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Overview

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OP 12

Rank 74

  • Graduates contribute to making a difference for patients and the community through the provision of health information services.
  • Immerse yourself in current and emerging technologies through a workplace-led, eHealth-enabled environment to develop your skills in health information technology, people management, data and information management and the principles of medicine and health care.
  • Bring all your knowledge and skills together in a practical setting, via the final year capstone unit.
  • Graduates find employment in Australia and overseas.
  • Applicants who have successfully completed an undergraduate degree in a health science or IT-related field may be eligible for credit for prior learning.
QTAC course code425391
QUT course code PU51
Attendance Part-time or Full-time
Course duration 3 years full-time
6 years part-time
Start month 2014 February
Deferment You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.
Delivery On campus
  • Kelvin Grove
Faculty
  • Faculty of Health
Course contact Student Business Services (SBS) Admissions:
CRICOS code077705G
Careers
  • Administrator
  • Clinical Data Manager
  • Corporate Health Officer
  • eHealth Project 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

Details

Why choose this course?

QUT's Bachelor of Health Information Management course reflects the Australian Government’s implementation of health reforms and investment in eHealth and activity-based funding initiatives. These national reforms are significantly increasing activities to support the collection, reporting, analysis and management of health information, and the development of health information infrastructure, for evidence-based decision making for healthcare and health service delivery.

QUT has designed this specialist health information management degree to provide graduates with skills and competencies in health management information systems to provide evidence for policy, funding and decision making, to support administrative and clinical work flows, to undertake human resource management and business analysis.

Qualified health information managers focus on providing information management solutions to support health care, planning, public health and medical research. Health information management skills are needed to help provide sustainable solutions to improve national and facility-based health information systems. Getting the right information at the right time into the hands of clinicians, health workers, health officials and policy makers facilitates informed decisions.

Course summary

Students will experience current and emerging technologies in a workplace-led, ehealth-enabled environment. Students develop skills in health information technology, people management,  and data and information management within the context of medicine and health care.

A selection of units within the Bachelor of Health Information Management course are offered in block mode:

  • Medical terminology, anatomy and physiology
  • Introduction to clinical classification
  • Advanced clinical classification.

The degree culminates in a capstone unit that will provide preparation for transition into the workplace by bringing together the knowledge acquired in a practical setting.

Career outcomes

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

  • hospitals and other health facilities
  • government health departments
  • health computing/software development firms
  • health insurance companies
  • health research centres
  • the pharmaceutical industry
  • statistical agencies
  • international aid agencies
  • non-governmental organisations.

 

Careers include:

  • health information services manager
  • chief information officer
  • clinical data manager
  • health data and casemix analyst
  • clinical coder/coding auditor/coding educator
  • ehealth project officer
  • general and clinical administration
  • clinical governance and risk management officer
  • health privacy officer.

Professional recognition

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

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 (advanced standing).

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

Entry requirements

Guide to entry cut-offs

OP 12

Rank 74

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).

More about assumed knowledge

Did you get an OP 1-5?

If you receive an OP 1-5 or equivalent, you're guaranteed an offer for this course in the major offer round.

Course fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. All fees are based on current fixed fee prices. We review fees annually.

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.

2014: CSP $4,500 per Study Period (48 credit points) (subject to annual review)

Student Services and Amenities Fee

You'll need to pay the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) as part of your course costs.

More information on the SSAF

HECS-HELP: loans to help you pay 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 and financial support

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

These scholarships are available for this course:

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You may also be eligible for Centrelink payments

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How to apply for Bachelor of Health Information Management

You apply through QTAC for all our undergraduate courses.

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  1. Found all the courses you want to apply for - you can apply for up to 6.
  2. Checked important dates.
  3. Checked you meet the entry requirements.
  4. Checked your course costs and if you're eligible for financial support.

All done? Then you're ready to apply.

Important: Make a note of the QTAC code for this course (425391) because you'll need to enter it as part of your QTAC application.

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