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This unit will enable students to critically evaluate the theory, practice and processes for managing data in the healthcare system. The foundations of health data, information, knowledge and wisdom will be introduced, including the concept of information architecture. Methods and the value of data analysis and interpretation are the central focus of the unit, along with an exploration of the role of data linkage. Students will have opportunities to hear from experts across Australia and participate in industry case studies and analysis.

Summary 2020

Unit name Data, Information and Knowledge
Unit code CRH501
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Nursing
Discipline Nursing

Joel Scanlan

Level Postgraduate
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No



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Teaching Pattern

external, flexible delivery via Internet or CD; a self-directed learning unit. Students complete tasks and activities at their own pace, within the parameters of semester requirements.


Essay (2,000 words) 30%,
Data analysis report (10 – 15 storyboards including 500 words) 45%,
Case study (1,000 words) 25%.

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