Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Health Information Management (PBC HIM)


Starting Fall 2020, this program will transition to a Master of Science in Health Information Management pending approval of the University of Illinois Board of Trustees and Illinois Board of Higher Education. For more details, please visit the Health Information Management program page.

The Health Information Management programs offered by UIC are designed to impart the knowledge and critical skills important for helping organizations develop and implement effective health information management strategies, advance the quality of patient care and safeguard the integrity of electronic health records. Many areas of study are covered in this CAHIIM-accredited, 100% online program to help prepare students for the various roles defined by health information management.

The program’s advanced curriculum presented 100 percent online offers a solid foundation in health information theory and practice. As a student, you will have the opportunity to expand upon your bachelor’s degree education and gain the coveted leadership and management skills that can help you thrive in today’s ever-evolving healthcare industry.

Gainful Employment Disclosure for Post-Bacc Certificate in Health Information Management.

Pre-requisite Courses

May be waived in some instances or may be completed at another college/university.

IDS 200Introduction to Management Information Systems4 Hours
KN 253Human Anatomy and Physiology I4 Hours
KN 254Human Anatomy and Physiology II4 Hours
PSCH 242Introduction to Research in Psychology3 Hours

Required Courses

BHIS 405Medical Sciences and Human Pathophysiology3 Hours
BHIS 406Medical Terminology for Health Information Management2 Hours
BHIS 460Introduction to Health Informatics1 Hour
BHIS 580Practicum in Biomedical and Health Information Sciences3–12 Hours
HIM 410Introduction to the Healthcare System3 Hours
HIM 432Coding and Classification Systems3 Hours
HIM 433Coding and Reimbursement Systems4 Hours
HIM 451Health Information Management Theory and Practice4 Hours
HIM 452Quality Management and Data Analysis4 Hours
HIM 453Principles of Management and Human Resources4 Hours
HIM 454Legal Aspects, Risk Management and Security of Health Information3 Hours
HIM 455Health Information Systems Analysis and Design4 Hours
HIM 481Healthcare Financial Management2 Hours