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Bachelor of Health Information Management

Collect, maintain and manage data to improve health services. Queensland’s only health information management course offers industry placements during your study.
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Guide to entry thresholds

OP
12
Selection rank
73
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Campus
Kelvin Grove
Campus
Kelvin Grove
Duration
3 years full-time
6 years part-time
3 years full-time
Entry
February
February
QTAC code
425391
CRICOS
077705G

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2018.

 

Why choose this course?

QUT offers the only health information management course in Queensland. The course has been designed in response to national health reforms and the introduction of eHealth systems and associated infrastructure. Employment opportunities are excellent.

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.

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.

What to expect

Health information managers (HIM) collect, maintain and analyse data that can improve patient care and help the health system run efficiently. The role is varied but may include:

  • 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

Career outcomes

Career outcomes

Graduates find employment, both here and overseas, in a range of environments including:

  • 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:

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

Professional recognition

Graduates of this course are eligible for full graduate membership of the Health Information Management Association of Australia.

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

Requirements

OP 12
Rank 73

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2018.

Don't have an OP or rank?

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

Assumed knowledge

Before you start this course we assume you have sound knowledge in these areas:

  • English

We assume that you have knowledge equivalent to four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA).

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Guaranteed entry

If you receive an adjusted OP 1-5 (or equivalent selection rank), you are guaranteed an offer for this course in the major offer round.

Offers we made to school leavers in Semester 1, 2018

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 3
Selection rank 95
OP 1
Selection rank 99
Median OP/selection rank to receive an offer
OP 10
Selection rank 78
OP 9
Selection rank 81
Lowest OP/selection rank to receive an offer
OP 12
Selection rank 73
OP 12
Selection rank 73

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

Minimum academic requirements

I completed my studies outside of Australia

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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, 2018.

OP
12
Rank
73
Did you get an OP 1-5?

If you completed secondary school in Australia and received an OP 1-5 or equivalent, and you meet the course prerequisites, you are guaranteed an offer for this course in the January offer round

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, Singapore, 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
Cambridge English Advanced (CAE)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. You must provide your Cambridge English 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 within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
6.5 6 6 6 6
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. Please assign your test to QUT in your Pearson profile.
58 50 50 50 50
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
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

Advanced standing

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.

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.

2019

2019: CSP $9,400 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.

 

2019

2019: $30,700 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.

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

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Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship (Academic)

A scholarship for future undergraduate students who want to study in any faculty.

Scholarship eligibility
Academic performance

Equity scholarships scheme

A scholarship for low-income students studying in any faculty.

Scholarship eligibility
Struggling financially

Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship (Elite Athlete)

A scholarship for future undergraduate students who want to study in any faculty.

Scholarship eligibility
Sporting excellence

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