Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students develop an understanding of project management frameworks and an ability to apply project management skills in health information systems and services. Students develop a health information related project concept and a plan for implementation and evaluation, using appropriate tools and software. The content of health service contracts will be also addressed, including contract requirements and specifications for health technology applications, external service providers, and health service and health fund agreements.

SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorEsther Munyisia

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

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

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites HIM3PRB


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions This subject has been designed in accordance with the Guidelines for an Inclusive Curriculum. Students enrolling in this subject would therefore not be disadvantaged with respect to their culture, gender, socioeconomic background, age, religion or disability.


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsProject Management in Health and CommunityPrescribedDwyer J, Stanton P & Thiessen V 2013Allen and Unwin

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Apply project management theory, principles and skills to the conceptualisation, development, and implementation of health information and health informatics/health ICT systems, using appropriate frameworks and tools.

Recorded lectures and videos. Guided readings. Online discussion and team activities including development of a 'Statement of Work' for a business case study. Students will develop skills in project management documentation and software for an individual health information management/informatics project, including a 'Statement of Work' and a 'Work Breakdown Structure'..
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups)

02. Assess new health information system or service implementations and identify opportunities for improvement and change.

Recorded lectures. Online discussion. Guided readings. Students will, with guidance, scope a health information related project.

03. Demonstrate skill in the development of specifications and requirements for health technology and service-related contracts and health service agreements.

Recorded lectures. Online discussion and team activities including development of a Tender Planning Document' for a business case study. Guided readings and online discussion.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2017, Semester 2, Online


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEsther Munyisia

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 3.0 hours lecture/seminar per week from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"Students to complete online components equivalent to one 2-hour lecture and one 2-hour seminar per week"


Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 3000 word team assignment (equiv approx. 600 words per student)20 03
One 2750 word individual assignment50 01, 02
One Individual quiz (equiv 750 words)30 01, 02, 03