Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management

  •   Bachelor Degree Program
  •   4 Years (8 Semesters)
  •   126 Credit Hours
  •   Fall, Spring and Summer

With the current developments of information technology in the health sector, and the advancements in health sciences and health management, healthcare providers are constantly being challenged to keep up with the pace of change. As health information is readily available to the healthcare provider, patients too are becoming more knowledgeable due to the accessibility of information, and are beginning to take control of their own health information.

The Health Information Management program will expose you to the principles and methodologies of health sciences, health informatics, health record systems, medical classification systems and coding, as well as data collection, statistical analysis and presentation. It will help you develop the requisite technical and management skills to organize and implement information-led healthcare systems.

Benefits

Health informatics is a fast-growing sector and graduates of the program are in demand across the healthcare industry. CUD’s Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management will provide you with a strong background in health sciences and health management, concentrating on the information technology relevant to health issues, to prepare you for direct entry into the profession.

Career Opportunities

As a graduate of the Health Information Management program, you will have the opportunity to work in a range of organizations, such as:

  • Government Ministries
  • Healthcare Institutions
  • Health Information and Research Centres
  • Educational Institutions
  • Health Insurance Companies
  • Health Consulting Companies
  • IT Companies
  • Industries linked to Health Information and Management functions.

Program Structure

Program Requirements

Requirements Compulsory
Credit Hours
Elective
Credit Hours
Free
Credit Hours
Total
Credit Hours
University Requirement (UR) 18 12   30
Faculty Requirements (Core) (CR.H) 45     45
Concentration (Major) (MJ) 39 6   45
Free Elective (FE)     6 6
Total 102 18 6 126

Core Requirements

Course Code Course Title Prerequisite Credit Hours
ACT 112 Principles of Accounting I None 3
ACT 212 Principles of Accounting II ACT 112 3
ECO 222 Principles of Macroeconomics None 3
ECO 221 Principles of Microeconomics None 3
LNG 173 Professional Communication Skills LNG 172 3
FIN 201 Managerial Finance ACT-212 3
SHS 111 Fundamentals of Human Systems BIO 101 3
SHS 102 Healthcare Systems   3
SHS 212 Health Planning SHS 102 3
SHS 213 Introduction to Healthcare Quality Management HOM 101 3
SHS 311 Human Resources Management in Healthcare HOM 101 3
SHS 312 Measuring Performance in Healthcare Organizations SHS 213 3
SHS 401 Healthcare Ethics   3
SHS 402 Performance & Service Improvement in Healthcare SHS 312 3
SHS 411 Governance and Leadership None 3

Major Requirements

Course Code Course Title Prerequisite Credit Hours
HIM 301 Health Informatics and Health Statistics MTH 195, SWS 101 3
HIM 302 Introduction to the Health Information Management   3
HIM 303 Medical Terminology HIM 302 3
HIM 304 Development and Content of Medical Record SHS 111 3
HIM 305 Alternate Site Health Information Management HIM 302 3
HIM 402 Internship: Familiarization with the Industry 81 Cr.H 3
HIM 406 Nomenclatures and Classification Systems SHS 111 3
HIM 407 Management of Patient Medical Records HIM 304, HIM 406 3
HIM 408 Health Information Department Management HIM 301 3
HIM 409 Research Study in the Field of HIM 81 Cr.H 3
HOM 101 Fundamentals of Healthcare Management None 3
HOM 301 Process Management in Health Services HOM 101 3
HOM 304 Healthcare Operations SHS 213 3

Major Electives

Course Code Course Title Prerequisite Credit Hours
SWS 121 Website Design and Development   3
SWS 213 Database Design and Modeling   3
SWS 212 Database Driven Web Applications SWS 213 3
SWS 361 Management of Information Systems SWS 101 3