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Health Information Management (Post-Baccalaureate Diploma)

Faculty: Health Sciences
Credits: 66.0
Length: Two years
Campuses: Coquitlam
Credential: Post-Baccalaureate Diploma
Admission Type: Limited enrolment
Learning Format: Full-time
Offered: Fall
program overview
curriculum framework

Graduation Requirements:

  • Successful completion of 66 credits
  • 30 Upper Level (3000 - 4000) credits required
  • A minimum GPA of 2.00 is required
  • A minimum grade of C+ or higher is required in all courses

BIOL 2200



BUSN 3600

Project Management Essentials


BUSN 4460

Leadership: Theory and Practice


CSIS 2200

Systems Analysis and Design


CSIS 2300

Database I


CSIS 3360

Fundamentals of Data Analytics


HIMP 2100

Health Information Management Principles and Practices


HIMP 2110

Health Data Classification I


HIMP 2140

Health Care Systems in Canada


HIMP 2210

Health Data Classification II


HIMP 2230

Professional Practice in Health Information Management


HIMP 2240

Health Information Analysis and Reporting


HIMP 2500

HIM Practicum I


HIMP 2501

Coding Practicum I


HIMP 3300

Health Information Systems and Technology


HIMP 3340

Information and Data Management along the Care Continuum


HIMP 4400

Risk Management Concepts


HIMP 4420

Healthcare Quality Performance Improvement and Management


HIMP 4430

Fundamentals of Health Research and Epidemiology


HIMP 4500

HIM Practicum II


HIMP 4501

Coding Practicum II



admission requirements

Students will be accepted to the Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Health Information Management (PBD-HIM) program on a first qualified, first admitted basis.

In addition to meeting the Douglas College General Admission Requirements, applicants must meet the following program admission requirements:

Academic Credential.

Applicants must have attained an undergraduate degree from a recognized post-secondary institution in Canada, or an equivalent credential from an approved institution in a different country.

Any applicant who earned their credential in a language other than English must meet the Douglas College English language proficiency requirement.

Pre-requisite Courses.

To be admitted to the PBD–HIM, prospective students are required to complete the following courses with a C+ or better (or equivalent), if these courses were not part of the applicant’s degree program:




ENGL 1130

Academic Writing


BIOL 1103

Human Anatomy and Physiology I


BIOL 1203

Human Anatomy and Physiology II


CSIS 1190

Excel for Business


One of:

BUSN 2429

Business Statistics


MATH 1160

Introduction to Statistics


PSYC 2300

Data Analysis in Psychology


Medical/Health Terminology.

Applicants must complete an approved medical terminology course with a minimum grade of 75%, or equivalent.  The department will provide a list of approved courses. If an applicant has undertaken a medical terminology course not on the list of approved courses, they will need to submit the course for consideration as equivalent to the Health Information Management Coordinator.

Computer Literacy.

To be successful in this program, students must demonstrate entry-level proficiency using Microsoft Office software including elementary use of Microsoft Access.

Briefing Session.

Attendance at a mandatory group briefing session conducted by the HIM faculty during the Spring of the entering year, is required. Applicants will be notified of the session date.

Non-Academic Admission Requirement.

Criminal Record Check (CRC) (within one year prior to the start of the program) - Students practice in environments that require individuals to provide proof of satisfactory, current CRC for the protection of clients. To meet this requirement, prospective students must submit a current CRC as a condition of entry to the program. All costs related to the completion of the CRC are the responsibility of the applicant.

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.

curriculum 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.