Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students are introduced to the purpose, scope and functionalities of healthcare information systems. Students develop skills in health software, and health systems development and management, in applied clinical environments including primary and acute care. Students are introduced to methods of specifying systems and determining system feasibility. They learn systems analysis using the software design lifecycle, including health use cases; systems requirements; data flow and storage design; report and screen design; and systems implementation, maintenance, security and operation. The subject focuses on 'small' systems to exemplify theory and applications,such as patient appointment and recall systems.

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorDennis Wollersheim

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

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

Exchange StudentsYes

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Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsSystems Analysis and DesignPrescribedShelly, G.B., Cashman, T.J., and Rosenblatt, H.J., 20117TH EDN, BOSTON: COURSE TECHNOLOGY

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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-ordinatorDennis Wollersheim

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 10
One 1.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 10 and delivered via face-to-face.

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: 11 - 22
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students to complete one 1-hour tutorial and one 1-hour seminar per week."


Assessment elementComments%
five 15-minute, bi-weekly health case study-based presentations450-individual equivalent words each20
one 2-hour final examination60
one 800-individual word health information business case analysis group report20