HEALTH INFORMATION PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE B

HIM4PPB

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students undertake theoretical studies at the University, and a three-week (equivalent) supervised, professional practice placement in the Health Information Service of an allocated, regional healthcare facility. Students achieve practice competencies and reinforce professional discipline knowledge. Students undertake key functions on placement to gain understanding of the management, informatics, data analysis and clinical classificatory roles of hospital health information managers. Prior to placement, students are introduced to health information management, health information science, and health informatics via classroom teaching and extensive readings. Regular contact between students and La Trobe University Academic Supervisors is maintained during the placement via the University's Learning Management System, telephone, on-site visits, and email communications.

SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJenn Lee

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

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

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Compare the organisational structure and functions of Health Information Services to evaluate how these affect the role of the health information manager, systems, procedures, and day-to-day staff and departmental management.

Activities:
Demonstration of achievement of profession-entry level competencies through completion of supervised placement activities and active engagement in workshop activities. Documentation of evidence of these achievements in the placement journal and the placement portfolio.

02. Compare and contrast the capture, use, and reporting of clinical information applied to support patient/client care, and associated privacy issues in accordance with relevant legislation and State funding guidelines.

Activities:
Demonstration of achievement of profession-entry level competencies through completion of supervised placement activities and active engagement in workshop activities. Documentation of evidence of these achievements in the placement journal and the placement portfolio.

03. Evaluate the operational processes of health records management and patient/client information systems.

Activities:
Demonstration of achievement of profession-entry level competencies through completion of supervised placement activities and active engagement in workshop activities. Documentation of evidence of these achievements in the placement journal and the placement portfolio.

04. Outline the clinical governance and quality management activities of the Health Information Service and demonstrate their interaction with the agencies nominated accreditation standards.

Activities:
Demonstration of achievement of profession-entry level competencies through completion of supervised placement activities and active engagement in workshop activities. Documentation of evidence of these achievements in the placement journal and the placement portfolio.

05. Demonstrate: (i) disease and procedure classificatory skills, using patient records; and (ii) a practical understanding of casemix-based systems with particular regard to DRG assignment.

Activities:
Demonstration of achievement of profession-entry level competencies through completion of supervised placement activities and active engagement in workshop activities. Documentation of evidence of these achievements in the placement journal and the placement portfolio.

06. Maintain high professional ethical standards and demonstrate awareness of the social and ethical implications of professional and personal activities.

Activities:
Demonstration of achievement of profession-entry level competencies through completion of supervised placement activities and active engagement in workshop activities. Documentation of evidence of these achievements in the placement journal and the placement portfolio.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2020, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJenn Lee

Class requirements

Placement - Off Site Week: 20 - 22
One 15.0 days placement - off site per study period from week 20 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students complete additional three (3) weeks full-time (i.e. 15 days) of supervised placement during semester. "

Lecture/Workshop Week: 10 - 19
One 2.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period during the day from week 10 to week 19 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Satisfactory report from placement and Pre-placement briefing attendanceHurdle: including Post-placement de-briefing interview; reflective comment submission; completion of placement journal & placement coding log; weekly contact with LTU supervisor 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
One individual placement portfolio (3,000-words)55 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
One 25-min team pres & 1500 word team assignment (1,000-words equivalent, per individual)25 04
Individual 20-minute, online Quiz part A (400-words equivalent, per student)10 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
Individual 20-minute, online Quiz part 2 (400-words equivalent, per student).10 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06