Diploma/Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology (Health Information Management)

  • Effective from: 2018
  • Approved Abbreviation: DipICT/BICT(HIM)
  • Western Sydney University Program Code: 6038
  • AQF Level: 7

CRICOS Code: 096984E

This program applies to students who commenced in 2018 or later.

The increasing use of electronic health records requires the accurate and efficient capture, maintenance, security and reporting of health information and the Bachelor of Information Communications Technology (Health Information Management) program will provide students with the knowledge and skills required to build software systems and undertake roles relating to the classification, coding and management of health information within a healthcare setting.

This program will offer students the opportunity to seek employment in health information management and/or clinical coding, recognised as workforce skills shortage areas. Specific content areas addressed include Health Informatics, Systems Analysis and Design, Medical Terminology, Database Design and Development, Healthcare Data Environments, Clinical Classification and Coding, Programming, Web Development, Computer Networking, Health Service Management, Activity Based Funding and Data Quality and Healthcare Software and Systems.

The program also offers direct industry experience via a 20-day work placement.

The first year of this program is delivered by Western Sydney University The College as an agent of Western Sydney University via extended face-to-face hours in smaller learning environments.

A Diploma in Information and Communications Technology (Health Information Management) is also available as an exit point at the end of the first year of the program.

For more information on Western Sydney University, The College, please refer to their web site.

Western Sydney University, The College

Study Mode

Three years full-time.

Students will be required to attend the Kingswood or Parramatta South campus for some learning experiences.

Program Advice

For program advice during your first year of study, please use the contact below 

Miriam Krakovska

For program advice during your second and subsequent years of study, please use the Program Advice contact for the School of Computer, Data and Mathematical Sciences.

Program Advice

Prospective students should visit the following websites for general enquiries about this program.

Enquire about this program| Local Admission | International Admission |

Location

Campus Attendance Mode Advice
Nirimba Campus Full Time Internal See above
Campbelltown Campus Full Time Internal See above
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Full Time Internal See above
Penrith Campus Full Time Internal See above

Work Integrated Learning

Western Sydney University seeks to enhance student learning experiences by enabling students to engage in the culture, expectations and practices of their profession or discipline.  This program includes a placement or other community-based unpaid practical experience.

There is a mandatory work component required for completion of this program.  Please contact the Program Advisor listed above for information.

International students should also refer to the link below for more information and a link to the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS).

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) for international students

Admission

For more information on applying please see link to The College admission pages below.

https://www.westernsydney.edu.au/thecollege/how_to_apply

Domestic students are required to have:

  • Completed an English subject in the NSW Higher School Certificate, or
  • Competency in English at IELTS 6.0 equivalent (unless a native speaker), or
  • Passed The College English test at IELTS 6.0 equivalent, or
  • Passed The College Foundation Studies Academic English subject at C grade level or higher.

Students are also assumed to have completed a Mathematics subject, equivalent to the Mathematics subject in the NSW Higher School Certificate.

Met other entry requirements such as:

  • An ATAR identified prior to the offer of a place, or
  • Completed The College Foundation Studies program with a Grade Point Average of 5.5 or higher.

International students must satisfy one of the following language requirements"

  • IELTS 6.0 with a minimum 5.5 in each sub band, or
  • Completed the College EAP 4 program with a 50% pass, or
  • Passed The College English test at IELTS 6.0 equivalent, or
  • Passed The College Foundation Studies Academic English subject at C grade level or higher for which advanced standing can be applied for.

Academic Entry Requirements vary according to country of origin. However, in general:

  • Completion of Year 12 or its equivalent is the minimum entry requirement, or
  • Completed The College Foundation Studies program with a Grade Point Average of 5.5 or higher.

Recommended Sequence

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 260 credit points which include the subjects listed in the recommended sequence below.

Western Sydney University The College Subjects

Nirimba Campus

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1Credit Points
Term 1 of study  
GEDU 0010 Tertiary Study Skills in Information and Communications Technology (WSTC Prep) 0
COMP 0003 Programming Design (WSTC Prep) 5
MATH 0008 Mathematics 2 (WSTC Prep) 10
COMM 1027 Principles of Professional Communication 1 (WSTC) 10
INFS 2005 Introduction to Health Informatics (WSTC) 10
Term 2 of study  
MATH 0028 Statistics for Academic Purposes (WSTC Prep) 5
INFS 1007 Systems Analysis and Design (WSTC) 10
COMP 1006 Programming Fundamentals (WSTC) 10
INFS 2003 Database Design and Development (WSTC) 10
Term 3 of study  
COMP 2006 Computer Networking (WSTC) 10
MATH 1029 Statistical Decision Making (WSTC) 10
COMP 2017 Programming Techniques (WSTC) 10
 Credit Points100
 Total Credit Points100

Students may exit at this point and graduate with the Diploma in ICT (Health Information Management) following a passing grade in all of the above subjects. 

Students who progress to Year 2 may also be awarded the Diploma if they gain a passing grade in all of the above subjects.

  • Students must pass all College Preparatory subjects before progressing to the Year Two subjects.
  • Students must pass at least 70 credit points of University level subjects in Year One before progressing to the Year Two subjects.

Western Sydney University Subjects

For program advice during your second and subsequent years of study, please use the contact listed for the Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology (Health Information Management).

Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology (Health Information Management)

Campbelltown, Parramatta (Victoria Road) and Penrith Campus

Plan of Study Grid
Year 2
Autumn sessionCredit Points
COMP 2020 Technologies for Web Applications 10
COMP 3007 Computer Networks and Internets 10
INFS 2006 Object Oriented Analysis 10
HLTH 2007 Fundamentals of Medical Concepts and Terminology 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
INFS 3017 Web Systems Development 10
COMP 3020 Social Web Analytics 10
INFS 3010 Healthcare Data Environments 10
BUSM 2020 Health Services Management 10
 Credit Points40
Year 3
Autumn session
INFO 3003 Human-Computer Interaction 10
INFO 3008 Professional Development 10
PUBH 2004 Clinical Classification and Coding 10
BUSM 3015 Health Services Management Practice 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
COMP 3018 Professional Experience 10
INFS 3011 Healthcare Software and Systems 10
INFS 3002 Advanced Clinical Classification 10
INFS 3001 Activity Based Funding/Casemix and Data Quality 10
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points160