Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students are introduced to the purpose, scope and functionalities of healthcare information systems. Students develop skills in health software, and health systems development and management, in applied clinical environments including primary and acute care. Students 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 to exemplify theory and applications, such as patient appointment and recall systems.

SchoolPsychology and Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJenn Lee

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

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

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules



Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsCo-taught with HIM3HIA

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources

Systems Analysis and Design

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrescribed

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


Edition/Volume11TH EDN



Chapter/article titleN/A



Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready


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 health systems in the context of their application, and create models using standard modelling tools such as Unified Modelling Language (UML), software use cases, and data flow diagrams.
02. Identify and summarise health organisational systems requirements from system models.
03. Create reports and user interfaces compliant with interface design principles.
04. Compare and contrast health computer system architecture choices, and choose appropriate architectures.
05. Design and justify systems maintenance and support procedures.
06. Generate a software business case, categorising and weighing alternatives, justifying decisions.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Blended


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDennis Wollersheim

Class requirements

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

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 19 - 19
One 3.00 hours lecture/workshop per study period 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

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 15 - 15
One 3.00 hours lecture/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: 10 - 19
One 2.00 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 19 and delivered via face-to-face.
Classes should not be scheduled in Weeks 20-22 because students are on Professional Practice placement during these weeks


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One individual assignment A (1,200-words)
Assessment Rubric Assignment A includes both a written report and system model diagrams to demonstrate how data flows through systems. This assessment requires students to translate a workflow process into related system processes.

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo25 SILO1

One 2-hour final examination (equivalent 2000 words)
Short answer and construction of schematic diagrams.

N/ACentral examIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

One 15 min. team presentation (equiv. 350 words per student) & team written report (equiv 800 words)
Groups ideally 4 in size.

N/AOtherGroupNo15 SILO6

One individual assignment B (1,200-words)
Assignment B, will involve a written report with the interpretation of a particular component of nomenclature testing their understanding of how health data is created through to its capture and end reporting in information systems.

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6

One on-line quiz (500 words equivalent) equivalent of 15 minute timed quiz

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo5 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5