Courses & Units

Health Data Management, Information Analysis and Improvement BAA735


Special Note: this unit is offered in even-numbered years only.


Theories and approaches to health data management, information analysis and service improvements are reviewed to provide a foundation for enhanced organisational information management. Issues and key challenges addressed include ethics, legal and security requirements for managers and professionals, to enable improvements in database management and clinical documentation. Frameworks and models for information analysis and reporting will be investigated, including strategies for measuring and monitoring organisational and clinical outcomes and experiences. The challenge of seeking to meet diverse outcomes, as necessary in value-based care and the quadruple bottom aim, and how they interact with each other, will be explored. Students will have opportunities to hear from experts across Australia and participate in industry case studies and analysis.

[Special Note: this unit is offered in even-numbered years only.]


Unit name Health Data Management, Information Analysis and Improvement
Unit code BAA735
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
Discipline Australian Institute of Health Service Management
Coordinator Doctor Joel Scanlan
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Postgraduate


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Rozelle - Sydney Semester 1 Off-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022

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Unit census dates currently displaying for 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Evaluate the theory and principles of managing health data and clinical documentation systems
  • Compare and contrast the practice of, standards promoting and governance arrangements for health data and clinical documentation management
  • Analyse health data and information systems to evaluate the performance of a health program or service
  • Articulate the ethical, legal and political issues in health data and documentation improvement
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
020301 $1,002.00 $1,002.00 not applicable $2,402.00

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AssessmentReport (40%)|Presentation (20%)|Essay (40%)
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Abdelhak M, and Hanken MA 2015, Health information: Management of a strategic resource 5th edn, Saunders, USA. (Available as an e-book)

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