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Health Information Analysis and Reporting

Course Code: HIMP 2240
Faculty: Health Sciences
Credits: 3.0
Semester: 15 weeks
Learning Format: Lecture
Typically Offered: TBD. Contact Department Chair for more info.
course overview

Students are introduced to the methodology involved in data retrieval, analysis and presentation in compliance with data governance, ethics and the health information management lifecycle.

Course Content

In this course the learner will explore:

  • The principles of data governance and data integrity, including the related methodologies required to ensure quality
  • The attributes and models of quality health data
  • Data collection tools and methodologies
  • The collation of health data using resources such as CIHI and other national and global health databases
  • The presentation of data including appropriate collation, comparison and display of health data and information
  • The statistical analysis of health data
  • Various applications of health data reporting, including health promotion, funding, management, education and research
  • Morbidity, mortality, quality, risk and utilization statistics

Methods of Instruction

Some or all of the following methods will be used:

  • lecture/discussion
  • case study analysis
  • group work
  • group discussions and exercises
  • independent research
  • quizzes
  • instructor feedback on students' work
  • individual consultation
  • presentation (individual or group)

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 graded course.  All assignments must be completed to pass the course.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Discuss the importance of data governance and integrity, and the importance of related methodologies
  • Analyze health data statistics from a variety of sources and primarily the Canadian Institute of Health Information - Discharge Abstract Database
  • Create reports and presentations of statistical analysis
  • Evaluate all stages of the health information management lifecycle
  • Demonstrate the roles and responsibilities of the health information management professional as they relate to data integrity, analysis and reporting

course prerequisites

HIMP 2100, HIMP 2110, HIMP 2140, BIOL 2200

curriculum guidelines

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

course schedule and availability
course transferability

Below shows how this course and its credits transfer within the BC transfer system. 

A course is considered university-transferable (UT) if it transfers to at least one of the five research universities in British Columbia: University of British Columbia; University of British Columbia-Okanagan; Simon Fraser University; University of Victoria; and the University of Northern British Columbia.

For more information on transfer visit the BC Transfer Guide and BCCAT websites.


If your course prerequisites indicate that you need an assessment, please see our Assessment page for more information.