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Health Information Management Practicum I

Course Code: HIMP 2500
Faculty: Health Sciences
Credits: 1.0
Semester: 1 week
Learning Format: Practicum
Typically Offered: TBD. Contact Department Chair for more info.
course overview

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

Methods of Instruction

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

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.

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

course prerequisites

HIMP 2230, HIMP 2210, HIMP 2240, CSIS 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.