HEALTH INFORMATION SYSTEMS

CPH5HIS

2014

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students in the China Health Program cover topics including: information systems; basic concepts of information in health including structure, environment, networking, media, language, data collection, storage, access, analysis and retrieval; characteristics of effective health information systems, IT strategies, requirements specification and system development and evaluation for health system applications; sources of information for health professionals; administrative policies and procedures for health service organisations; types of health information systems. This subject is taught in Mandarin. Students taking the Mandarin stream are required to present on their findings in June each year.

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorGeorge Liu

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students are expected to be able to use a personal computer.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsGuidelines transforming healthcare with technology: health informaticsRecommendedConrick, M (ed) 2005WILEY AND SONS
ReadingsHealth informatics - electronic health record - definition, scope and context (ISO/DTR 20514):ISO/TC215 WG1RecommendedInternational Standards Organisation 2004N/A
ReadingsHealth informatics: transforming healthcare with technologyRecommendedMcConrick 2006THOMPSON, MELBOURNE
ReadingsHealth online: a health information action plan for Australia (0 642 73574 3)RecommendedNHMIC 2001COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA, CANBERRA

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China, 2014, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGeorge Liu

Class requirements

Block Mode
One 5.0 days block mode per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
One 1,500-word assignment or data/systems exercise40
One 3,000-word assignment or data/systems exercise60

China, 2014, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGeorge Liu

Class requirements

Block Mode
One 5.0 days block mode per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
One 1,500-word assignment or data/systems exercise40
One 3,000-word assignment or data/systems exercise60

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGeorge Liu

Class requirements

Block Mode
One 5.0 days block mode per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
One 1,500-word assignment or data/systems exercise40
One 3,000-word assignment or data/systems exercise60

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGeorge Liu

Class requirements

Block Mode
One 5.0 days block mode per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
One 1,500-word assignment or data/systems exercise40
One 3,000-word assignment or data/systems exercise60

Melbourne, 2014, Week 15-31, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGeorge Liu

Class requirements

Block Mode
One 5.0 days block mode per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
One 1,500-word assignment or data/systems exercise40
One 3,000-word assignment or data/systems exercise60

Melbourne, 2014, Week 35-13, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGeorge Liu

Class requirements

Block Mode
One 5.0 days block mode per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
One 1,500-word assignment or data/systems exercise40
One 3,000-word assignment or data/systems exercise60