Department of Allied Health

Diploma in Health Information Management (HIM-6DI-13)

The Diploma in Health Information Management is targeted at those wishing to work in low to middle grades in clinical and hospital settings or physicians' offices as Health Data & Information Assistant Managers, Medical Records Officers and Public Health Information Officers. Click here for entry criteria.

Programme details: The programme consists of core (required) modules as detailed below. Some modules may have pre-requisites (i.e. may require the student to pass another module or set of modules first). The number at the end of the module in parenthesis indicates the credit load of the module. 1 credit is equal to 10 hours of learning (guided, in-class and independent combined); therefore a 10-credit module requires on average 100 hours of learning from the student.

Core modules:

  • C5-ICO-11 Introduction to Computing (20)
  • B5-BM1-13 Business Management 1 (20)
  • D5-CS1-11 Communication Study Skills 1 (20)
  • B5-HB1-13 Human Biology 1 (Anatomy and Physiology) (20)
  • B5-MDB-13 Medical Databases (20)
  • D5-CS2-11 Communication Study Skills 2 (20)
  • A5-AFA-13 Introduction to Financial Accounting (20)
  • B6-HB2-13 Human Biology 2 (Pharmacology and Pathology) (20)
  • B6-CHA-13 Computing in Health Administration (20)
  • B6-HET-13 Health Ethics (20)
  • B6-EPI-13 Epidemiology (20)
  • B6-MKT-13 Marketing Management (20)

Recommended full-time study path (2 years):

  • Semester 1: C5-ICO-11, B5-BM1-13, D5-CS1-11
  • Semester 2: B5-HB1-13, B5-MDB-13, D5-CS2-11
  • Semester 3: A5-AFA-13, B6-HB2-13, B6-CHA-13
  • Semester 4: B6-HET-13, B6-EPI-13, B6-MKT-13

 

Professional Diploma (Honours) in Health Information Management (HIM-7PH-13)

The Professional Diploma (Honours) in Health Information Management is targeted at those wishing to work in middle grades in clinical and hospital settings or physicians' offices as Health Data & Information Assistant Managers, Bio Statisticians, Medical Informaticians, Data Quality Managers, and Public Health Information Officers. Click here for entry criteria.

Programme details: The programme consists of core (required) and elective modules as detailed below. Some modules may have pre-requisites (i.e. may require the student to pass another module or set of modules first). Some modules may be co-requisite (i.e. such modules are required to be taken together). The number at the end of the module in parenthesis indicates the credit load of the module. 1 credit is equal to 10 hours of learning (guided, in-class and independent combined); therefore a 10-credit module requires on average 100 hours of learning from the student.

Core modules:

  • C5-ICO-11 Introduction to Computing (20)
  • B5-BM1-13 Business Management 1 (20)
  • D5-CS1-11 Communication Study Skills 1 (20)
  • B5-HB1-13 Human Biology 1 (Anatomy and Physiology) (20)
  • B5-MDB-13 Medical Databases (20)
  • D5-CS2-11 Communication Study Skills 2 (20)
  • A5-AFA-13 Introduction to Financial Accounting (20)
  • B6-HB2-13 Human Biology 2 (Pharmacology and Pathology) (20)
  • B6-CHA-13 Computing in Health Administration (20)
  • B6-HET-13 Health Ethics (20)
  • B6-EPI-13 Epidemiology (20)
  • B6-MKT-13 Marketing Management (20)
  • B7-HI1-13 Health Information 1 (20)
  • B7-MT1-13 Medical Terminology 1 (20)
  • B7-DCO-13 Disease Coding (20)
  • B7-MST-13 Medical Statistics (20)
  • B7-PPR-13 Professional Practice (60)

Elective modules:

  • Select one from the following:
    • B7-OPM-13 Operations Management (20)
    • B7-MTR-13 Medical Transcription (20)
  • Select one from the following
    • B7-HI2-13 Health Information 2 (20)
    • B7-PRM-13 Project Management (20)

Recommended full-time study path (3½ years):

  • Semester 1: C5-ICO-11, B5-BM1-13, D5-CS1-11
  • Semester 2: B5-HB1-13, B5-MDB-13, D5-CS2-11
  • Semester 3: A5-AFA-13, B6-HB2-13, B6-CHA-13
  • Semester 4: B6-HET-13, B6-EPI-13, B6-MKT-13
  • Semester 5: B7-HI1-13, B7-MT1-13, elective (one of B7-OPM-13, B7-MTR-13)

 

Certificate in Health Information Management (HIM-5CE-13)

The Certificate in Health Information Management is targeted at those wishing to work in lower grades in clinical and hospital settings or physicians' offices as Health Information Users, Medical Records Officers and Health Information Technicians. Click here for entry criteria.

Programme details: The programme consists of core (required). Some modules may have pre-requisites (i.e. may require the student to pass another module or set of modules first). Some modules may be co-requisite (i.e. such modules are required to be taken together). The number at the end of the module in parenthesis indicates the credit load of the module. 1 credit is equal to 10 hours of learning (guided, in-class and independent combined); therefore a 10-credit module requires on average 100 hours of learning from the student.

Core modules:

  • C5-ICO-11 Introduction to Computing (20)
  • B5-BM1-13 Business Management 1 (20)
  • D5-CS1-11 Communication Study Skills 1 (20)
  • B5-HB1-13 Human Biology 1 (Anatomy and Physiology) (20)
  • B5-MDB-13 Medical Databases (20)
  • D5-CS2-11 Communication Study Skills 2 (20)

Elective modules:

  • None

Recommended full-time study path (4½ years):

  • Semester 1: C5-ICO-11, B5-BM1-13, D5-CS1-11
  • Semester 2: B5-HB1-13, B5-MDB-13, D5-CS2-11
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