Health Information Management

Admission to Program

Admission to the program is explained in the HCT Admission Policy described in the Academic Policies section of this Catalog.

Program Mission

Prepare Emirati national graduates with technical and administrative skills to manage health information systems consistent with professional standards in health care delivery settings.

Program Description

The Bachelor of Health Information Management program is a four-year post-Foundations program preparing graduates for health information management professional practice. In the first three program years students develop an extensive knowledge and skills in healthcare information coding and introductory management and health informatics knowledge and skills. The final year of the program develop students’ skills in health informatics, research, quality, advanced data management, leadership and health data analysis. The program promotes the development of analytical thinking, problem-solving abilities, communication skills, professional ethics, social responsibility, professional citizenship, the ability to adapt to change and respond to challenges in health information management, and a commitment to lifelong learning.

Students are eligible for a one year Work Experiential Learning experience during their study.

Program Goals

  1. Prepare students towards a career in health information management, by fostering creative problem-solving acumen using innovative technology in managing patient health data.
  2. Prepare students to be technology perceptive, innovation-minded, and committed to life-long learning in a fashion that meets international standards and the future demands of the UAE healthcare industry and societal needs.
  3. Prepare students with critical thinking skills, strong communication prowess, and excellent leadership abilities.
  4. Prepare students to be professionals that readily comply with legal, regulatory and ethical requirements in terms of patient data and other physical or electronic medical records.

Program Learning Outcomes

Bachelor of Health Information Management (NQF Level 7)

On successful completion of this program the graduate will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of appropriate classification system (as related to procedural and diagnostic coding), healthcare policy, economics and regulatory environments to include local, national and international health information management trends.
  2. Manage healthcare data by applying relevant principles of health information technology and policies in compliance with local, national, and international requirements.
  3. Demonstrate professional and technical leadership attributes and be able to lead and work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team.
  4. Demonstrate ability to provide safe management of health information practice, and novel solutions that contribute to the body of knowledge in the field of Health Information Management.
  5. Develop professional competence and lifelong learning skills by incorporating new solutions into health information management.
  6. Demonstrate entrepreneurial and innovative attributes to integrate new ideas relevant to health information technology in compliance with standard ethical practices.

Completion Requirements

Bachelor of Health Information Management 

Students must successfully complete a minimum of 129 credits as follows:

Health Science Core Courses24
Health Information Management Core Courses60
Health Information Management Preceptorship Courses12
General Studies33
Total Credit Hours129
Health Science Core Courses
Required Credits: 24
HSC 1023Chemistry for Health Sciences3
HSC 1033Anatomy and Physiology3
HSC 1113Introduction to Healthcare Systems and Professional Practice3
HSC 1123Work Health and Safety3
HSC 1803Medical Terminology for Health Sciences3
HSC 4003Research Methods for Health Sciences3
HSC 4006Capstone Research Project for Health Sciences6
Health Information Management Core Courses
Required Credits: 60
CIA 3103Database Design and Administration3
CIS 1303Database Systems3
HIM 1203Health Information Coding I3
HIM 2003Health Information Coding II3
HIM 2113Applied Pathophysiology I3
HIM 2203Health Information Management Studies3
HIM 2313Applied Pathophysiology II3
HIM 2323Legal and Ethical Aspects in HIM3
HIM 2403Introduction to Management in Healthcare3
HIM 3003Biostatistics3
HIM 3013Health Information Coding III3
HIM 3103Health Informatics I3
HIM 3113Health Information Coding IV3
HIM 3303Epidemiology3
HIM 4013Quality Management in Healthcare3
HIM 4023Health Informatics II3
HIM 4033Finance Management in Healthcare3
HIM 4103Health Data Analysis3
HIM 4303Health Care Economics and Health Insurance3
HIM 4413Strategic Management in Health Care3
Health Information Management Preceptorship Courses
Required Credits: 12
HIM 2902HIM Hospital Preceptorship I2
HIM 3912Coding Preceptorship I2
HIM 3914Coding Preceptorship II4
HIM 4904HIM Hospital Preceptorship II4
General Studies
Required Credits: 33
English, Arabic or other Languages
Required Credits: 12
Humanities or Art
Required Credits: 3
Information Technology or Mathematics
Required Credits: 6
The Natural Sciences
Required Credits: 3
The Social or Behavioral Sciences
Required Credits: 9
Description Data
Total Required Credits 129
Maximum Duration of Study 6 years
Minimum Duration of Study 4 years
Cost Recovery Program No
Program Code BHIMU
Major Code HIM

Recommended Sequence of Study

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Semester 1Credit Hours
HSC 1013 Human Biology 3
HSC 1113 Introduction to Healthcare Systems and Professional Practice 3
HSC 1803 Medical Terminology for Health Sciences 3
LSM 1113 Statistical Mathematics 3
LSS 1003 Life and Future Skills 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester 2
HSC 1023 Chemistry for Health Sciences 3
HSC 1033 Anatomy and Physiology 3
HSC 1123 Work Health and Safety 3
LSC 1103 Professional Communication and Reporting 3
LSS 1123 Basic Research Methods 3
 Credit Hours15
Year 2
Semester 3
AES 1013 Arabic Communications 3
CIS 1303 Database Systems 3
HIM 1203 Health Information Coding I 3
HIM 2113 Applied Pathophysiology I 3
HIM 2203 Health Information Management Studies 3
LSC 2193 Applied Skills Capstone 3
 Credit Hours18
Semester 4
AES 1003 Emirati Studies 3
AES 1033 Islamic Culture 3
HIM 2003 Health Information Coding II 3
HIM 2313 Applied Pathophysiology II 3
HIM 2323 Legal and Ethical Aspects in HIM 3
HIM 2403 Introduction to Management in Healthcare 3
 Credit Hours18
HIM 2902 HIM Hospital Preceptorship I 2
 Credit Hours2
Year 3
Semester 5
CIA 3103 Database Design and Administration 3
HIM 3003 Biostatistics 3
HIM 3013 Health Information Coding III 3
HIM 3912 Coding Preceptorship I 2
ICT 2013 Computational Thinking and Coding 3
 Credit Hours14
Semester 6
BUS 2403 Innovation and Entrepreneurship 3
HIM 3103 Health Informatics I 3
HIM 3113 Health Information Coding IV 3
HIM 3303 Epidemiology 3
HIM 3914 Coding Preceptorship II 4
 Credit Hours16
Year 4
Semester 7
HIM 4013 Quality Management in Healthcare 3
HIM 4023 Health Informatics II 3
HIM 4033 Finance Management in Healthcare 3
HIM 4904 HIM Hospital Preceptorship II 4
HSC 4003 Research Methods for Health Sciences 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester 8
HIM 4103 Health Data Analysis 3
HIM 4303 Health Care Economics and Health Insurance 3
HIM 4413 Strategic Management in Health Care 3
HSC 4006 Capstone Research Project for Health Sciences 6
 Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours129

Fozia Anwar, PhD (Health Informatics), Universiti Tecknologi Petronas, Malaysia 

Hamzeh Awad, PhD (Health and Rehabilitation), Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU), Germany

Lateef Olayanju, PhD (Computing - Health Informatics), Coventry University, United Kingdom

Riaz Akseer, PhD (Applied Health Sciences), Brock University, Canada

Tsepang Nare, MBA, Anderson University, United States of America 

Azza Ahmed Rashed Alshaali, BSc (Health Information Management), Higher Colleges of Technology, United Arab Emirates

Heart Famadico, MBA (Healthcare Management), Geneva Business School, Switzerland