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College of Allied Health Sciences


Department of Health Services and Information Management


Xiaoming Zeng, Chair, 3206D Health Sciences Building

BS in Health Information Management

Note: Due to projected changes in the certification requirements of the Council on Certification of the American Health Information Management Association, this bachelor’s program will be discontinued. The last semester for matriculation of part-time students into the program is Fall 2010. The last semester for matriculation of full-time students into the program is Fall 2011. Students should plan to complete this bachelor of science in health information management by May 2013.

A minimum 2.5 GPA is required for admission to the professional phase (junior and senior levels) of the health information management curriculum. See health information management admission packet for specific admission information. Majors must earn a minimum grade of C (2.0) in all foundations, cognate and core courses before progressing on to subsequent courses in the HIMA curriculum. A student earning a grade below C (2.0) in any of these courses must petition the Department of Health Services and Information Management for probationary continuation and may be required to repeat the course. Three grades below C (2.0) will result in dismissal from the HIMA program. Appeals of dismissals must be made in writing to the Student Affairs Committee of the Department of Health Services and Information Management. Minimum degree requirement is 126 s.h. of credit as follows:

  1. Foundations curriculum requirements (For information about courses that carry foundations curriculum credit see Liberal Arts Foundations Curriculum) including those listed below 42 s.h.
    BIOL 2130. Survey of Human Physiology and Anatomy (4) (F,S,SS) (FC:SC) (P: BIOL 1050, 1051; or BIOL 1100, 1101)
    BIOL 2131. Survey of Human Physiology and Anatomy Laboratory (1) (F,S,SS) (FC:SC) (P/C: BIOL 2130)
    MATH 1065. College Algebra (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:MA) (P: Appropriate score on math placement test or math section of the SAT/ACT)
    Recommended:
    ECON 2113. Principles of Microeconomics (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:SO)
  2. Core - 71 s.h.
    HIMA 3000. Medical Terminology for Health Professionals (3) (F,S,SS)
    HIMA 3032. Record Documentation Systems (3) (S) (P: HIMA major; HIMA 3120)
    HIMA 3113. Applied Medical Sciences I (3) (F) (P: BIOL 2130, 2131; HIMA major; or consent of instructor)
    HIMA 3118. Applied Medical Sciences II (3) (S) (P: HIMA 3113)
    HIMA 3120. Health Care Delivery Systems (3) (F) (P: HSMA 2000; P/C: HSMA 3030 or consent of instructor)
    HIMA 3142. Diagnostic and Procedural Coding (3) (S, SS) (P/C: HIMA major; BIOL 2130, 2131; HIMA 3118)
    HIMA 3148. Health Service Coding (3) (F) (P: HIMA 3120, 3142)
    HIMA 4030. Quality Management in Health Care (3) (S) (P: HIMA 3113, 3120, or consent of instructor)
    HIMA 4075. Applied Health Services Research (3) (WI) (F) (P: BIOS 1500; HIMA 3120)
    HIMA 4081. Directed Independent Project (1) (F,S,SS) (P: HIMA major; consent of instructor)
    HIMA 4138. Health Data Structures (3) (S) (P: HIMA 3120)
    HIMA 4153. Management of Health Information Services Department (3) (WI) (F) (P: HSMA 3050, 4055)
    HIMA 4160. Concepts in Health Information Technology (3) (F) (P: MIS 2223)
    HIMA 4165. Health Information Systems (3) (S) (P: HIMA 4160)
    HSMA 2000. Professional Roles and Environments in Health Care (3) (SL*) (F,S,SS)
    HSMA 3020. Health Care Payment Systems (3) (S) (P: HSMA 2000; P/C: HIMA 3120; HSMA 3030 or consent of instructor; HSMA 3035)
    HSMA 3025. Professional Ethical Codes and Law in Health Care (3) (F) (P: HSMA 2000; P/C: HSMA 3030; or consent of instructor)
    HSMA 3030. Written Communication and Documentation in Health Care (4) (WI) (F) (P: HSMA 2000)
    HSMA 3035. Interpersonal Team Skills for Health Care Supervisors and Practitioners (3) (S) (P: HSMA 2000; P/C: HSMA 3030 or consent of instructor)
    HSMA 3050. Leadership in Health Care (3) (F) (P/C: HSMA 3030)
    HSMA 4010. Health Information Management (3) (F) (P: HIMA 3120; HSMA 3035)
    HSMA 4050. Personnel Management and Supervision in Health Care (3) (S) (P: HIMA 3120; HSMA 3035; or consent of instructor)
    HSMA 4055. Health Care Finance and Accounting (3) (F,SS) (P: HIMA 3120; HSMA 3035)
    HSMA 4905. Allied Health Management Experience (5) (S) (P: Senior standing, consent of advisor, and within 15 s.h. of completing degree program)
  3. Cognates - 7 s.h.
    MIS 2223. Introduction to Computers (3) (F,S,SS)
    BIOS 1500. Introduction to Biostatistics (3) (F,S) (P: MATH 1065 or equivalent or consent of instructor)
  4. Electives to complete requirements for graduation.

BS in Health Services Management

Admission to the BS in health services management program requires a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 and an application. Applications should be submitted when the student is nearing completion of foundations curriculum requirements. Undergraduate students interested in pursuing master’s level professional degrees in allied health disciplines are encouraged to seek academic advisement as freshmen. Majors must earn a minimum grade of C (2.0) in all foundations curriculum, cognate and core courses before progressing on to subsequent courses in the HSMA curriculum. A student earning a grade below C (2.0) in any of these courses must petition the Department of Health Services and Information Management for probationary continuation and may be required to repeat the course. Three grades below C (2.0) will result in dismissal from the HSMA program. Appeals of dismissals must be made in writing to the Student Affairs Committee of the Department of Health Services and Information Management. Minimum degree requirement is 126 s.h. of credit as follows:

  1. Foundations curriculum requirements (For information about courses that carry foundations curriculum credit see Liberal Arts Foundations Curriculum) including those listed below - 42 s.h.
    BIOL 2130. Survey of Human Physiology and Anatomy (4) (F,S,SS) (FC:SC) (P: BIOL 1050, 1051; or BIOL 1100, 1101)
    BIOL 2131. Survey of Human Physiology and Anatomy Laboratory (1) (F,S,SS) (FC:SC) (P/C: BIOL 2130)
    MATH 1065. College Algebra (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:MA) (P: Appropriate score on math placement test or math section of the SAT/ACT)
    Recommended:
    ECON 2113. Principles of Microeconomics (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:SO)
  2. Core - 52-55 s.h.
    HIMA 3120. Health Care Delivery Systems (3) (F) (P: HSMA 2000; P/C: HSMA 3030 or consent of instructor)
    HIMA 4030. Quality Management in Health Care (3) (S) (P: HIMA 3113, 3120, or consent of instructor)
    HIMA 4075. Applied Health Services Research (3) (WI) (F) (P: BIOS 1500; HIMA 3120)
    HSMA 2000. Professional Roles and Environments in Health Care (3) (SL*)(F,S,SS)
    HSMA 3020. Health Care Payment Systems (3) (S) (P: HSMA 2000; P/C: HIMA 3120; HSMA 3030 or consent of instructor; HSMA 3035)
    HSMA 3025. Professional Ethical Codes and Law in Health Care (3) (F) (P: HSMA 2000; P/C: HSMA 3030; or consent of instructor)
    HSMA 3030. Written Communication and Documentation in Health Care (4) (WI) (F) (P: HSMA 2000)
    HSMA 3035. Interpersonal Team Skills for Health Care Supervisors and Practitioners (3) (S) (P: HSMA 2000; P/C: HIMA 3030 or consent of instructor)
    HSMA 3040. Managing the Health of Populations (3) (S) (P: HSMA 3115 or consent of instructor)
    HSMA 3045. Health Data Management (3) (S)
    HSMA 3050. Leadership in Health Care (3) (F) (P/C for major: HSMA 3030; P/C for minor: none)
    HSMA 4010. Health Information Management (3) (F) (P: HIMA 3120; HSMA 3035)
    HSMA 4050. Personnel Management and Supervision in Health Care (3) (S) (P: HIMA 3120; HSMA 3035; or consent of instructor)
    HSMA 4055. Health Care Finance and Accounting (3) (F,SS) (P: HIMA 3120; HSMA 3035)
    HSMA 4060. Medical Practice Management (3) (F) (P: HSMA 4055)
    HSMA 4065. Management of Health Care Operations and Patient Flow (3) (S) (P: HIMA 4075 or consent of instructor)
    HSMA 4903, 4904, 4905, 4906. Allied Health Management Experience (3,4,5,6) (WI*) (S) (P: Senior standing, consent of advisor, and within 15 s.h. of completing degree program)
  3. Cognates - 6 s.h.
    BIOS 1500. Introduction to Biostatistics (3) (F,S) (P: MATH 1065 or equivalent or consent of instructor)
    MIS 2223. Introduction to Computers (3) (F,S,SS)
  4. Concentration areas (Choose one.):
    Health services management: - 6 s.h.
    HIMA 3000. Medical Terminology for Health Professionals (3) (F, S, SS)
    HSMA 3115. Human Diseases (3) (F) (P: BIOL 2130, 2131; or consent of instructor)
    Allied health management:
    Choose 8-11 s.h. from:
    HPRO 2501, 2502, 2503, 2504, 2505. Allied Health Practice (1,2,3,4,5) (F, S, SS) (P: Current and valid applicable credential, license, or registration and consent of advisor and dept chair)
  5. Restricted electives to complete requirements for graduation. Choose from the following, prerequisites for allied health graduate programs, or others in consultation with advisor:
    BITE 2212. Basic Programming for Business Applications (3) (F,S,SS)
    BITE 2311. Financial Information Systems I (3) (F,S,SS)
    BIOS 5010. Epidemiology for Health Professionals (3) (P: BIOS 1500 or consent of instructor)
    GERO 2400. Introduction to Gerontology (3) (FC:SO)
    HIMA 4165. Health Information Systems (3) (S) (P: HIMA 4160)
    HSMA 4015. Health Care Records and Data: Maintenance and Analysis (3) (S) (P: HSMA 3025)
    HSMA 4020. Health Care Reimbursement: Public (3) (F) (P: HSMA 3020)
    HSMA 4025. Health Care Reimbursement: Private (3) (S) (P: HSMA 3020)
    HSMA 4028. Health Care Reimbursement: Policy and Research (3) (S) (P: HSMA 3020)
    HSMA 4056. Marketing Health Care Services (3) (S) (P: HIMA 3120; HSMA 3035; or consent of instructor)
    HSMA 4057. Introduction to Long Term Care (3) (S) (P: HIMA 3120; HSMA 3035; or consent of instructor)
    HSMA 4070. Outcomes Assessment and Management in Health Care (3) (F) (P: HIMA 3120; HSMA 3035)
    HSMA 4075. Managed Care in Health Systems (3) (F) (P: HIMA 3120; HSMA 3035)
    HSMA 4081, 4082, 4083. Advanced Topics in Health Care Management and Service Delivery (1,2,3) (S) (P: HIMA 3120; HSMA 3035; consent of instructor, advisor, or dept chair)
    Choose 19-22 s.h. from:
    HPRO 2501, 2502, 2503, 2504, 2505. Allied Health Practice (1,2,3,4,5) (F, S, SS) (P: Current and valid applicable credential, license, or registration and consent of advisor and dept chair)

Health Informatics Minor

Note: The minor in health informatics is being terminated. The last semester for matriculation of part-time students into the health informatics minor is fall 2010. The last semester for matriculation of full-time students into the health informatics minor is fall 2011. Students should plan to complete the minor in health informatics by May 2013.

Minimum requirements for the health informatics minor is 24 s.h. selected from the following courses:

HIMA 3000. Medical Terminology for Health Professionals (3) (F,S,SS)
HIMA 3120. Health Care Delivery Systems (3) (F) (P: HSMA 2000; P/C: HSMA 3030 or consent of instructor)
HIMA 4138. Health Data Structures (3) (S) (P: HIMA 3120)
HIMA 4160. Concepts in Health Information Technology (3) (F) (P: BITE 2112 or MIS 2223)
HIMA 4165. Health Information Systems (3) (S) (P: HIMA 4160)
HIMA 5060. Health Informatics (3) (F)
HSMA 2000. Professional Roles and Environments in Health Care (3) (SL*) (F,S,SS)
HSMA 3035. Interpersonal Team Skills for Health Care Supervisors and Practitioners (3) (S) (P: HSMA 2000; P/C: HSMA 3030 or consent of instructor)
HSMA 4010. Health Information Management (3) (F) (P: HIMA 3120; HSMA 3035)
MIS 2223. Introduction to Computers (3) (F, S, SS)