The Health Information Management Diploma Program is the only program in British Columbia that prepares individuals to manage health information in a variety of settings. The program combines aspects of health, computer science, business and research in a specialized curriculum. The profession of Health Information Management has a traditional employment base in acute care facilities, and expanding opportunities in a variety of non-acute facilities, community health, government agencies and industry.
|Course Number||Course Title||Credits|
|BIOL 1103**||Human Biology I||3.00|
|CMNS 1111**||Workplace Communications||3.00|
|HIMP 1120*||Health Information Management I
|HIMP 1170*||Introduction to Health Data Classification||3.50|
|Semester I Total Credits||13.50|
|Note: CSIS 1110 (Introduction to Computers) or equivalent is required to be taken prior to starting Semester II.|
|BIOL 1203**||Human Biology II||3.00|
|CSIS 2200**||Systems Analysis and Design||3.00|
|HIMP 1220*||Health Information Management II||3.00|
|HIMP 1270*||Health Data Collection and Classification II||6.00|
|HIMP 1275*||Health Data Collection and Classification Extramural I (2 weeks)||1.50|
|Semester II Total Credits||16.50|
|BUSN 1335**||Introduction to Biostatistics||3.00|
|HIMP 2320*||Health Information Management III||3.00|
|HIMP 2330*||Health Information Reporting||3.00|
|HIMP 2370*||Health Data Collection and Classification III||6.00|
|Semester III Total Credits||15.00|
|CSIS 2300**||Data Base Management||3.00|
|HIMP 2420*||Health Information Management IV||2.00|
|HIMP 2430*||Applied Research and Epidemiology||2.00|
|HIMP 2470||Health Data Collection and Classification IV||2.50|
|Semester IV Total Credits||9.50|
|Semester V - Practicum (8 weeks)|
|HIMP 2520*||Health Information Management Professional Senior Practicum (5-6 weeks)||4.50|
Health Data Collection and Classification Extramural II (2 weeks)
|Semester V Total Credits||6.00|
|Total Program Credits||60.50|
The final intake to the Health Information Management (HIM) diploma program was Fall 2016. Students interested in this field should apply to the HIM Post-Baccalaureate Diploma program.
As a health information management professional, you provide an essential information support service that contributes to the delivery and evaluation of patient care and administrative decision making. The profession has a traditional employment base in acute care facilities, with expanding opportunities in a variety of non-acute facilities, community health, government agencies, and industry.Opportunities also exist for health information management professionals to further their education by specializing in health care administration, health informatics, quality management, research, and privacy. The Health Information Management Program is recognized by the Canadian College of Health Information Management (CCHIM). Successful challenge of the national certification examination qualifies graduates to work across Canada.
Program Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this program and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the program, consider the previous version as the applicable version.
When offered a full-time seat in this program a non-refundable, non-transferable $350 tuition deposit is required.