BSc (Hons) in Health Information Management

BSc (Hons) in Health Information Management

 

The Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Health Information Management is targeted at those wishing to work in middle to senior management grades in clinical and hospital settings or physicians’ offices as Health Data & Information Managers, Bio Statisticians, Medical Informaticians, Data Quality Managers, Researchers, and Public Health Information Managers/ Officers.

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 - 13 Communication Study Skills 1 (20)
  • B5 - HB1 - 13 Human Biology 1 (Anatomy and Physiology) (20)
  • B5 - MDB - 13 Medical Databases (20)
  • D5 - CS2 - 13 Communication Study Skills 2 (20)
  • A5 - IFA - 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 - MT1 - 13 Medical Terminology 1 (20)
  • B7 - DCO - 13 Disease Coding (20)
  • B7 - MST - 13 Medical Statistics (20)
  • B7 - PPR - 13 Professional Practice (60)
  • B8 - PHI - 13 Public Health Information Management (20)
  • B8 - MT2 - 13 Medical Terminology 2 (20)
  • B8 - ENT - 13 Essentials of Entrepreneurship (20)
  • B8 - PRO - 13 Project (40)

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)
  • Select one from the following:
    • B8 - FHI -13 Fundamentals of Health Insurance (20)
    • B8 - HRM - 13 Human Resources Management (20)

Recommended full-time study path (4½ years):

  • Semester 1: C5 - ICO - 11, B5 - BM1 - 13, D5 - CS1 - 13
  • Semester 2: B5 - HB1 - 13, B5 - MDB - 13, D5 - CS2 - 13
  • Semester 3: A5 - IFA - 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)
  • Semester 6: B7 - DCO - 13, B7 - MST - 13, elective (one of B7-HI2-13, B7-PRM-13)
  • Semester 7: B7 - PPR - 13
  • Semester 8: B8 - PHI - 13, B8 - MT2 - 13,elective (one of B8-FHI-13, B8-HRM-13)
  • Semester 9: B8 - ENT - 13, B8 - PRO - 13
 
 

Admissions Criteria

1) Applicants are expected to have successfully completed secondary schooling. The typical entry requirement is BGCSE or IGCSE (in Botswana), LGCSE (in Lesotho) or other equivalent secondary school qualification.

2) Applicants must have a pass in Biology or Double Sciences.

3) Applicants in possession of a Diploma or Higher Diploma in related field will be given exemptions based on the credit point equivalency.

4) For enquiries and more information please visit our General Admissions Information page

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