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  • Objectives
    The Health Information Management (HIM) Program is the sole program in British Columbia preparing individuals to manage health information in a variety of settings in the health care industry.
  • Practical experience
    The Program includes approximately 37 hours of practicum in Semester I; a two-week coding extramural at the end of Semesters II and IV. The program concludes with an individual six-week senior practicum.
  • Academic Title
    Health Information Management Diploma
  • Course description
    Semester I
    Course        Title            Credits

    HISP 1120     Health Information Services I
    (including practicum)     4
    HISP 1170     Introduction to Health Data Classification     3
    BIOL 1103     Human Biology I     3
    CMNS 1111     Workplace Communications     3
            13

    Note: CSIS 1110 (Introduction to Computers) or equivalent is required to be taken prior to commencement of Semester II.

    Semester II
    Course        Title            Credits

    HISP 1220     Health Information Services II     2
    HISP 1270     Health Data Collection and Classification II     6
    BIOL 1203     Human Biology II     3
    CSIS 1140     Productivity Software and Client Support     3
            14

    Semester IIA - (Practicum, two weeks)
    HISP 1275     Health Data Collection and Classification Extramural I (37.5 hours/week)     2

    Health Information Practitioner, Year Two

    Semester III

    HISP 2320     Health Information Services III     3
    HISP 2330     Health Information Reporting     3
    HISP 2370     Health Data Collection and Classification III     5
    BUSN 1335     Introduction to Biostatistics     3
            14

    Semester IV - (10 classes + 1 evaluation = 11 weeks)

    HISP 2420     Health Information Services IV     1.5
    HISP 2430     Applied Research and Epidemiology     2
    HISP 2470     Health Data Collection and Classification IV     3.5
    CSIS 2200     Systems Analysis and Design     3
            10

    Semester V - (Practicum = 8 weeks)

    HISP 2520     Health Information Practitioner Senior Practicum (6 weeks)     5.5
    HISP 2575     Health Data Collection and Classification Extramural II (2 weeks)     2
            7.5

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