Curriculum Guideline

Health Information Management Practicum I

Effective Date:
Course
Discontinued
No
Course Code
HIMP 2500
Descriptive
Health Information Management Practicum I
Department
Health Information Management
Faculty
Health Sciences
Credits
1.00
Start Date
End Term
Not Specified
PLAR
No
Semester Length
1 week
Max Class Size
36
Contact Hours
30 hours per week
Method Of Instruction
Practicum
Methods Of Instruction

Students will learn principles and practices of health information management through experiential learning, independent study and instructor feedback   

Course Description
This one week extramural provides the student with the opportunity to apply health information management theory in the healthcare setting. Students will gain an appreciation of internal and external stakeholders’ use of health information.
Course Content

 In this course the learner will explore:

  • Components of the health information management plan including stewardship and ownership of health information
  • Health data collection, capture and receipt procedures and policies
  • Documentation standards and methodologies to assess quality and compliance with standards
  • Internal and external stakeholder health information access, use and disclosure, together with related legislated and ethical issues
  • The maintenance, retention and protection of health information in acute and non-acute healthcare settings
  • The policies and procedures that address disposition or destruction of health data and information
Learning Outcomes

 At the end of the course, successful learners will be able to:

  • Discuss the importance of standardized health information management processes
  • Apply data collection, capture and receipt procedures
  • Outline major components of the health information management plan
  • Demonstrate legislated procedures pertaining to health information access, use and disclosure
  • Demonstrate health information maintenance, retention and protection procedures
  • Apply principles of health information management in acute and non-acute healthcare settings
Means of Assessment

The course evaluation is consistent with the Douglas College evaluation policy.  An evaluation schedule is presented at the beginning of the course.  This is a mastery-graded course.  All assignments must be completed to pass the course.

Textbook Materials

A list of required and optional textbooks, materials and electronic applications is provided for students at the beginning of each semester.