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HIM Practicum II

Course Code: HIMP 4500
Faculty: Health Sciences
Credits: 4.0
Semester: 6 weeks
Learning Format: Practicum
Typically Offered: TBD. Contact Department Chair for more info.
course overview

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

Methods of Instruction

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

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:

  • 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

course prerequisites

HIMP 4400, HIMP 4420, HIMP 4430, BUSN 4460

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.