La Trobe University

Master of Health Information Management

La Trobe University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00115M

Build the information-related skills to transform healthcare. The collection and use of quality health data is a specialised and essential skill. We need more experienced health information experts to help provide high-quality health information management, which will ultimately improve care for future patients. Build a highly rewarding career with La Trobe's Master of Health Information Management. You'll combine the clinical and business sides of healthcare to create a career improving the quality of patient care. Prepare for this highly skilled profession by building strong foundations in areas like clinical classification, data analytics, health informatics and health systems management. Then deepen your technical and professional expertise with professional practice placements in healthcare agencies. You'll also receive management training to help you step straight into senior roles in healthcare.

Structure

To qualify for the award of Master of Health Information Management, students must have completed 240 credit points of

Subjects

  • First Year Subjects: Academic Integrity Module
  • Health Classification and Clinical Coding B
  • Health Classification and Clinical Coding C
  • Health Data Analysis A
  • Health Information Ethics and Law
  • Health Information Management C
  • Health Information Professional Practice B
  • Principles of Health Informatics A
  • Principles of Health Informatics B

Standard entry requirements

  • Postgraduate: Prerequisites - Course specific requirements - 195 credit point pathway - COGNATE ENTRY (2 years) Successful completion of an Australian Graduate Certificate in Digital Health (HCDHBU or HCDHO) with 5 years of equivalent industry experience. 180 credit point pathway - COGNATE ENTRY (18 months) Successful completion of the Graduate Certificate Health Data Integrity and Auditing (HCHIA) with 5 years of coding related work experience and successful completion of a prescribed Coding Challenge exam. 180 credit point pathway - COGNATE ENTRY (18 months) Successful completion of the Graduate Certificate Health Data Integrity and Auditing (HCHIA) without 5 years of coding related work experience.
  • Postgraduate: Prerequisites - Undergraduate requirements - Successful completion of an Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent).
  • International: IELTS - 7.0 < 7.0 - 7.0 IELTS (Academic) with no individual band less than 7.0.
  • Note: This course may be subject to alternative or extra entry requirements depending on your life circumstances and/or work experience. For the complete entry requirements, please search for your course on the La Trobe website: latrobe.edu.au/courses

Recognition

The Master of Health Information Management, offered on the Melbourne (Bundoora) campus is currently undergoing re-accreditation by the Health Information Management Association of Australia (HIMAA). Professional membership may require an application to the professional body and may have additional or ongoing requirements beyond completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details. Graduates of the Master of Health Information Management may apply for membership with the Australasian Institute of Digital Health (AIDH) and Clinical Coders Society of Australia (CCSA). Membership may require an application to the professional body and may have additional or ongoing requirements beyond completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Melbourne (Bundoora) International: $87,200 No
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Melbourne (Bundoora).

Your course fees will depend on the subjects you choose to study: each subject has its own costs. The total course fee may vary depending on the subjects you choose, your study load, the time it takes to complete your course and your approved Credit for Prior Learning. Fees correct Friday, Sep 30 2022

Further information

Students must undergo police checks prior to commencing clinical placements. Successful applicants who have not completed a degree in medicine, biomedical science, science (with studies in anatomy and physiology), dentistry, nursing, allied health or health sciences must do a Physiology & Anatomy bridging course as a foundation for further studies. Incoming full-time students must complete a 3-day Bridging Course in Health Classification & Clinical Coding, during Orientation Week.

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