PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE A

HIM2PRA

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

The functional components of a Health Information Service and the responsibilities of Health Information Managers are examined in relation to the management of health records, building on the knowledge gained in HIM2MHA and developing skills in a related health business communication genre. Students become familiar with electronic and manual systems for health record identification, filing, tracking and other Health Information Service functions. Students integrate introductory theory and practice by undertaking a short professional practice placement in the Health Information Service of a healthcare agency to which they are assigned. Regular contact between students and La Trobe University Academic Supervisors is maintained during the placement via the University's Learning Management System, telephone, on-site visits and email communications.

SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMerilyn Riley

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be enrolled in HZMCHM - Bachelor of Health Sciences (Medical Classification)/Bachelor of Health Information Management and must have passed HLT1IPP.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsHealth Information: Management of a strategic resourcePrescribedAbdelhak, M., Grostick, S., Hanken, MA. (eds) 20124TH EDN, ELSEVIER SAUNDERS, PHILADELPHIA, PA.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Analyse the organisational structure, functions and staffing of a Health Information Service.

Activities:
Observation of health information-related processes and systems in hospital settings. Class activity on organisational charting for a Health Information Service. Class discussion comparing various hospitals. Readings and formative quizzes on Health Information Service functions and organisations.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills

02. Summarise the content, format and uses of clinical information for patient care, with a particular focus on the health record.

Activities:
Observation of health information-related processes and systems in hospital settings., Class activity analysing sample health records. Class discussion comparing experiences at various hospitals. Readings and audiovisual materials on health record creation.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills

03. Review the operational processes of records management and patient information systems.

Activities:
Observation of health information-related processes and systems in hospital settings. Team workshop activity - developing procedure instructions. Readings and formative quizzes.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills

04. Explain the movement of a patient and his/her health record throughout the hospital/health service.

Activities:
Observation of processes and systems in hospital settings. Team workshop discussion and activity - developing flow chart. Readings and formative quizzes.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills

05. Identify the role(s) of Health Information Managers in the management of a Health Information Service.

Activities:
Discuss with HIM working in a hospital setting. Team workshop discussion, sharing experiences and analysing position descriptions. Readings, including Competency Statements for Health Information Managers.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills

06. Demonstrate skills in health business communication genre, necessary for the management of a Health Information Service.

Activities:
Lectures, readings and workshop activities related to healthcare organisational and health information management-related committee interactions, team work, flow charts, procedure and organisation chart preparation.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMerilyn Riley

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Placement - Off Site Week: 33 - 37
Five 7.5 hours placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 33 to week 37 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Each student is allocated to a hospital for five single days of observational placement experience."

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Two x individual tests (1000 words equivalent)30 03, 02, 01, 04, 05, 06
One 2,000-word individual assignment45 03, 02, 01, 04, 06, 05
One 4,000-word team assignment (1,000-words per student)25 03, 04, 06
Satisfactory completion of five professional practice placement daysHurdle requirement: completion of five 7.5-hour days 04, 03, 01, 02, 05

Sydney, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMerilyn Riley

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Placement - Off Site Week: 31 - 43
Five 7.5 hours placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Each student is allocated to a hospital for five single days of observational placement experience."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Two x individual tests (1000 words equivalent)30 03, 02, 01, 04, 05, 06
One 2,000-word individual assignment45 03, 02, 01, 04, 06, 05
One 4,000-word team assignment (1,000-words per student)25 03, 04, 06
Satisfactory completion of five professional practice placement daysHurdle requirement: completion of five 7.5-hour days 04, 03, 01, 02, 05