Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will analyse, interpret and use coded and non-coded health data beyond the treatment and disease/operation classification stages. Key emphases include identification, critical evaluation and objective use of health data for epidomiological and clinical research; health data and statistics applications in management and clinical decision-making; performance indicators in activity-based funding environments; identification and resolution of regulatory, ethical and management issues surrounding registries, database and clinical trials; and interpretation of international health classifications for historical and longitudinally coded data. Students will become expert in ananlysing, critiquing, applying and advising upon health data in management, clinical and epidemiological environments

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMerilyn Riley

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites HIM4AHA and (HIM4PPB or HIM5PPB)


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

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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-ordinatorMerilyn Riley

Class requirements

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.
"Students to complete one 2-hour workshop/practicum as well as online group discussions."


Assessment elementComments%
one 1,000 word individual critical appraisal15
one 1,200-word assignment (individual)20
one 10-minute group presentations(250 words equivalent)15
one 2-hour final examination50