ETHICS AND LAW OF HEALTH INFORMATION

HIM3EHI

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students develop a working knowledge of health information professional responsibilities concerning ethical, legal, compliance, and governance obligations in the computing field and healthcare information industry. These include the ethical and legal frameworks underpinning the creation, collection, reporting, management and uses of health data, related documents, systems, and technologies. Key topics include: privacy; security; confidentiality; access; e-health; ownership; data linkage; and information and documentation issues surrounding biomedical and health technologies and clinical practice. Students develop ethical and legal understandings of: electronic and paper-based health records; managing the organisation-wide privacy function; information systems and services; and the legal implications and responsibilities inherent in health information management work.

SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorKerin Robinson

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites HIM2PRA

Co-requisites HIM3PRB

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions This subject is co-taught with HIM5IEL. This is capstone for 'early-exit' students graduating after Year 3 with the Bachelor of Health Sciences (Medical Classification).

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Apply key bioethical theories and principles to health information and its management, and to health/clinical informatics and related ICT health information practice.

Activities:
Lectures. Workshop involving team-based analysis of ethical issues in health information-related case study. Guided online discussion. Guided readings. Formative online quiz.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills

02. Demonstrate a practical working knowledge of legislative requirements surrounding the collection, management, and reporting of health information at all levels of the healthcare system.

Activities:
Lectures. Workshop involving team-based analysis of ethical issues in health information-related case study. Guided online discussion. Guided readings. Formative online quiz.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills

03. Identify contemporary issues and health information management professional responsibilities for ethical and legal governance of health information and systems in the contexts of existing and emerging technologies.

Activities:
Lectures. Workshop involving team-based analysis of ethical issues in health information-related case study. Guided online discussion. Guided readings. Formative online quiz.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills

04. Demonstrate understanding of Health Information Managers' professional responsibilities for the proper governance and use of health data, information and systems throughout the healthcare system in the contexts of custody, confidentiality and privacy.

Activities:
Lectures. Workshop involving team-based analysis of ethical issues in health information-related case study. Guided online discussion. Guided readings. Formative online quiz.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills

05. Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the practical requirements of the professional Code of Ethics for practising Health Information Managers and Clinical/Medical Coders.

Activities:
Lectures. Workshop involving team-based analysis of ethical issues in health information-related case study. Guided online discussion. Guided readings. Formative online quiz.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKerin Robinson

Class requirements

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

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*
15-min individual online quiz (equivalent to 250 words)5 01, 02, 05
15-minute team presentation (equivalent to 500 words per student)10 02, 03, 04
1,500-word Individual Assignment25 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
2-hour written examination60 01, 02, 03, 04, 05