What will I learn?
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
Producing evidence to help understand and improve health outcomes for communities.
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.
The health system relies on the collection, reporting, analysis and management of information to support decisions related to patient care and health service delivery. Employment opportunities for graduates 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. The combination of knowledge across business, information technology and health will prepare you for many roles in health information management.
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
international aid agencies
Which department am I in? QUT Faculty of Health
Applicants must have an aggregate score of 26-39. Other English Language Requirements accepted: Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic) score of 64; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) score of 58; Cambridge English : Proficiency (CPE) overall grade C1.
Students must have sound knowledge in English. They must have knowledge equivalent to four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA).
English Language Requirements:
Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic) overall score is 64 and no sub-score less than 58, Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) overall score is 58, Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) overall Grade is C1. Students from other countries should have country specific requirements equivalent to Australia.
Offered by this university
Queensland University of Technology (QUT) offers below pathways courses for this subject Extended Foundation
Offered by other partners
This university accepts pathways courses from Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation (APU)
A$29,300.00 (US$ 22,918) per year
19 February 2018
Kelvin Grove Campus Victoria Park Road, KELVIN GROVE, Queensland, 4059, BRISBANE, Australia