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Curriculum

This program is designed to prepare students with the necessary skills and competencies for this rapidly evolving profession. The focus of the coursework is based upon three primary learning tracks: management, data, and classification systems and reimbursement. These elements develop throughout the program so that students may obtain the advanced knowledge needed to become successful.

Students learn theory and practice through various course projects and interprofessional activities. Concepts are applied outside of the classroom through professional practice and internship experiences incorporated throughout the program.

NOTE: Online and degree progression students will work with an advisor to identify the required courses and program track based upon previous education and relevant work experience.

Year 1

 

Year 2

First Semester – Fall

hrs

Third Semester – Fall 

hrs

HEIM 401

Introduction to Health Information Management

3

HEIM 510 Professional Practice Experience / Lab I 1

HEIM 415

Healthcare Delivery Systems

3

HEIM 567

Quality and Performance Improvement in Healthcare

3

HEIM 435

Pathophysiology for Health Professionals

3

HEIM 571

Human Resource Management in Healthcare

3

HEIM 501 

Information Resources and Professional Dev.

2

HEIM 575

Applied Statistics and Research Methods in Healthcare

3

HEIM 570

Introduction to Healthcare Management 

3

HEIM 585

Healthcare Reimbursements & Financing

3

  Total Semester Credit Hours 14

HEIM 635

Clinical Terminologies and Classifications II

3

 

 

Total Semester Credit Hours

16

 

Second Semester – Spring

hrs

Fourth Semester – Spring 

hrs

HEIM 420

Legal Aspects of Healthcare

3

HEIM 604

Professional Practice Experience / Lab II

2

HEIM 450

 Intro to Professional Practice 

1

HEIM 665

Topics in Health Information Management

2

HEIM 525

Healthcare Database and Architecture

3

HEIM 671 Leadership in Healthcare 3

HEIM 540

Health Information Systems

3

HEIM 676

Healthcare Analytics 

3

HEIM 565

Clinical Terminologies and Classifications I

4

HEIM 679

Information Governance in Healthcare 

3

 

Total Semester Credit Hours

14

HEIM 680

Management Internship

3

 

 

Total Semester Credit Hours

16

Total program credit hours: 60

For course descriptions, please visit the KU Academic Catalog list of courses in this program.

Last modified: Apr 23, 2019

Prospective Students
The priority deadline to apply to this program is February 1. Applications may be accepted after the deadline based on space available in the next class.


More about this program:
Program overview
Eligibility and requirements
Prerequisites
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Tuition and fees
Curriculum
KU Core Courses PDF document
FAQ

Advising

We're here to answer your questions and help you prepare for a rewarding career in health information management. Advising for prospective students is available Monday-Friday by appointment. Please email him@kumc.edu for scheduling.

For advising on the Lawrence campus, please see the KU Undergraduate Advising Center at (785) 864-2834 or visit Strong Hall Room 132.

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