Programs Requirements

Health Information Management

UIC’s health information management curriculum is composed of coursework in medical science, disease classification and coding, record management, health information systems, computer technology, and organization and management. Coursework is integrated with professional practice experience in affiliated health care facilities.

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1. Program Requirements

Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management (BSHIM)

Applicants must complete the Illinois Articulation Initiative General Education Core Curriculum (60 total hours of general education credits).

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Health Information Management (PBCHIM)

Applicants must hold a Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited school.

2. Credit Hours

BSHIM – 63 semester hours

PBCHIM – 40 semester hours

3. Prerequisite Courses for BSHIM and PBCHIM

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

Prerequisite Courses - Option 1

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

Prerequisite Courses - Option 2

IDS 200Introduction to Management Information Systems4 Hours
KN 253Human Anatomy and Physiology I4 Hours
KN 254Human Anatomy and Physiology II4 Hours
STAT 101Introduction to Statistics4 Hours

Proficiency Credit

Graduates of an associate degree program in Health Information Technology accredited by the Commission of Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM), who also hold current Registered Health Information Technical Certification or who provide a transcript of equivalent coursework and demonstrate proficiency by exam, may receive up to 24 hours of proficiency credit.

Students with a current RHIT, CPC, CCA, CCS, CCS-P coding credential and demonstrate proficiency via an exam may receive proficiency credit for HIM 432 and HIM 433.