Health Information Management


The final intake to the Health Information Management (HIM) diploma program was Fall 2016. Students interested in this field should apply to the HIM Post-Baccalaureate Diploma program.

Campus
Coquitlam
Learning Format
Full-time
Part-time
Admission Type
Limited Enrolment
Offered
Fall

Overview

The Health Information Management Diploma Program is the only program in British Columbia that prepares individuals to manage health information in a variety of settings. The program combines aspects of health, computer science, business and research in a specialized curriculum. The profession of Health Information Management has a traditional employment base in acute care facilities, and expanding opportunities in a variety of non-acute facilities, community health, government agencies and industry.

Program Requirements

Curriculum Framework

Graduation Requirements:

  • Successful completion of 60.50 credits
  • 25% (15 credits) of all coursework must be completed at Douglas College
  • A minimum grade of "65%" is required to pass all HIMP courses*
  • A minimum grade of "60%" is required to pass all non-HIMP courses**
  • A minimum grade of "75%" is required to pass the lecture-practice component of HIMP 2470
  • A minimum grade of "75%" is required to pass HIMP 2575

Course Requirements:

Course Number Course Title Credits
Semester I
BIOL 1103** Human Biology I 3.00
CMNS 1111** Workplace Communications 3.00
HIMP 1120* Health Information Management I
(including practicum)
4.00
HIMP 1170* Introduction to Health Data Classification 3.50
Semester I Total Credits   13.50
Note: CSIS 1110 (Introduction to Computers) or equivalent is required to be taken prior to starting Semester II.
Semester II
BIOL 1203** Human Biology II 3.00
CSIS 2200** Systems Analysis and Design 3.00
HIMP 1220* Health Information Management II 3.00
HIMP 1270* Health Data Collection and Classification II 6.00
HIMP 1275* Health Data Collection and Classification Extramural I (2 weeks) 1.50
Semester II Total Credits   16.50
Semester III
BUSN 1335** Introduction to Biostatistics 3.00
HIMP 2320* Health Information Management III 3.00
HIMP 2330* Health Information Reporting 3.00
HIMP 2370* Health Data Collection and Classification III 6.00
Semester III Total Credits   15.00
Semester IV
CSIS 2300** Data Base Management 3.00
HIMP 2420* Health Information Management IV 2.00
HIMP 2430* Applied Research and Epidemiology 2.00
HIMP 2470 Health Data Collection and Classification IV 2.50
Semester IV Total Credits   9.50
Semester V - Practicum (8 weeks) 
HIMP 2520* Health Information Management Professional Senior Practicum (5-6 weeks) 4.50
HIMP 2575

Health Data Collection and Classification Extramural II (2 weeks)

1.50
Semester V Total Credits    6.00
Total Program Credits   60.50

Admissions Requirements

The final intake to the Health Information Management (HIM) diploma program was Fall 2016.  Students interested in this field should apply to the HIM Post-Baccalaureate Diploma program.

Cost

You can get an average cost for your program - tuition and student fees, books, uniforms, lab fees etc - on the Program Cost page. 

Only programs approved for student loan funding are listed on the Program Cost page. For all other programs, refer to the Tuition Fee page.

Career Pathways

As a health information management professional, you provide an essential information support service that contributes to the delivery and evaluation of patient care and administrative decision making. The profession has a traditional employment base in acute care facilities, with expanding opportunities in a variety of non-acute facilities, community health, government agencies, and industry.Opportunities also exist for health information management professionals to further their education by specializing in health care administration, health informatics, quality management, research, and privacy. The Health Information Management Program is recognized by the Canadian College of Health Information Management (CCHIM). Successful challenge of the national certification examination qualifies graduates to work across Canada.

Program Guidelines

Program Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this program and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the program, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

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Tuition deposit

When offered a full-time seat in this program a non-refundable, non-transferable $350 tuition deposit is required.