Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students are introduced to the principles underpinning health information systems as the foundations of health information management. Systems for capturing health information on individual patients and the application of recording methodologies and standards are introduced. The uses of aggregate data are studied in relation to information systems, information flow, data quality and uses for patient care, evaluation, and the planning, funding and monitoring of health service provision.

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorDianne Williamson

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites HLT1IPA and HLT1IPB and HLT1PHW


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjects HIM1MHA

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
Readingstitle text: Health information: management of a strategic resourcePrescribedauthor text: Abdelhak M, et al (Ed.)PUBLISHER TEXT: SAUNDERS, PHILADELPHIA, 2012.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 1, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDianne Williamson

Class requirements

Collaborative Based Learning Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours collaborative based learning per week from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
"Students to complete 2-hours of self directed team and online learning per week."

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.


Assessment elementComments%
one 1,500 word individual assignment30
one 1,500-word team assignment20
one 2-hour written examination50