Master of Health Information Management (37E)

Overview  2018

ATAR

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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

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).

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 offers an introduction to the most-used tools and techniques of health care financial management. The unit covers a broad range of topics that include an overview of the health care system and evolving reimbursement methodologies; health care accounting…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit articulates the links that exist among strategy, organisational design and behaviour, and human resources management. Students will explore human resources functions within organisations and also develop a critical understanding of models of major organisational components that shape the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
Rozelle - SydneySemester 1

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

This unit asks students to reflect on most recent changes in legislation relevant to the provision of health care services in Australia. Employment status of health professionals and issues of work cover, health and safety obligations, anti-discrimination issues will be…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

With a particular emphasis on managerial epidemiology for health care organisations, this unit provides students with a thorough and comprehensive understanding of the application of epidemiological principles to the delivery of health care services and management of health care organisations.…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit will enable you to critically evaluate casemix and activity-based funding systems used in Australian and internationally. You will examine the theory and practice related to clinical classification, diagnosis-related groups, costings and other casemix approaches to enable them to…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

This unit enables you to plan for a period of project-oriented workplace research in the area of administration/management arising out of and in the course of your employment. The aim of the unit is to enable you to critically reflect…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
Rozelle - SydneySemester 1

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

This unit enables you to undertake a period of project-oriented workplace research in the area of administration/management arising out of and in the course of their employment. The aim of the unit is to enable you to critically reflect on…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
Rozelle - SydneySemester 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

This unit focuses on the health information professional and the creation, use, management and destruction of health information. You will critically evaluate the theory, practice and processes used in health information management in Australia and internationally. Governance and standards applicable…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit considers the fundamentals of strategy analysis, with a focus on the global analysis of industry and competition and analysis of the internal environment. Students will reflect on the need for strategic planning, analysis of the health services environment…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

Comparative Health Care Systems explores the health systems of various countries through comparative study. Using a consistent framework, the unit offers an overview of a range of countries' history, government, and economy, as well as a critical analysis of a…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Recent developments in Australian public sector governance are examined in a cross-disciplinary way-blending legal, management, public administration and public policy perspectives. The focus of this unit is to provide insights from empirical evidence and current practice. Student will reflect on…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

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 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

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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