Graduate Certificate in Health Data Integrity and Auditing

La Trobe University

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.

Course Fee:

Australian: $14,200

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.

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 you can Study:

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

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.

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00115M

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Melbourne No info Yes Part time 12 months
La Trobe University, believes that higher education has the power to transform people and societies. Their goal is to make a difference to their students, staff, and the communities they serve.

In 2016, La Trobe was ranked in the QS Top 50 Under 50 for the first time, and 56 in the 2017 Times Higher Education 200 Under 50 Rankings. They are also in the world's top 400 universities in all three major ranking agencies: QS World University Rankings 2016-2017, Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2016-2017 and the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2016.

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Work placements are an important part of La Trobe's courses and students find work experience with organisations like CSIRO, the Australian Synchrotron, PwC and the University's partner hospitals. Students also receive hands-on training in facilities including a TV studio, an archaeological dig simulation site, moot court, and on field trips to places like Victoria's alpine wilderness.

La Trobe encourages students to participate in overseas study programs including nursing in Nepal, nanotechnology in Tokyo, and Indigenous studies in the Philippines. In 2016, La Trobe awarded travel grants and scholarships to 950 undergraduate and postgraduate students to study with partners like National University of Singapore, San Diego State University and Stockholm University.

The University has eight campuses in Victoria and NSW and is the largest provider of university education in regional Victoria. The University has more than 190,000 graduates. It's an impressive group that includes CEOs, parliamentarians, human rights activists, medical researchers and Olympians.

Provider CRICOS: 00115M

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