ETHICS AND LAW OF HEALTH INFORMATION

HIM3EHI

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, you will develop a working knowledge of health information professional responsibilities concerning ethical, legal, compliance, and governance obligations in the computing field and healthcare information industry. These include the ethical and legal frameworks underpinning the creation, collection, reporting, management and uses of health data, related documents, systems, and technologies. Key topics include: privacy; security; confidentiality; access; e-health; ownership; data linkage; and information and documentation issues surrounding biomedical and health technologies and clinical practice. Students develop ethical and legal understandings of: electronic and paper-based health records; managing the organisation-wide privacy function; information systems and services; and the legal implications and responsibilities inherent in health information management work.

SchoolPsychology and Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMerilyn Riley

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesHIM2PRA

Co-requisitesHIM3PRB

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsThis subject is co-taught with HIM5IEL. This is capstone for 'early-exit' students graduating after Year 3 with the Bachelor of Health Sciences (Medical Classification).

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Apply key bioethical theories and principles to health information and its management, and to health/clinical informatics and related ICT health information practice.
02. Demonstrate a practical working knowledge of legislative requirements surrounding the collection, management, and reporting of health information at all levels of the healthcare system.
03. Identify contemporary issues and health information management professional responsibilities for ethical and legal governance of health information and systems in the contexts of existing and emerging technologies.
04. Demonstrate understanding of Health Information Managers' professional responsibilities for the proper governance and use of health data, information and systems throughout the healthcare system in the contexts of custody, confidentiality and privacy.
05. Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the practical requirements of the professional Code of Ethics for practising Health Information Managers and Clinical/Medical Coders.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMerilyn Riley

Class requirements

Lecture/SeminarWeek: 30 - 42
One 1.00 h lecture/seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShopWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

15-min individual online quiz (250-words equivalent)

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo5 SILO1, SILO2, SILO5

15-minute team presentation (500-words equivalent, per student)

N/AOral presentationGroupNo10 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One Individual Assignment (1,500-words)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

2-hour written examination

N/ACentral examIndividualNo60 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Sydney, 2021, Study period 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMerilyn Riley

Class requirements

Lecture/SeminarWeek: 31 - 42
One 1.00 h lecture/seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShopWeek: 31 - 42
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

15-min individual online quiz (250-words equivalent)

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo5 SILO1, SILO2, SILO5

15-minute team presentation (500-words equivalent, per student)

N/AOral presentationGroupNo10 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One Individual Assignment (1,500-words)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

2-hour written examination

N/ACentral examIndividualNo60 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5