Health information management

Why study health information management?

Work in the business side of medicine and be part of an important team running hospitals around Australasia.

Learn about:

  • medical/clinical classification
  • health information management
  • health informatics and e-health
  • and learn to analyse and manage health data

You have the option of an early-exit at the end of Year 3, with the Bachelor of Health Sciences (Medical Classification); you can work as a Medical/Clinical Coder in mid-size hospitals and health centres throughout Australasia.

Health Information Management at La Trobe

Career opportunities

There is a national shortage for health information management and medical/clinical coder graduates, which means are graduates are in high demand. Salaries range from $50,000 at entry level to over $180,000 at senior level.

Our graduates work in a wide range of health care settings including hospitals, health services, health-related research centres and government health departments. You may move straight into management as the course includes management training. We also combine health and IT so people with IT talent may join a helping profession.

Short courses

We also offer single subject study. Visit our short courses page to find out more.


Doctor of Philosophy

Location: Melbourne Albury-Wodonga Bendigo City Franklin Street Other

Start dates: Anytime 2018 Anytime 2018

Duration: 4 years full-time or equivalent part-time 4 years

Master of Applied Science

Location: Melbourne Albury-Wodonga Bendigo Franklin Street Shepparton

Start dates: See additional information 2018 Semester 1 and 2 (March and July) 2018

Duration: 2 years full-time, or the equivalent part-time 2 years

Master of Health Information Management

Location: Melbourne

Start dates: Semester 1 and 2 (March and July) 2018 Semester 1 (March) 2018

Duration: 2 years full-time or part-time equivalent. 2 years

Your study experience

Health information management placements

Practical placements are an important part of our program.

Overseas study opportunities

You may be eligible for our student exchange program.

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