HEALTH INFORMATION PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE B

HIM4PPB

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-ordinatorKerin Robinson

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

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

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites If student is enrolled in HZHHIM - Bachelor of Health Sciences and Master of Health Information Management must pass HIM3PPA and HIM3HMB. If student is enrolled in HBHIMI - Bachelor of Health Information Management (International) must pass HIM3PPA and HIM3HMB. If students enrolled in Master of Health Information Management (HMHIM) no rules apply.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Co-taught with HIM3PRB

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

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

Activities:
Demonstration of achievement of profession-entry level competencies through completion of supervised placement activities and active engagement in workshop activities. Documention of evidence of these achievements in the placement journal and the placement portfolio.

02. Compare and contrast the capture, use, and reporting of clinical information applied to support patient/client care, and associated privacy issues in accordance with relevant legislation and State funding guidelines.

Activities:
Demonstration of achievement of profession-entry level competencies through completion of supervised placement activities and active engagement in workshop activities. Documentation of evidence of these achievements in the placement journal and the placement portfolio.

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

Activities:
Demonstration of achievement of profession-entry level competencies through completion of supervised placement activities and active engagement in workshop activities. Documention of evidence of these achievements in the placement journal and the placement portfolio. Completion of team assignment.

04. Outline the clinical governance and quality management activities of the Health Information Service and demonstrate their interaction with the agencies nominated accreditation standards.

Activities:
Demonstration of achievement of profession-entry level competencies through completion of supervised placement activities and active engagement in workshop activities. Documention of evidence of these achievements in the placement journal and the placement portfolio. Active involvement in team presentation

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

Activities:
Demonstration of achievement of profession-entry level competencies through completion of supervised placement activities and active engagement in workshop activities. Documentation of evidence of these achievements in the placement journal and the placement portfolio.

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

Activities:
Demonstration of achievement of profession-entry level competencies through completion of supervised placement activities and active engagement in workshop activities. Documentation of evidence of these achievements in the placement journal and the placement portfolio.

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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-ordinatorKerin Robinson

Class requirements

Placement - Off Site
One 15.0 days placement - off site per study period and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students complete additional three (3) weeks full-time (i.e. 15 days) of supervised placement during semester."

Lecture/Workshop
One 2.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period during the day and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Satisfactory report from placement and Pre-placement briefing attendanceHurdle: including Post-placement de-briefing interview; reflective comment submission; completion of placement journal & placement coding log; weekly contact with LTU supervisor. 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
One 2,000-word individual placement portfolio40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
One 25-min team pres & 1500 word team assignment(equiv to 1000 words per individual)20 04
Individual online Quizzes - part A & B - equivalent one hour (750 words per student)40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06