Graduate Certificate in Health Data Integrity and Auditing

La Trobe University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00115M

This one-year part-time program is designed to provide individuals from throughout the healthcare sector, who work with health data, with the practical knowledge and skills for managing, evaluating and auditing clinical and funding-related health data, data quality, and datasets. This specialised course also offers eligible health information managers and health information manager-clinical coders the option of a certificate of competency in internal, or external, clinical coding auditing, for which they must demonstrate substantial competence in an optional ICD-10- AM classification examination and minimum marks in the subject HIM4AAP. Studies will primarily be conducted at the Online, with one elective subject delivered at Melbourne (Bundoora) Campus.

Structure

$28,400 per 120 credit points.* Note: 120 credit points represents full-time study for one year. *The Graduate Certificate in Health Data Integrity and Auditing requires completion of 60 credit points. The tuition fee La Trobe will charge you for undertaking this course $14,200.

Subjects

  • Health Data Sets and Data Integrity
  • Introduction to Activity Based Funding and Auditing
  • Applied Auditing Project. Students select one subject from the 2 listed below: Principles of Health Informatics
  • Clinical Documentation Improvement

Standard entry requirements

Academic level:- Australian Bachelor's degree (or equivalent). Alternate entry:- Admission may be granted to applicants without an undergraduate degree but with relevant work experience.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Melbourne Domestic: $14,200
No information available Yes No information available

Further information

There is considerable evidence of a substantial projected need for qualified health data auditors throughout the healthcare sector. These categories are: Clinical Coding Auditors, who must have a deep knowledge of, and experience in, the specialised ICD-10-AM classification; and Health Data Auditors, who may have a more general interest in the analysis and auditing of non-coded health data in any area of the healthcare system. There is a very urgent need for currently practising health information managers and health information manager-clinical coders to upskill in the specialised areas of health data and clinical coding auditing in order to meet hospitals and governments requirements for accurate, verified ICD-10-AM and other health data within the activity-based funding, evidence-based medicine and research, population health, and digital health environments throughout the Australian healthcare sector.

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