short (3-day) Bridging Course in Health Classification & Clinical Coding, in Orientation Week.
How to apply
Applications for 2017 will open later this year. To find out more about this course and studying at La Trobe:

- ask us a question
- book a one-on-one consultation
- chat online
- visit our FAQ page
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- call us on 1300 135 045.
See Student Handbook for more details
NB: The Handbook contains detailed information about courses, including course structures, designed primarily for students enrolled at La Trobe University.Health Information Management (Master)Melbourne

How to apply?

Methods of application vary from course to course. Please see the course entry above for details of how to apply for the course you are interested in.

Fees and scholarships

Some postgraduate courses are fee-paying which means that you pay the full cost of the course (FEE-HELP is available). Others offer Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) – where the Commonwealth Government subsidises the cost of your course and you pay a contribution (HECS-HELP is available).

Students enrolled for certain postgraduate coursework programs may be eligible for student income support.

You may be eligible for a Postgraduate Excellence Scholarship, which offers a 20% reduction on postgraduate course fees.

International students

2017

Master of Health Information Management (062804F)

Duration :
2 years
Semester starts :
Semester 1 (March)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
32 500
Campus
Melbourne
Year
2017
About this course
There is a pressing and rapidly growing demand throughout the health sector for experts in all areas of health information management.

This course combines theory with extensive hands-on experience in work environments across the health sector. You'll develop expertise in health classification, casemix systems, and activity-based performance management in health. You'll also learn about health informatics and e-health, and how to develop and manage health information systems, analyse health data, and conduct research using health information. You'll also receive management training so you can move straight into management positions.

When you complete the course you'll be prepared for work across the health sector including in hospitals and other healthcare facilities, health services, the health insurance and health ICT sectors, health-related research centres and in government health departments.

Our course allows graduates of other disciplines to gain the skills and knowledge to join this expanding field.

You'll study at our Melbourne Campus for two years full-time or the part-time equivalent. You'll complete professional practice placements in healthcare agencies and you can apply for a limited number of professional placement scholarships.

When you graduate you'll be eligible for full membership of the Health Information Management Association of Australia.
English Language Requirements
IELTS (Academic) score of 7.0 with no individual band score less than 7.0;

TOEFL Paper-based Test - A minimum score of 600 with a score of 6 or more in the Test of Written English;

TOEFL Internet-based Test - A minimum score of 94 with a minimum for SLR 24; W27;

English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted. Please note: English as the language of instruction in previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English) for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): minimum score of 72 with no communicative skill score less than 68.

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of A or higher.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): A grade of B or higher.

or approved international equivalent.
Academic entry requirements
Applicants require a Bachelor's degree in medicine, biomedical science, nursing, allied health, or health sciences, or a related degree with some human bioscience content. International applicants with a recognised, three-year University Diploma in medical records administration (or similar) may be accepted. Applicants with a relevant non-health degree e.g. computer science, statistics, or business, will be required to undertake a short online Bridging Course in human anatomy and physiology in February 2013 (these applicants will be notified at the time of offer). This bridging course provides a foundation for further study and an understanding of the function and structure of the human body.
Additional costs
You should allow approximately A$350 for specialised health classification books. All books and equipment can be purchased from any supplier; they remain your own property. All students are required to obtain a National Police Check (A$15.50) and Working with Children Check (no cost) before undertaking a clinical professional practice placement. Accommodation costs for clinical placement vary depending on venue; there are a very limited number of placement scholarships.
Additional information
Applicants must submit a Supplementary Form. Applicants must also review the Supplementary checklist for required documents to submit with their application.
Professional recognition
This course is formally accredited so graduates are eligible for full membership of the Health Information Management Association of Australia.
How to apply
Applications for 2017 will open later this year. You can ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.
See Student Handbook for more details
NB: The Handbook contains detailed information about courses, including course structures, designed primarily for students enrolled at La Trobe University.Health Information Management (Master)Melbourne

How to apply?

Enquire now about any course for international students or find out how to apply.

Fees and scholarships

Estimated fees for international students are indicated for each course above. Fees are indicative only and set at 120 credit points per course, unless otherwise stated, and may vary depending on the number of credit points in which students enrol. Some courses may vary in credit point load and fees will be adjusted accordingly.

There is also a range of scholarships available for international students to assist students.

Your study experience

Health information management placements

Practical placements are an important part of our program.

Overseas study opportunities

You may be eligible for our student exchange program.

Studying Health Information Management

Aarti - Master of Health Information Management

Find out about the experiences of one of our students.

Thomas Galtieri

I enrolled in this course because of the ample opportunities for work since there is a shortage of qualified Health Information Managers across the country.

Mr Thomas Galtieri, Health Sciences

About the academic staff

You'll get to meet a large number of academics during your course, from tutors through to lecturers. You can view all the staff from the College of Science, Health and Engineering or focus on staff in Health information management.