Master of Health Information Management (37E)

Overview  2021

Entry Requirements

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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

Distance Sydney
Semester 1, Semester 2

Full Fee Paying places available

This course may not be available to international students. Please see the International Online Course Guide (PDF 809KB) for courses 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).

For more information about the Australian Institute of Health Service Management (AIHSM) including our people and our industry partners please visit our webpages at: https://www.utas.edu.au/business-and-economics/disciplines-and-institutes/australian-institute-of-health-service-management

Key contacts

Current student enrolment questions and adviceUConnect
Course CoordinatorProf David Greenfield

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.

Please note: the core units you will complete are currently under review and may change in 2021 based on Course Coordinator advice. Your study plan will be updated to reflect this advice. Please get in touch with U.Connect@utas.edu.au if you have any concerns or are unsure about which units you will need to complete.

 

This unit will enable students 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

This unit is currently unavailable.

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 practise. Student will receive in-depth…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

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 will examine the fundamentals in healthcare information. The challenge for health information managers is understanding different ways information systems idenitfy the same concept. Health information management is ensuring shared standard ontology, coding through classifcations and terminologies are in…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
Rozelle - SydneySemester 1

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

This unit allows students to develop the methodological framework and tools by which to undertake a translational research project addressing a contemporary healthcare management issue. Students will conceptualise and prepare their project applying the values and principles of research integrity,…

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 conduct and report upon a translational research project addressing a contemporary healthcare management issue. Students will be responsible for the effective management of their research team, involving industry and academic supervisors. Students are…

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 practice of 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 managerial epidemiology and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
Rozelle - SydneySemester 2

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

Strategic planning and the delivery of healthcare services to the community requires the application of highly complex data analysis knowledge and skills. This specialisation focuses upon the development of these capabilities to enable health professionals to be effective managers of services, departments and organisations.    

This unit will examine the fundamentals in healthcare information. The challenge for health information managers is understanding different ways information systems idenitfy the same concept. Health information management is ensuring shared standard ontology, coding through classifcations and terminologies are in…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
Rozelle - SydneySemester 1

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

Managers need an understanding of statistics for four key reasons: To properly present, and describe information. To draw conclusions about large populations based only on information obtained from samples. To obtain reliable forecasts. To improve business processes. These four reasons…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

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

This unit explores the principles, theories and practice of epidemiology. Students are provided with a comprehensive introduction to the collection and interpretation of epidemiological data within the framework of health. The unit content covers the broad areas of disease distribution,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

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

Builds on CRH501 Data, 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…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

Healthcare management relies upon the development, implementation and monitoring of complex information governance systems. This specialisation focuses upon the development of system and organisational perspectives to achieve corporate and clinical governance requirements.     

This unit will enable students to appraise the theory, practice and process for achieving safety and quality in healthcare organisations. The unit focuses on identifying quality management processes, practices and tools for the review and improvement of healthcare delivery. Additionally,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
Rozelle - SydneySemester 2

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

Explores the changes occurring in the structure and delivery of health services as a result of technologies such as the Internet and telehealth. The unit considers the impact of such technology on consumers, communities, health professionals and health services.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

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

This unit explores issues relating to diffusion of innovation, technology acceptance, and change management. Relevant theories relating to these areas are critically analysed. Strategies for successful implementation of technology are explored, including the identification of barriers to implementation. The diffusion…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

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

Builds on CRH501 Data, 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…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

To effectively lead healthcare organisations executives and managers need to understand the interrelated systems and behaviours that comprise them. This specialisation focuses upon examining systems, processes and behaviours to enable health professionals to be leaders in complex environments.   

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
Rozelle - SydneySemester 2

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

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
Rozelle - SydneySemester 1

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

Systems thinking is an approach to public health that allows us to understand and manage complex problems. The purpose of this unit is to introduce key systems thinking concepts and practical methods to address complexity to improve the health of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

Evaluation is a core function of public health and health system leadership. It provides evidence to improve the design, delivery, reach and impact of health interventions in the many different contexts of the health system. This unit develops student competencies…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 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, information management/technology or health related discipline and relevant work experience in 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 relevant work experience 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

Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in. Full fee paying domestic students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Detailed tuition fee information for domestic students is available at the Domestic Student Fees website, including additional information in relation to a compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

Domestic students enrolled in certain postgraduate coursework programs may not be eligible for student payments through Youth Allowance and Austudy. Visit the Department of Social Services website to find out more about eligibility for Centrelink support and the list of eligible courses

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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