Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will be able to build on the knowledge gained in HIM2HMA and to complement HIM3HMB. Students investigate and analyse health information systems, and learn to apply practical health information science by undertaking a professional practice placement in the Health Information Service of a healthcare agency to which they are assigned. Students integrate theory and practice in basic health information systems, health informatics, and health information manager responsibilities. Regular contact is maintained with the University Supervisor.

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMerilyn Riley

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites HLT1IPA and HLT1IPB and HLT1PHW

Co-requisites HIM3HMB

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 2, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMerilyn Riley

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Placement - Off Site
One 5.0 days placement - off site per study period and delivered via face-to-face.
"Approximately five days (38 hours equivalent), of professional placement undertaken throughout the semester."

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementComments%
One 1500 word assignment (individual)40
One team assessment30
Satisfactory report from placement agencyHurdle requirement: Attendance requirements (compulsory): satisfactory completion of 5 days on placement, pre-placement briefing, post-placement debriefing, and HIM3PPA information session.0
Two 20-minute short quizzes30