HIM Practicum II

Curriculum Guideline

Effective Date:
Course Code
HIMP 4500
HIM Practicum II
Health Information Management
Health Sciences
Start Date
End Term
Not Specified
Semester Length
6 weeks
Max Class Size
Contact Hours

34 hours per week

Method(s) Of Instruction
Learning Activities

Students will learn research principles and processes through experiential learning and independent study.

Course Description
This six week practicum provides the student with an opportunity to consolidate and apply knowledge in a practical setting within the health sector. Students will complete a project to meet the requirements of both the site and content learning area.
Course Content

In this course the learner will:

  • Examine the organizational structure of the selected health organization
  • Examine the site requirements, policies and procedures pertinent to a health information management project
  • Identify the data sources and other resources needed to complete the project
  • Determine an appropriate study design to complete the project
  • Determine an appropriate methodology to complete the project
  • Apply the requisite data analytics to complete the project (descriptive, diagnostic, predictive, prescriptive)
  • Comprehend and apply the process of moving from data to insight using data visualization
Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course, successful learners will be able to:

  • Apply knowledge in a practical workplace setting
  • Practice health information management principles
  • Establish working relationships with various healthcare professionals
  • Design a health information management project in collaboration with site and college supervisors
  • Identify appropriate resources and data required to complete a project
  • Demonstrate requisite knowledge and competencies
  • Construct a major health information management project
Means of Assessment

Assessment 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.


HIMP 3300. HIMP 3340, BUSN 3600, BUSN 4460, and CSIS 2300

Students in the PBD-HIM program are required to maintain a passing grade of 65% (C+) in all courses in order to progress in the program.