Undergraduate | LTU-HIM1003 | 2024
Management Of Health Information
- Study method
- 100% online
- 100% online
- Start dates
- 29 July 2024
- Entry requirements
- Part of a degree
- 12 weeks
HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP available
Management Of Health Information
About this subject
On successful completion you will be able to:
- Use health information as a dynamic and strategic resource competently by summarising the content, format, and uses of clinical information for patient care, with a particular focus on a client’s hospital record.
- Explain the movement of a patient and their record throughout the health service and analyse the flow of health data from collection (at point-of-care) to post discharge.
- Apply appropriate health information standards and understanding of key elements of administrative and clinical information systems to describe individual clinical data.
- Explain the role(s) of Health Information Managers in the management of a Health Information Service.
- Review the operational processes of records management and patient information systems.
- Use academic and health industry resources to critically examine and communicate health topics.
- Demonstrate high professional ethical standards, participate in multidisciplinary team environments, and demonstrate awareness of the social and ethical implications of professional and personal activities.
- The Health Information Management Professional
- Professional Communication
- Health Data Content, Creation and Collection
- Health Information Uses and Quality
- Security of Health Information
- Health Record Formats and Standards
- Health Records Management
- Professional Practice Placement
In this subject you will be introduced to types, uses and applications, of personal and aggregate health data and other information within Australian healthcare agencies. Administrative and clinical systems used for capturing health information on individual patients and clients will be examined. Clinical recording methodologies, health information standards and decision support systems are introduced. The uses of aggregate data are studied in relation to information systems; health information flow; and health data quality and integrity. Electronic and manual systems for health record identification, filing, and tracking are discussed. Case studies, enquiries, and professional placements are used to apply critical theories to health applications. You will integrate theory and practice by undertaking a short five-day professional practice placement in the Health Information Service of a healthcare agency to which you are assigned. Hospital on-site placements are a core requirement for all students regardless of the instance (blended or online) in which you are enrolled. To meet professional competency requirements students must pass both the professional placement and academic components of the subject.
- Individual report (1500 words equivalent) Pass is required to demonstrate appropriate understanding of placement. (40%)
- Final Text – one hour (1000 words equivalent) (30%)
- Individual quiz – 30 minutes (500 words equivalent) (10%)
- Group assignment (Equivalent to 750 words per student) (20%)
- Hurdle requirements: Pre-placement briefing attendance, compliance with pre-placement documentation and immunisation requirements, successful completion of 5 days (35 hours) on placement (pass grade required). (0%)
For textbook details check your university's handbook, website or learning management system (LMS).
The third university established in Victoria, La Trobe University has a diverse community of more than 38,000 students and staff. Its commitment to excellence in teaching and research prepares students to make a bold and positive impact in today's global community. La Trobe provides Open Universities Australia with its core tenets, entrepreneurship and sustainability.
Learn more about La Trobe.
Explore La Trobe courses.
- QS Ranking 2024:
- Times Higher Education Ranking 2024:
Part of a degree
To enrol in this subject you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
- LAT-HIM-DEG-2024 - Bachelor of Health Information Management
You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:
Prerequisites: Students must be admitted in the following course: HB001O.
No additional requirements
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.
Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.
Find out more information on Commonwealth Loans to understand what this means to your eligibility for financial support.
Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses