HLTH402-24S2 (C) Semester Two 2024

Health Information Management

30 points

Start Date: Monday, 15 July 2024
End Date: Sunday, 10 November 2024
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 28 July 2024
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 29 September 2024


This course examines how Information Technology meets the information needs of health provider organisations, practitioners, and consumers and how IT can play a significant and positive role in the provision of healthcare services.

The rapid expansion of information technology, combined with an escalating demand for health services and changing patterns of health care delivery, have had a major impact on the health sector. The transition from “Industrial Age Medicine” to “Information Age Health Care” (British Medical Journal - 1997, 314, 1495) has created unprecedented pressure for new ways to provide, present, manage and monitor health information, with information technology central to these processes. Worldwide, there is now huge investment in such technology, which in one way or another is used by most health practitioners on a daily basis. Advanced training in health information management is increasingly being sought by health sector administrators and managers, technical and support staff, and clinicians whose effective performance of their role is increasingly reliant on up-to-date and well-managed information.

Learning Outcomes

  • By the end of the HLTH402 course students will be expected to demonstrate an understanding of:

  • demonstrate and distinguish between the contributions of information, information management and technology within the New Zealand health system
  • describe the major themes for the health information strategy for New Zealand
  • explore the difference between health data, information and knowledge
  • apply, describe and appreciate health classification schema/clinical coding systems
  • describe the scope and purpose of paper-based and electronic health records
  • describe the methodologies that can be used to design and develop health information and clinical decision support systems and
  • describe health information with respect to: standards, privacy, confidentiality, security and legal issues.


Subject to approval of the Head of School

Timetable 2024

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Intensive Block Course A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 09:00 - 17:00 Manawa HREF HPG10
15 Jul - 21 Jul
Intensive Block Course B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 09:00 - 17:00 Manawa HREF HPG10
23 Sep - 29 Sep
Intensive Block Course C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00 Manawa HREF HPG10
23 Sep - 29 Sep
Intensive Block Course D
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00 Manawa HREF HPG10
23 Sep - 29 Sep

Contact Person

Jalal Mohammed


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Research Essay 45%
Independent project proposal/plan 10%
Independent project presentation 45% Oral presentation in last week of class

Textbooks / Resources

Most readings are available electronically through the Learn site. Some material will be distributed in class.

Additional Course Outline Information

Assessment and grading system

Grading Scale
Grade    GPA Value        Marks

A+              9            90 – 100
A                8            85 – 89.99
A-               7            80 – 84.99
B+              6            75 – 79.99
B                5            70 – 74.99
B-               4            65 – 69.99
C+              3            60 – 64.99
C                2            55 – 59.99
C-               1            50 – 54.99
D                0            40 – 49.99
E               -1             0 – 39.99

A Pass is 50 marks or over

Late submission of work

Late submission of work, without an approved extension will incur a 5% penalty for that assignment.

Other specific requirements

Students are expected to actively engage with the materials available on the LEARN site. Assignments must be in Times New Roman 12 point 1.5 space format.  

Students are expected to engage in the participatory activities of the course, both web and class-based.

Requests for extensions

Extensions are rarely granted, and only in extreme circumstances.


Assignments may not be resubmitted.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $2,381.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see School of Health Sciences .

All HLTH402 Occurrences

  • HLTH402-24S2 (C) Semester Two 2024
  • HLTH402-24S2 (D) Semester Two 2024 (Distance)