Health information management

Why study health information management?

Work in the business side of medicine and be part of an important team running hospitals around Australasia.

Learn about:

  • medical/clinical classification
  • health information management
  • health informatics and e-health
  • and learn to analyse and manage health data

You have the option of an early-exit at the end of Year 3, with the Bachelor of Health Sciences (Medical Classification); you can work as a Medical/Clinical Coder in mid-size hospitals and health centres throughout Australasia.

Health Information Management at La Trobe

Career opportunities

There is a national shortage for health information management and medical/clinical coder graduates, which means are graduates are in high demand. Salaries range from $50,000 at entry level to over $180,000 at senior level.

Our graduates work in a wide range of health care settings including hospitals, health services, health-related research centres and government health departments. You may move straight into management as the course includes management training. We also combine health and IT so people with IT talent may join a helping profession.

Short courses

We also offer single subject study. Visit our short courses page to find out more.

Courses

Doctor of Philosophy

Semester starts: Anytime Anytime
Duration: 4 years full-time or equivalent part-time 4 years

Master of Applied Science

Semester starts: See additional information Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Duration: 2 years full-time, or the equivalent part-time 2 years

Your study experience

Health information management placements

Practical placements are an important part of our program.

Overseas study opportunities

You may be eligible for our student exchange program.

About the academic staff

The paramedicine staff employed at La Trobe University are highly qualified and motivated individuals who share their experience and enthusiasm with students, and align curriculum content with international best practice.  They are determined to produce resilient, critical thinking and capable clinicians that can thrive in this exciting profession.

View all the staff from the College of Science, Health and Engineering.