HEALTH INFORMATICS A

HIM3HIA

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, you are introduced to the purpose, scope and functionalities of health care information systems. You will develop skills in using and evaluating health software, and in health systems development and management, in applied clinical and health administrative environments including primary care and acute care. You are introduced to methods of specifying systems and determining system feasibility. They learn systems analysis using the software design lifecycle, including: health use-cases; systems requirements; data flow and storage design; report and screen design; and systems implementation, maintenance, security and operation. The subject focuses on 'small' systems, such as patient appointment and recall systems, to exemplify theory and applications. This subject addresses La Trobe's Innovation and Entrepreneurship Essential. Innovation and Entrepreneurship entails developing the ability to tackle problems creatively, generating new ideas, taking calculated risks and creating change to achieve ambitions - now and in the future.

SchoolPsychology and Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJenn Lee

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

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PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsCo-taught with HIM4IHA

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Systems Analysis and Design

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorShelly, G.B., Cashman, T.J., and Rosenblatt, H.J.

Year2016

Edition/Volume11TH EDN

PublisherBOSTON: COURSE TECHNOLOGY

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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. Analyse systems relevant to health data and information
02. Generate business cases for health informatics systems
03. Creatively solve problems using health informatics
04. Analyse and create software use-cases and basic data flow diagrams using software modelling tools such as Unified Modelling Language (UML).
05. Design appropriate interfaces for health-specific information environments using industry standard report and user interface design principles.
06. Analyse case studies with respect to health system architecture, operate and support issues.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDennis Wollersheim

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 19
One 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 19 and delivered via online.

LectureWeek: 15 - 15
One 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 15 to week 15 and delivered via online.

LectureWeek: 10 - 19
One 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 19 and delivered via online.

WorkShopWeek: 15 - 15
One 3.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 15 to week 15 and delivered via face-to-face.
Students have an extra class in weeks 15 and 19 as they have no classes during weeks 20-22 when they are on placement

WorkShopWeek: 19 - 19
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 19 to week 19 and delivered via face-to-face.
Students have an extra class in weeks 15 and 19 as they have no classes during weeks 20-22 when they are on placement

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 19
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 19 and delivered via face-to-face.
Classes not scheduled in Weeks 20-22 because students are on Professional Practice placement during these weeks

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Business case analysis based on group generated case study (750-words per student). 15 minute presentation. 

N/AOtherGroupNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4

One individual assignment - based on individual generated case study (1,000-words equivalent)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6

One 2-hour Final Examination (2,000-words equivalent)

N/ACentral examIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6

Two online quizzes (150-words each equivalent) at the midpoint and endpoint. Automatically graded via LMS.

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo10 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6

Sydney, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDennis Wollersheim

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 19
One 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 19 and delivered via online.

LectureWeek: 15 - 15
One 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 15 to week 15 and delivered via online.

LectureWeek: 19 - 19
One 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 19 to week 19 and delivered via online.

WorkShopWeek: 15 - 15
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 15 to week 15 and delivered via face-to-face.
Students have an extra class in weeks 15 and 19 as they have no classes during weeks 20-22 when they are on placement

WorkShopWeek: 19 - 19
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 19 to week 19 and delivered via face-to-face.
Students have an extra class in weeks 15 and 19 as they have no classes during weeks 20-22 when they are on placement

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
Classes not scheduled in Weeks 15-19 because students are on Professional Practice placement during these weeks

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Business case analysis based on group generated case study (750-words per student). 15 minute presentation. 

N/AOtherGroupNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4

One individual assignment - based on individual generated case study (1,000-words equivalent)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6

One 2-hour Final Examination (2,000-words equivalent)

N/ACentral examIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6

Two online quizzes (150-words each equivalent) at the midpoint and endpoint. Automatically graded via LMS.

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo10 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6