him5hsi hlth syst implementation




Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will develop expertise in planning and implementing systems, agreements and health information services. They will develop an understanding of project management frameworks and an ability to apply project management skills and knowledge in health system and project implementation and management, developing proficiency in the use of appropriate tools including software to support systems implementation. Students will also develop expertise in planning and preparing health contracts, incorporating requirements and specifications relating both to technology and business-related contracts.

SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJenn Lee

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 conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsProject management in health and community services: getting good ideas to work.PrescribedDwyer J, Stanton P & Thiessen V. 2013ALLEN AND UNWIN
ReadingsThe fast forward MBA in project managementPrescribedVerzuh E. 2016Wiley

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Critically analyse 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. Formative quizzes. 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 j'Statement of Work' and a 'Work Breakdown Stucture'.

02. Evaluate new health information system or service implementations and analyse opportunities for improvement and change.

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

03. Formulate 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. Formative quizzes.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2019, Semester 2, Online


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDennis Wollersheim

Class requirements

One 3.0 hours lecture/seminar per week and delivered via online.
"Students to complete online components equivalent to one 1-hour lecture and one 2-hour seminar per week."


Assessment elementComments%ILO*
One 3750 word team assignment (approximately 750 words per student)2003
One 2750 word individual assignment5001, 02
Two 40 minute individual quizzes3001, 02, 03