PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE B

HIM3PRB

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students undertake theoretical studies at the University, and a three-week (equivalent) supervised, professional practice placement in the Health Information Service of an allocated, regional healthcare facility. Students achieve practice competencies and reinforce professional discipline knowledge. Students undertake key functions on placement to gain understanding of the management, informatics, data analysis, and clinical classificatory roles of hospital health information managers. Prior to placement, students are introduced to health information management, health information science, and health informatics via classroom teaching and extensive readings. 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 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites HIM2MHA and HIM2PRA

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Co-taught with HIM4PPB. Graduate Capabilities (capstone) apply to students taking 'early exit' with the Bachelor of Health Sciences (Medical Classification).

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Compare the organisational structure and functions of Health Information Services and demonstrate how these affect the role of the health information manager, systems, procedures, and day-to-day staff and departmental management.

Activities:
Lectures Guided discussions in workshops and online Guided readings Formative quizzes Professional placement
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)

02. Explain the capture, use, and reporting of clinical information applied to support patient/client care, and associated privacy issues.

Activities:
Professional placement Lectures Guided Readings Guided discussion in workshops and on-line Formative quizzes
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)

03. Explain the operational processes of health records management and patient/client information systems.

Activities:
Professional placement Lectures Guided Reading Guided discussion in workshops and on-line Formative quizzes
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)

04. Describe the clinical governance and quality management activities of the Health Information Service.

Activities:
Professional placement Lectures Guided Reading Guided discussion in workshops and on-line Formative quizzes
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)

05. Demonstrate: (i) disease and procedure classification skills, using patient records; and (ii) a practical understanding of casemix-based systems with particular regard to DRG assignment.

Activities:
Professional placement Lectures Guided Reading Guided discussion in workshops and on-line Formative quizzes
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)

06. Maintain high professional ethical standards and demonstrate awareness of the social and ethical implications of professional and personal activities.

Activities:
Professional placement - Lectures Guided Reading Guided discussion in workshops and on-line Formative quizzes
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)

07. Demonstrate appropriate professional behaviours and competencies following a professional placement within the Industry.

Activities:
Professional placement of 114 hours across a three week block period. The placement achieves student intended learning outcomes 1-6
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMerilyn Riley

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Placement - Off Site Week: 10 - 22
One 114.0 hours placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Individual quizzes Part A and B equivalent to one hour40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
Team oral presentation of 25 minutes and 1500 word team, assignment (equiv to 1000 words per student20 01, 02, 03, 04
Placement portfolio, individual report ( 2000 words equivalent)40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
Professional Practice Placement for three weeks.(Including a satisfactory Supervisor report )Hurdle requirement: including pre-placement briefing attendance, post placement de-briefing interview, reflective comment submission, completion of placement journal, placement coding log and weekly contact with the LTU supervisor.114 hours. 07