Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will examine the impact of advanced information technologies on the management of change in health information services and health information and communications technology (ICT) services. They will address professional issues, strategic planning, budget preparation and management, staffing practices and workplace legislation specific to the management of health data and information. This subject draws together all components of the course, enabling students to develop an overview of health information management practice, and providing them the opportunity to synthesise critical and emerging technological, management, legislative, clinical and policy developments.

SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorKerin Robinson

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites HIM5PPB or HIM4PPB


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Analyse the socio-technical factors surrounding health information management environments and their implications for health information management work.

Lectures. Workshops. Mini-Case analyses. Online Discussion Forum.

02. Demonstrate the knowledge and skills to develop strategies supporting macro- and micro-planning functions, budgetary and financial operations, and management in health information environments.

Lectures. Workshops. Practical Exercises - team and individual.

03. Assess and evaluate the relevance of theoretical approaches to staff management in the areas of patient/client information, and achieve competence in applying a set of practical management skills in health information workplaces.

Lectures. Workshops. Case Studies. Mini-Case analyses. Practical Exercises - team and individual. Oral Presentations.

04. Apply safety, equity and other relevant legislative requirements to the health information service and health ICT workplace.

Lectures. Workshops. Mini-Case analyses.

05. Demonstrate acquired knowledge and competence in the development, implementation and embedding of change driven by emerging technologies and changing policy environments in health information management.

Lectures. Workshops. Online Discussion Forum. Mini-Case analyses.

06. Communicate confidently and effectively when presenting to an audience in the workplace, and negotiating in the health information management role.

Lectures. Workshops. Mini-Case analyses. Class Practical Exercises. Oral Presentations.

07. Demonstrate understanding of approaches to health information management-related crisis mangement and problem solving informed by emerging legislative, technological and policy developments.

Lectures. Online Discussion Forum. Workshops. Mini-Case analyses. Oral Presentations. Online Discussion Forum.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2016, Semester 1, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKerin Robinson

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 any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 1,500-word assignment20 03, 06, 07
one 2-hour final examination50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 07
two 20-minute group presentations30 02, 03, 06, 07