Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will develop expertise in planning and implementing systems, agreements and health information services. They will develop an understanding of project management frameworks and an ability to apply project management skills and knowledge in health system and project implementation and management, developing proficiency in the use of appropriate tools including software to support systems implementation. Students will also develop expertise in planning and preparing health contracts, incorporating requirements and specifications relating both to technology and business-related contracts.

SchoolPsychology and Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJenn Lee

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted in HMHIM and have completed HIM4PPB OR No other rule applies


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsHIM4PPB is a prerequisite for HMHIM students. Alternately, the subject is taken as a postgraduate elective for other postgraduate courses such as the Masters in Healthcare Data Analytics.

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A


The fast forward MBA in project management

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AuthorVerzuh E.





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Project management in health and community services: getting good ideas to work.

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AuthorDwyer J, Stanton P & Thiessen V.





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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. Critically analyse project management theory, principles and skills to the conceptualisation, development, and implementation of health information and health informatics/health ICT systems, using appropriate frameworks and tools.
02. Evaluate new health information system or service implementations and analyse opportunities for improvement and change.
03. Formulate specifications and requirements for health technology and service-related contracts and health service agreements.
04. Identify and develop innovative, adaptive Project Management attributes that successfully harness the talent of project team members to achieve complex problem solving

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Online


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDennis Wollersheim

Class requirements

Lecture/SeminarWeek: 32 - 43
One 3.00 h lecture/seminar per week from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via online.
Students to complete online components equivalent to one 1-hour lecture and one 2-hour seminar per week.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
One 4000 word team assignment (approximately 1000 words per student) Ideally has 4 members and the Group Assignment involves creating a Statement of Work document and Tender Request document based on the detailed case scenario provided. Each member would contribute approximately 750 words for this assignment.N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO3, SILO4
One 2500 word individual assignment Students are required to complete several business documents that formulate key components of a Project. These include a Work breakdown task relationship document, Statement of Work and Risk Management Plan. These formal documents are created in response to a short scenario that a student can choose from a selection of cases provided.N/AN/AN/ANo45 SILO1, SILO2
One x one hour individual on-line quiz equivalent to 1500 words There is a final summative quiz conducted online and consists of 32 questions that are a mixture of multiple choice and true and false questions. The students are allocated 40minutes to complete this quiz.N/AN/AN/ANo35 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4