Courses & Units

Health Information Systems CRH608



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 the life cycle of a health information system, including strategic and tactical information planning and project management and explores the impact on the organisation of each phase of the life cycle. It explores both technical (infrastructure, hardware & software, Standards & Codes) and people issues (education & skill development, changes to roles) which need to be resolved in the process of implementing a successful health information system. The unit also explores the role and impact of the informatics professional and the informatics/IT department within the health organisation.


Unit name Health Information Systems
Unit code CRH608
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Nursing
Discipline Nursing

Lauren Hoban

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


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 12/7/2021 10/8/2021 30/8/2021 17/10/2021

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2020: $1,190.00 2020: $2,402.00 069999

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Teaching Pattern

flexible delivery via Internet or CD; self-directed tasks and activities


Written Assessment 1 - 2500 words (50%).

Written Assessment 2 - 2500 words (50%).

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