Curriculum Guideline

Health Information Management (Post-Baccalaureate Diploma)

Effective Date:
Program Code
PDHIM
Discontinued
No
Program
Faculty
Health Sciences
Department
Health Information Management
Credential Type
Post-Baccalaureate Diploma
Transcript Title
PBD-HIM
Date of First Offering
Start Term
201730
End Term
201730
Credential
Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Health Information Management
Length of Program
Two years
Credits
66.00
Admissions Requirements

Students will be accepted to the PBD-HIM program on a first qualified, first admitted basis.

In addition to meeting the Douglas College General Admission Requirements, applicants must meet the following program admission requirements:

Academic Credential. Applicants must have attained an undergraduate degree from a recognized post-secondary institution in Canada, or an equivalent credential from an approved institution of a different country.

Any applicant who earned their credential in a language other than English must meet the Douglas College English language proficiency requirement.

Pre-requisite Courses:

To be admitted to the PBD –HIM  prospective students are required to complete  the following Courses with a C+ or better (or equivalent), if these courses were not part of the applicant’s degree program:

Course

Title

Credits

ENGL 1130

Academic Writing

3.00

BIOL 1103

Anatomy and Physiology

3.00

BIOL 1203

Anatomy and Physiology

3.00

CSIS 1190

Excel for Business

3.00

One of:

 

 

BUSN 2429

Business Statistics I

3.00

MATH 1160

Introduction to Statistics

3.00

PSYC 2300

Data Analysis in Psychology

3.00

Medical/Health Terminology.

Applicants must complete an approved medical terminology course with minimum grade of 75%, or equivalent.  The department will provide a list of approved courses.  If an applicant has undertaken a medical terminology course not on the list of approved courses they will need to submit the course for consideration as equivalent to the Health Information Management Coordinator.

Computer Literacy.

To be successful in this program, students must demonstrate entry-level proficiency using Microsoft Office software including elementary use of Microsoft Access.

Briefing Session.

Attendance at a mandatory group briefing session held conducted by the HIM faculty during the Spring of the entering year. Applicants will be notified of the session date.


 

Curriculum Framework

Semester

Course

Credits

 

 

 

Year One

Semester 1

 

HIMP 2100

Health Information Management Principles and Practices (Revised)

3.0

HIMP 2110

Health Data Classification I (Revised)

6.0

HIMP 2140

Health Care Systems in Canada  (Consolidated)

3.0

BIOL 2200

Pathophysiology

3.0

Year One

Semester 2

 

HIMP 2200

Professional Practice in Health Information Management (Expanded/ Consolidated)

3.0

HIMP 2210

Health Data Classification II (Revised)

6.0

HIMP 2330

Health Information Analysis and Reporting

3.0

CSIS 2200

Systems Analysis and Design

3.0

Year One

Summer Semester

 

HIMP 2500

HIM Practicum 

1.0

HIMP 2501

Coding Extramural I

2.0

Year Two

Semester 3

 

HIMP 3300

Health Information Systems & Technology4 (Expanded)

3.0

HIMP 3340

Information and Data Management along the Care Continuum (Expanded)

3.0

BUSN 3600

Essentials of Project Management4

3.0

CSIS 2300

Database I

3.0

CSIS 3360

Fundamentals of Business Analytics4

3.0

Year Two

Semester 4

 

HIMP 4400

Risk Management Program Concepts4 (Expanded/Consolidated)

3.0

HIMP 4420

Healthcare Quality Performance Improvement & Management (Revised)

3.0

HIMP 4430

Fundamentals of Health Research and Epidemiology

3.0

BUSN 4460

Leadership: Theory & Practice4

3.0

Year Two

Summer Semester

 

HIMP 4500

HIM Senior Practicum 

4.0

HIMP 4501

Coding Extramural II

2.0

 

 

 

Total:

 

66.0

 

4  These five courses are included to introduce students to potential topics (information systems, project management, analytics, risk management, leadership) for further specialization in the envisioned Douglas College Bachelor Degree in Applied Health Information Management.

Students will be required to complete all courses in the Health Information Management program with a grade of C+ or better for graduation.