36 months
40400 AUD/year
7516 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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The Bachelor of Health Information Management from La Trobe University combines the clinical and business sides of healthcare to prepare you for a career as a health information expert. You'll develop a comprehensive skillset covering areas like clinical classification, data analytics, health informatics and health systems management. 

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The health systems are underpinned by information – from individual medical records to population-level healthcare statistics. The success of modern healthcare relies on this information being recorded and shared effectively, efficiently and ethically.

Build the foundation of your skills in Health Information Management in your first year of study at La Trobe University . Then deepen your technical and professional expertise throughout the rest of your degree, including 55 days of supervised professional placement.

With the perfect blend of expertise and experience, you'll graduate ready to work in all areas of healthcare – from hospitals and community health centres to specialist disease registries.

Career outcomes 

When you graduate from the Bachelor of Health Information Management at La Trobe University, you'll be well-placed to find employment in a range of healthcare industries, including hospitals, community health centres and specialist disease registries.

Possible roles include:

  • Health information manager
    • Manage and secure patient records while meeting the medical, legal, ethical, and administrative requirements of healthcare delivery.
  • Clinical coder
    • Record healthcare data by translating descriptions of medical diagnoses and procedures into codes.
  • Healthcare data analyst
    • Acquire, analyse, and translate healthcare data, and provide actionable insights to physicians, clinical researchers, and decision-makers.
  • Medical research officer
    • Lead research projects, analyse and interpret data, and liaise with clinical collaborators.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Health in Australia
  • Making Sense of Data
  • Data Analytics in Healthcare
  • Management of Health Information
  • Understanding Digital Health
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Governance
  • Human Pathophysiology
  • Ethics and Law of Health Information

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

La Trobe University assesses applications on a rolling basis which means you can apply for the next upcoming intake or available future intakes.


360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS code: 106398C 

Subject prerequisites 

  • Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL.
  • Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 20 in one of Biology, Chemistry, any Mathematics, Physical Education or Physics.
English language requirement
  • 6.5 IELTS (Academic) with no individual band less than 6.0.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    40400 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 40400 AUD per year during 36 months.
  • National

    7516 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7516 AUD per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Melbourne

1501 - 2659 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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