Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students will explore a selected specialty area relevant to health information management practice through an independent research project culminating in a literature review. The subject will prepare students for independent research by extending the skills in inquiry, critical thinking and writing. Students will have the opportunity to investigate a theoretical or applied health information management issue, involving the analysis and synthesis of an important area of research. The topic must be agreed between the student, subject coordinator and academic supervisor, and completed under the supervision of an academic staff member from health information management.

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorDianne Williamson

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites HIM4PPB


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Students wanting to enrol into this unit must obtain approval from the unit coordinator

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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

Independent Research
One 1.0 hours independent research per study period and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students to complete 10-hours of independent research per week."

Supervisor Consultation
One 1.0 hours supervisor consultation per week and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students to complete one 1-hour meeting with academic supervisor per week, for academic support."

One 1.0 hours seminar per study period and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students to complete 10-hours of seminars across the semester."


Assessment elementComments%
one 1,500-word annotated poster30
one 2,500-word literature review60
one 500-word project proposal10