Highlights

  • Combine knowledge in business, information technology, and health to supply data that is integral to improving patient care and health services.
  • Immerse yourself in current and emerging technologies to develop skills in new technology, people management, data and information management and the principles of medicine and health care.
  • Opportunities for real experience and networking with placements and site visits.
  • Applicants who have successfully completed an undergraduate degree in a health science or IT-related field may be eligible for credit for prior learning.

Highlights

  • Combine knowledge in business, information technology, and health to supply data that is integral to improving patient care and health services.
  • Immerse yourself in current and emerging technologies to develop skills in new technology, people management, data and information management and the principles of medicine and health care.
  • Opportunities for real experience and networking with placements and site visits.
  • Applicants who have successfully completed an undergraduate degree in a health science or IT-related field may be eligible for credit for prior learning.

Why choose this course?

Employment opportunities in this growing field are excellent. QUT offers the only health information management course in Queensland and our course has been designed to respond to key health challenges in the information age, including investments in eHealth systems and electronic records, management of information requirements across the spectrum of health care and increasing use of evidence for decision making. You will learn the latest methodologies and graduate with knowledge in business, information technology and health.

During this course, you will visit health information managers at major hospitals, government agencies and not-for-profit organisations. These experiences provide insight into the diversity of available roles and offer valuable opportunities to network. You will prepare for transition to the workplace with professional placement that can be completed locally or overseas.

Your study will focus on business management, analysing and managing budgets, and eHealth systems. Health units will develop knowledge in medical terminology, the Australian healthcare system and clinical classifications.

Health information managers are well suited to leadership roles because they understand clinical practices, finance functions, information technology applications and staff management. The combination of knowledge across business, information technology and health will prepare you for many roles.

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What to expect

Health information management combines the clinical and business aspects of health. Health information managers work behind the scenes to collect, manage and report health data to support the clinical care of patients and also to contribute to the management of health services.

Through studies in digital health informatics, management, data analytics and clinical information about diseases and procedures, health
information managers have a wide variety of career opportunities across the health sector.

  • managing comprehensive patient information
  • implementing and managing eHealth systems
  • providing epidemiologists and researchers with data related to health investigation and enquiries
  • supporting management with reports about demand and access of health services
  • preparing information for government agencies about the health status of communities

Careers and outcomes

Careers and outcomes

Graduates are employed, both here and overseas, in:

  • hospitals and other health facilities
  • government health departments
  • software development firms (e.g. eHealth design and implementation projects)
  • health insurance companies
  • health research centres
  • the pharmaceutical industry
  • statistical agencies
  • international aid agencies
  • non-government organisations.

As well as working in health information services, graduates are able to work in specialist positions that include:

  • clinical data manager
  • clinical coder/coding auditor/coding educator
  • clinical governance and risk management officer
  • clinical documentation specialist
  • electronic health record application analyst
  • database administrator
  • business analyst
  • health privacy officer.

Professional recognition

This course is accredited by the Health Information Management Association of Australia. Graduates are eligible for full membership.

Possible careers

  • Clinical Data Manager
  • Corporate Health Officer
  • Health Data and Casemix Analyst
  • Health Information Manager
  • Health Policy Officer
  • Health Privacy Officer
  • Health Services Manager
  • Information Officer
  • Public Health Officer
  • Public Health Program Manager
  • Risk Manager
  • eHealth Project Officer

Details and units

Requirements

OP
13
Selection rank
72.00

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2020.

Don't have an OP or selection rank?

Find out other ways you can apply

Starting uni in 2021?

There are some changes to subjects and the qualifications we’ll consider for entry to QUT from 2021 and beyond. Make sure you’re prepared to apply.

The selection rank is a good indication of the equivalent ATAR.

Find out how these changes might affect you

Course code
PU51
QTAC code
425391
CRICOS code
077705G
Delivery
  • Kelvin Grove
Delivery
  • Kelvin Grove
Duration
3 years full-time
6 years part-time
Duration
3 years full-time
Entry
February
Entry
February
Offer Guarantee
Yes
Deferment

You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.

Assumed knowledge

Before you start this course, we assume you have sound knowledge of the subject/s listed below. If you don't have the subject knowledge, you can still apply for the course but we encourage you to undertake bridging studies to gain the knowledge:

  • English, or Literature, or English and Literature Extension, or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 & 4, C)

More about assumed knowledge

Offer guarantee

If you achieve an ATAR/selection rank of 87.00 or higher (including any adjustments) and satisfy all other admission requirements, you are guaranteed an offer for this course.

Advanced standing

If you have prior studies or work experience, you may be eligible for advanced standing (credit). You can apply for advanced standing once you've been accepted to QUT. If you're in your first semester of study, you must apply for advanced standing within 10 days of receiving your offer.

Applicants who have successfully completed an undergraduate degree in a health science or IT-related field may be eligible for up to one year of credit for prior learning.

More about advanced standing

Deferment

You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.

More about deferring your offer

Adjustments to your selection rank

Any adjustments you receive to your selection rank (or OP equivalent) will be applied to this course.

Find out if you’re eligible for an adjustment to your selection rank

Offers we made to school leavers in Semester 1, 2019

The scores listed in the tables below reflect the offers that were made to recent school leavers. If you are not a school leaver, take a look at the entry thresholds box at the top of this page to see the lowest adjusted scores required overall to receive an offer.

Excluding adjustments Including adjustments
OP Selection rank OP Selection rank
Highest OP/selection rank
to receive an offer
OP 4
Selection rank 94
OP 4
Selection rank 94
Median OP/selection rank
to receive an offer
OP 10
Selection rank 79
OP 9
Selection rank 82
Lowest OP/selection rank
to receive an offer
OP 13
Selection rank 12
OP 12
Selection rank 75

You can find out more about your fellow students’ backgrounds with this course’s student profile.

Other admission options

If you are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, you may be eligible for admission through our Centralised Assessment Selection Process (CASP).

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide to the grades you need to apply for this course.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

I completed secondary school in Australia

Guide to entry thresholds

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2020.

OP
13
Rank
72
Offer guarantee

If you completed secondary school in Australia and achieve an ATAR/selection rank of 87.00 or higher (including any adjustments) and satisfy all other admission requirements, you are guaranteed an offer for this course.

Minimum English language requirements

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide on meeting QUT’s English language requirements.

Your scores and prior qualifications in English-speaking countries are considered. Approved English-speaking countries are Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa, United States of America and Wales.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

We accept English language proficiency scores from the following tests.

English Test Overall Listening Reading Writing Speaking
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
58 50 50 50 50
Cambridge English Score
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement. You must provide your Candidate ID and Candidate Secret Number, these are printed on your Cambridge English Confirmation of Entry.
176 169 169 169 169
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
6.5 6 6 6 6
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
79 16 16 21 18

Don't have the English language score you need? We can help!

We offer English language programs to improve your English and help you gain entry to this course.

When you apply for this course, we will recommend which English course you should enrol in.

Haven't completed an English language test? We can help!

If you have not completed an English language test, you can sit the IELTS test at our IELTS test centre

Course requirements

There are requirements that you will need to meet as a student in this course. You will need to identify these requirements and ensure you allow sufficient time to meet them. Some of these requirements have associated costs.

Blue card: You must undergo a criminal history check for working with children and be issued with a suitability card (blue card) before commencing clinical placement/practicum in an organisation where they may work with children or young people.

The processing of your application may take several months so you must submit your blue card application to HiQ as early as possible to ensure you have your card before you begin any unit that requires contact with children. There is no charge for student blue cards. Students who already have a blue card must register it with QUT.

Information is available from the Additional course requirements and costs website.

Fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually, and they may be subject to increases.

2021 fees

2021: CSP $12,100 per year full-time (96 credit points) (Subject to the passing of legislation)

Additional Costs

There are requirements that you will need to meet as a student in this course. Some of these requirements have associated costs. Information is available from the Additional course requirements and costs website.

 

2021 fees

2021: $31,800 per year full-time (96 credit points)

Additional Costs

There are requirements that you will need to meet as a student in this course. Some of these requirements have associated costs. Information is available from the Additional course requirements and costs website.

 

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

Find out more about undergraduate course fees

HECS-HELP: loans to help you pay for your course fees

You may not have to pay anything upfront if you're eligible for a HECS-HELP loan.

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Scholarships

You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.

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