Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject you will examine the impact of advanced information technologies on the management of change in health information services and health information and communications technology (ICT) services. They will address professional issues, strategic planning, budget preparation and management, staffing practices and workplace legislation specific to the management of health data and information. This subject draws together all components of the course, enabling you to develop an overview of health information management practice, and providing them the opportunity to synthesise critical and emerging technological, management, legislative, clinical and policy developments.

SchoolPsychology and Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJenn Lee

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesHIM5PPB OR HIM4PPB


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/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 the socio-technical factors surrounding health information management environments and their implications for health information management work.
02. Demonstrate the knowledge and skills to develop strategies supporting macro- and micro-planning functions, budgetary and financial operations, and management in health information environments.
03. Assess and evaluate the relevance of theoretical approaches to staff management in the areas of patient/client information, and achieve competence in applying a set of practical management skills in health information workplaces.
04. Apply safety, equity and other relevant legislative requirements to the health information service and health ICT workplace.
05. Demonstrate acquired knowledge and competence in the development, implementation and embedding of change driven by emerging technologies and changing policy environments in health information management.
06. Communicate confidently and effectively when presenting to an audience in the workplace, and negotiating in the health information management role.
07. Demonstrate understanding of approaches to health information management-related crisis management and problem solving informed by emerging legislative, technological and policy developments.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJenn Lee

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h workshop per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
One individual 1,500-word assignment Essay, verbal presentation.N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO3, SILO6, SILO7
One 2-hour final examination (equiv. 2250 words) Exam consists of 6 long answer questions onlyN/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO7
Group presentations and Report (equiv.3000 words per student) Part A and Part B (20 mins per student equiv.2000 words per student and report equiv 1000 per student) Minimum 3 students, Maximum 5 per group. Presentation of a case study related to theory learnt.N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO2, SILO3, SILO6, SILO7