Master of Health Information Management (37E)

Overview  2018

ATAR

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Clearly-in Rank

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Duration

Part time only
Minimum 2 Years, up to a maximum of 5 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Location

Rozelle - Sydney
Semester 1, Semester 2

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  Australian Qualification Framework level: 9

This course may not be available to international students. Please see the list of distance courses (i.e. online and taken outside Australia) that are offered to international students

The health information workforce is a rapidly developing one. The Master of Health Information Management (MHIM) is an advanced course designed to provide current and future health information management professionals with rigorous training focused on issues of contemporary professional health information management practice.

Recent industry reports and consultations have highlighted the health information workforce shortages. There is a need for appropriately qualified individuals; professional who have the skills and knowledge to fill decision-making roles to meet the increasingly complex nature of delivering and managing health services in a data-driven environment. This has become increasingly critical given the national move to Activity Based Funding, where hospitals must track their activity at all levels against agreed targets in order to optimise their funding. Added to that is the push for efficiencies in the system through the use of E-health initiatives (electronic medical records, personalised electronic health records, digitalisation) which will only serve to intensify the need for this professional sector of the health workforce in the coming years.

The MHIM is offered on a full fee-paying, part-time basis only (12 units over 2 to 3 years) to domestic students.  All units are delivered primarily off campus (by distance), with non-mandatory, supporting intensive seminars in Sydney (approximately 6-10 days of intensives per year).

Graduates from the Master of Health Information Management degree will have systematic and critical understanding of contemporary health information management and some specialised research skills for the advancement of professional practice.

Graduates will have:

  • cognitive skills to demonstrate expert understanding of theoretical knowledge and to reflect critically on that theory and practice;
  • cognitive skills and use of intellectual independence to think critically, evaluate existing knowledge and ideas, undertake systematic investigation and reflect on theory and practice;
  • expert technical and creative skills applicable health service management;
  • communication skills to explain and critique theoretical propositions, methodologies and conclusions;
  • communication skills to present cogently a complex investigation to communicate results to peers and the community.

Graduates will also demonstrate the application of knowledge and skills:

  • with intellectual independence;
  • with initiative and creativity in new situations and/or for further learning;
  • with full responsibility and accountability for personal outputs;
  • with the ongoing capacity to generate new knowledge in the context of professional practice.

Career outcomes

The Master of Health Information Management (MHIM) is designed for those interested in pursuing a significant management or administrative role in the private or public health sectors. Successful completion of the MHIM provides graduates with a substantial background in relevant health information management theory, research and practice that should enhance your ability to plan and manage successfully in an increasingly complex national and international sector, and within the framework of societal values.

Course structure

Schedule

You will study 12 units in this course: 8 core units and 4 in your selected specialisation. All units are delivered primarily off-campus, with non-mandatory intensive seminars in Sydney.

This unit will enable students to critically evaluate the theory, practice and process for managing clinical documentation improvement (CDI) processes in the healthcare system. The purpose of good documentation will be explored alongside CDI best practice. Student will receive in-depth…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit will enable you to appraise the theory, practice and process for managing safety in the healthcare system. The unit focuses on aspects of safety and risk management in health, whilst identifying quality management tools for the health service…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
Rozelle - SydneySemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit will enable students to critically evaluate the theory and principles related to ontologies, terminologies, and classifications used in health. The unit will explore how these relate to eHealth and health system performance (e.g. casemix and funding) systems used…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
Rozelle - SydneySemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

With global transformation of information in health to electronic formats, health organisations need to invest in improved information governance systems to ensure health data is private and secure. Information governance is the overarching framework of regulations and policies to support…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit offers an introduction to the theory, principles and practices for evidence informed decision making in health organisation management and research. Students will develop the skills to critically appraise scientific evidence to inform and improve decision-making. The relationship between…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
Rozelle - SydneySemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Students will be introduced to a range of topics including understanding and critically evaluating research; ethics policy and procedure; the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research; planning and managing a research projects; information retrieval, and occupational health and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
Rozelle - SydneySemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides students an opportunity to plan a translational research project addressing a contemporary healthcare management issue. Students will examine research theories and frameworks to be able to articulate and justify a rigorous research design. Students will develop skills…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
Rozelle - SydneySemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides students an opportunity to implement and report upon a translational research project addressing a contemporary healthcare management issue. Students will apply and demonstrate research theories, methodologies and skills. Students will be responsible for effective management of their…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
Rozelle - SydneySemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This specialisation prepares students to work as health data analysis and science professionals, there is an increasing reliance on data analytics and knowledge management in health management and an increased need for qualified data analysts and scientists.

This unit introduces you to statistical methods that are useful in the decision making process. It seeks to provide you with basic statistical knowledge for analysing data, and aims to develop your skills in using appropriate statistical methods to make…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit will enable you to critically evaluate the theory, practice and process for managing data in the healthcare system. The foundations of health informatics will be introduced and the role of governance and standards explored. Methods and the value…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
Rozelle - SydneySemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Builds on CRH501Data, Information and Knowledge. The unit is a detailed study of the development, implementation and maintenance of health care systems. It includes an exploration of systems theory as it applies to health information systems. The unit considers the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Plus one elective unit

This specialisation prepares students to work as senior health information governance professionals, a growth area in health service management.

Explores issues relating to change management, particularly current theory and research on the successful introduction of technology in the health environment.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit explores privacy and security issues arising from the use of information and communications technologies in the health care environment. The unit explores legal concepts and issues, with a particular emphasis on the privacy and confidentiality of health information.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides students an opportunity to examine the link between ethics, legislation and governance. Students will investigate the need for ethics to inform legislation, the translation of that legislation into policy, then how policy is enacted through governance. The…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
Rozelle - SydneySemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Plus one elective unit

This specialisation prepares students to strategically lead a complex organisation’s health information service. The focus of this specialisation is on managing health information staff and organisational needs to effectively deliver services, taking account information security, ethical, technological, and analytical requirements.

This unit examines the theories and frequently used techniques of economics, financial and managerial accounting in healthcare organisations. The unit is designed to develop students knowledge and skills for cost efficient and effective decision making based on lessons from both…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit examines the role and function of human resource management. Topics include job design, recruitment and selection of personnel; the development and retention of staff; industrial relations and international HRM. The unit aims to develop the necessary abilities and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides an overview of management concepts and theories to assist in understanding how complex healthcare organisations function. Students are challenged to think about managing conflicting priorities and to reflect on how different lenses afforded by management theory and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
Rozelle - SydneySemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Plus one elective unit

The unit provides students with an opportunity to develop the skills and capacity to apply integrated care in healthcare contexts. Students will draw on theories, models and tools from the literature and assess their application in the delivery of complex…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

he unit enables students to examine the foundation of implementing integrated care in health and across Australian communities. There is a specific focus on investigating inter-professional collaboration and practice for the delivery of whole of person care. Students will examine…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit provides students an opportunity to examine the link between ethics, legislation and governance. Students will investigate the need for ethics to inform legislation, the translation of that legislation into policy, then how policy is enacted through governance. The…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
Rozelle - SydneySemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit examines the theories and frequently used techniques of economics, financial and managerial accounting in healthcare organisations. The unit is designed to develop students knowledge and skills for cost efficient and effective decision making based on lessons from both…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

The unit examines internal and external factors that shape individual, group and organisational behaviours in healthcare. Using management theory, students will scrutinise how the operation of healthcare organisations is determined by stakeholder expectations. Students will investigate critical organisational issues including…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

The purpose of this unit is two-fold. First, to examine the structural arrangements of the organisation of healthcare in Australia. Students will develop an understanding of federal-state relations, and the organisation of acute, primary and aged care services. The challenges…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit provides an overview of management concepts and theories to assist in understanding how complex healthcare organisations function. Students are challenged to think about managing conflicting priorities and to reflect on how different lenses afforded by management theory and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
Rozelle - SydneySemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

With global transformation of information in health to electronic formats, health organisations need to invest in improved information governance systems to ensure health data is private and secure. Information governance is the overarching framework of regulations and policies to support…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Risk Management of organisations is about minimising adversity and maximising the probability that business can continue to operate in periods of unavoidable adversity. This unit will provide an introduction to the principles and processes involved in risk management, and explore…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The unit provides you with an understanding of the nature and development of corporate governance practices. This includes the principles, guidelines, recommendations and suggestions for good corporate governance and governance practices developed and promoted since the early 1990s. The unit…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit covers a wide range of interesting legal topics and teaches you how to analyse, and solve legal problems, all essential skills for those wishing to work in both the fields of accounting and business management.The unit combines topics…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit examines the role and function of human resource management. Topics include job design, recruitment and selection of personnel; the development and retention of staff; industrial relations and international HRM. The unit aims to develop the necessary abilities and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The aims of this unit are: to introduce fundamental concepts of biostatistics and provide a background in descriptive and analytical methods that are used to estimate association between variables. This unit covers statistical theory, data entry and manipulation methods, data…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit explores the nature of change within the broader environmental and organisational context. It will include exploration of current theories and research around issues relating to leading and managing change as well as diffusion of innovation. Strategies for successful…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Considers the increasing impact of technology in contemporary society with a particular focus on health services. The unit explores some current applications of health informatics and identifies a number of issues associated with the use of technology in health care.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit explores privacy and security issues arising from the use of information and communications technologies in the health care environment. The unit explores legal concepts and issues, with a particular emphasis on the privacy and confidentiality of health information.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Explores the evolution of the electronic health record. The unit explores system requirements, vocabulary issues and standards. Privacy and security issues are explored in the context of providing high quality health care.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Explores issues relating to change management, particularly current theory and research on the successful introduction of technology in the health environment.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit introduces you to statistical methods that are useful in the decision making process. It seeks to provide you with basic statistical knowledge for analysing data, and aims to develop your skills in using appropriate statistical methods to make…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit will enable you to critically evaluate the theory, practice and process for managing data in the healthcare system. The foundations of health informatics will be introduced and the role of governance and standards explored. Methods and the value…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
Rozelle - SydneySemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Builds on CRH501Data, Information and Knowledge. The unit is a detailed study of the development, implementation and maintenance of health care systems. It includes an exploration of systems theory as it applies to health information systems. The unit considers the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Entry requirements

For admission to this course you need to have one of the following:
 
a) an Australian bachelor degree or equivalent level standard in any other institution majoring in a management and/or information management related discipline and employment within the health sector; OR
 
b) an Australian post-bachelor degree (Honours, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Master, or Doctorate) or equivalent level standard in any other institution in any discipline and employment in the health sector; OR
 
c) an Australian bachelor degree or equivalent level standard in any other institution in an unrelated discipline and a minimum of two years relevant work experience in the health sector.

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Fees for Domestic students are based on individual unit selections. Please refer to the fees section of each unit description to work out an indicative annual cost.

Annual Tuition Fee is inclusive of the compulsory Student Services and Amenities (SSA) fee. The SSA fee for 2018 is $298 AUD.

International students

International students should refer to the International Students course fees page to get an indicative course cost.

Scholarships

For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

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