Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedClayton First semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Ms Janette Agg


How health data is collected, stored and communicated, and how that data is processed into health information suitable for administrative and clinical decision making. Issues include the language of healthcare, coding of data, EDI, Health Level 7. Systems thinking, types of health information systems and their operational and control features. Interactions between systems and subsystems. Operational transaction processing systems. Process modelling techniques for modelling health information processes. Processes for construction of customer interfaces.


Essay 40% and Assignment 60%

Chief examiner(s)

A/Prof Lisa McKenna

Contact hours

4 hours per week