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Students in this subject simulate the work of a consultant engaged to provide independent health informatics advice to an organisational client in the health sector. Students receive a realistic consultancy brief in the first week of study, setting out a complex information system or information technology issue related to managing health data, health information or health knowledge within an organisational setting. Students work individually on their approach to this brief, producing and revising drafts of work done regularly throughout the study period. Students also participate regularly in group webinars where they receive information and coaching to achieve consulting project milestones, present draft work they have done to date, and discuss ways to progress through their project. Students produce a final cumulated consultant’s report suitable for inclusion in a professional portfolio.
The subject provides students with skills and knowledge for scoping and staging an industry research project, analysing and solving problems, formulating options, planning to implement recommendations, and enhancing professional written and oral presentation skills.
The subject provides a capstone experience for students in the Master of Information Systems Health specialisation. The subject requires students to synthesise skills and knowledge they have developed from prior study in these subjects: ISYS90069 eHealth and Biomedical Informatics Systems; INFO90001 eHealth and Biomedical Informatics Methods; ISYS90078 Health Data, Information and Knowledge; ISYS90076 IT Infrastructure for eHealth; ISYS90077 eHealth Applications and Solutions, as well as from their elective subjects in health informatics and digital health.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject the student is expected to:
- Independently investigate a complex organisational issue related to a health information systems or health information technology
- Synthesise industry and scientific sources of information about the issue, relevant to an organisational client
- Develop optional responses to the issue and recommended actions, appropriate to an organisational client
- Produce, present and discuss professional reports intended for an organisational client
On completion of this subject, students should have developed the following generic skills:
- Be able to undertake problem identification, formulation and solution
- Have a capacity for independent critical thought, rational inquiry and self-directed learning
- Have a profound respect for truth and intellectual integrity, and for the ethics of scholarship
- Be able to present work in written form
- Be able to present work orally and answer questions about it
Last updated: 11 February 2021