ANALYSIS OF HEALTH DATA B

HIM4ADB

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students analyse, interpret and use coded and non-coded health data beyond the treatment and disease/operation classification stages.  Key emphases include the identification, critical evaluation and objective uses of health data in epidemiological and clinical research; health data and statistics applications in health care management and clinical decision-making; speciality performance indicators; identification and resolution of regulatory, ethical and management issues surrounding registries, health databases and clinical trials; and evaluating the quality , integrity and comparability of coded data and their statistical outcomes.  Students become competent in health data analytics through analysing, critiquing, applying and advising upon health data in clinical, epidemiological, and healthcare management environments, and in the context of state and national population health monitoring.

SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMerilyn Riley

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites HIM3ADA and HIM3PRB

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Co-taught with HIM5AHB

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Identify and critically assess research designs, and techniques for the collection, analysis, reporting, applications and evaluation of health data and information beyond the patient/client treatment and disease and operation classification stages.

Activities:
Lectures and workshops. Guided readings and on-line activities; completing a research proposal
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills

02. Evaluate and report on health data for clinical and related decision-making.

Activities:
Lectures and workshops. Guided readings and on-line activities
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills

03. Examine the principles and processes of establishing, managing and analysing data in specialised clinical and epidemiological databases and registries, including the legislative, privacy and ethics-related requirements.

Activities:
Lectures and workshops. Guided readings and on-line activities
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills

04. Evaluate key data quality issues, and management protocols and functions, in specialised clinical and epidemiological settings.

Activities:
Lectures and workshops. Guided readings and on-line activities; completing a statistical report including analysis of data quality
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills

05. Analyse the quality of coded and other administrative data and their statistical outcomes in a clinical or observational epidemiological study.; and provide expert advice to clinicians and researchers on this data.

Activities:
Lectures and workshops. Guided readings and on-line activities, journal club
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical 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 Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students to complete on 2 hours workshop/practicum as well on-line group discussions."

Computer Laboratory Week: 16 - 16
One 2.0 hours computer laboratory per study period on weekdays during the day from week 16 to week 16 and delivered via face-to-face.
"One lab class in semester for introduction to SPSS"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 1500 word individual assignment30 01, 05
One 15 minute group presentation and written research proposal (equivalent to 900 words per person)Each student will contribute approximately 500-words to the written research proposal and present for approximately 4-mins as part of the group presentation (400-word equiv)20 01, 02, 05
One 2-hour final examination (2000 words equivalent per person)50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05