Program Overview

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.

From hospitals and community health centres to specialist disease registries – you'll graduate prepared to build a career in any area of healthcare.

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  Location

MelbourneAustralia

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  Course Duration

24 Months

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  Tuition Fee

AU$ 41,400

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IELTS: 7 TOEFL: 98

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Core subjects

Core subjects are required subjects in your course. You need to complete these subjects to attain your degree.
 

  • 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
  • Analysis Of Health Data B
  • Health Information Management D
  • Health Systems Implementation
  • Principles Of Health Informatics C
  • Health Information Professional Practice C

Academic entry requirement

Prerequisites


Successful completion of an Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent).

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.

WAM - Weighted Average Mark (WAM) 70%

Selection criteria
 

  • All students are expected to undertake two bridging courses: the Anatomy and Physiology Bridging course, and the Health Classification and Clinical Coding bridging course. These are designed to enable students to develop critical foundation knowledge required to undertake the course. Students entering the Masters program with specialised health and classification experience and practice may be eligible to sit assessments awarding recognition of prior learning.


Note: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.

English language requirement
7.0 IELTS (Academic) with no individual band less than 7.0.

Annual tuition
A$43 600 per 120 credit points.

Note: 120 credit points represents full-time study for one year.

When you graduate, you'll be well-placed to find employment in a range of healthcare industries, including hospitals, community health centres and specialist disease registries.

Possible roles include:
 

  • Health information manager
  • Clinical coder
  • Healthcare data analyst
  • Medical research officer

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