Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students develop a working knowledge of health information professional responsibilities, including ethical, legal and governance obligations in the computing field and healthcare information industry. These include the ethical and legal frameworks underpinning the creation, collection, reporting, management and uses of health data, related documents, systems and technologies. Key topics include: privacy, security, confidentiality, access, e-health, ownership, data linkage, and information and documentation issues surrounding biomedical and health technologies. Students develop ethical and legal understandings of: electronic and paper-based health records; managing the organisation-wide privacy function; information systems and services; and the social implications of information management and health IT work.

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorKerin Robinson

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

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Co-requisites HIM5PPB or HIM4PPB

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-ordinatorKerin Robinson

Class requirements

Five 8.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on saturday during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students will attend classes on the following dates -03/08, 17/08, 24/08, 12/10 & 26/10."

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students to complete one 2-hour workshop per week, plus self-directed activities."


Assessment elementComments%
one 1,500-word individual assignment25
one 15-min individual online quiz (equivalent to 250 words)5
one 15-minute team presentation (equivalent to 500 words each)10
one 2-hour written examination60