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La Trobe University

  • 24% international / 76% domestic

Master of Health Information Management

  • Masters (Coursework)

There is a pressing and rapidly growing demand throughout the health sector for experts in all areas of health information management.This course combines theory with extensive hands-on experience in work environments across the health sector.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
Duration
2 years full-time
Course Code
062804F
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Mar, Jul
Domestic Fees
$33,400 per year / $66,800 total
International Fees
$43,600 per year / $87,200 total

About this course

There is a pressing and rapidly growing demand throughout the health sector for experts in all areas of health information management.

This course combines theory with extensive hands-on experience in work environments across the health sector. You'll develop expertise in health classification, casemix systems, and activity-based performance management in health. You'll also learn about health informatics and e-health, and how to develop and manage health information systems, analyse health data, and conduct research using health information. You'll also receive management training so you can move straight into management positions.

When you complete the course you'll be prepared for work across the health sector including in hospitals and other healthcare facilities, health services, the health insurance and health ICT sectors, health-related research centres and in government health departments.

Our course allows graduates of other disciplines to gain the skills and knowledge to join this expanding field.

You'll study at our Melbourne Campus for two years full-time or the part-time equivalent. You'll complete professional practice placements in healthcare agencies and you can apply for a limited number of professional placement scholarships.

The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 9.

Study locations

Melbourne

Career pathways

This course prepares you for work in a wide range of agencies throughout the health sector including in hospitals, health services, health-related research centres, private health organisations, and government health departments. You'll receive management and health business training so you can move straight into a management position.

We also incorporate training in

  • research and health data analytics
  • research skills
  • clinical coding
  • health ICT skills, and
  • project management.

Our graduates are working as:

  • Health Information Managers
  • health/clinical database and disease registry managers
  • researchers
  • project officers
  • data analysts
  • clinical coders
  • health system development and implementation specialists
  • electronic medical record implementation managers
  • privacy officers
  • healthcare quality managers, and
  • information managers in Australia and overseas.

They have secured full-time employment at metropolitan and regional health agencies such as

  • hospitals
  • the Department of Health and Human Services
  • Cancer Council Victoria
  • Breast Screen
  • Murdoch Children Research Institute
  • Community Health Services
  • Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
  • National Coronial Information System
  • health software and system development firms
  • health insurance companies, etc

A couple of our graduates have taken the opportunity to work in Beijing at the China National Health Development Research Center.

Professional recognition

The Master of Health Information Management is accredited by the Health Information Management Association of Australia (HIMAA). Membership may require an application to the professional body and may have additional or ongoing requirements beyond completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.

Graduates of the Master of Health Information Management may apply for membership with the Australasian Institute of Digital Health (AIDH) and Clinical Coders Association of Australia (CCSA). Membership may require an application to the professional body and may have additional or ongoing requirements beyond completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.