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Undergraduate Program

Bachelor of Applied Health Sciences in Health Information Management

Bachelor of Applied Health Sciences in Health Information Management
Program Title: Bachelor of Applied Health Sciences in Health Information Management
Credit Hours: 132
Award Granted on Completion: Bachelor of Applied Health Sciences in Health Information Management
Delivery Mode:  Face-To-Face
Local Accreditation Status:  Commission for Academic Accreditation, UAE (CAA)
Language of Study: English
Duration: 4 Years
Campus: Abu Dhabi
Faculty Info: Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences

About the Program

The Bachelor of Applied Health Sciences, with a major in Health Information Management (HIM), is a comprehensive program that will prepare you for a  rewarding career at the intersection of healthcare and information technology. It will provide you with the knowledge and skills to manage and analyze health information to ensure its accuracy, accessibility, and security. Throughout the program, you will develop a solid foundation in health sciences, health systems, and information management principles. You will also understand health information management’s unique challenges and opportunities, including privacy regulations, electronic health records, data analytics, and health informatics. 

Major areas of study in the Bachelor of Applied Health Sciences program include:

  • Health Information Systems: Learn about the design, implementation, and management of health information systems, including electronic health records (EHRs), health information exchange (HIE), and health data standards.
  • Health Data Management: Gain knowledge and skills in collecting, organizing, and analyzing health data. Learn about classification systems, coding standards, and data quality assurance techniques.
  • Healthcare Privacy and Security: Gain an understanding of legal and ethical considerations for patient privacy and health data security. Learn about regulatory compliance, risk assessment, and security protocols.
  • Health Informatics: Explore the application of information technology in healthcare, including the use of data analytics, decision support systems, and telehealth technologies to improve patient care and outcomes.
  • Health Information Governance: Learn the policies, standards, and best practices for managing health information in accordance with industry guidelines. Develop skills in policy development, information governance frameworks, and compliance management.

Throughout the program, students engage in hands-on learning experiences, including internships, industry placements, and projects. These opportunities allow students to apply their knowledge in the real world and gain valuable industry experience. Graduates of the HIM program are prepared for a wide range of career opportunities in health information management. They may work in hospitals, clinics, government agencies, research institutions, or health information technology companies. Possible positions include health information manager, HIM specialist, clinical data analyst, privacy officer, or EHR implementation consultant. The Bachelor of Applied Health Sciences in Health Information Management offers a dynamic and rewarding educational path for individuals who are passionate about the intersection of healthcare and information technology. Graduates contribute to the effective management of health information, improving patient care, decision-making, and health outcomes.

Objectives

  • Enhance awareness of societal values, integrity at work, and excellence in the healthcare sector
  • Prepare students to evolve in a cross-functional, team-based work environment
  • Provide multidisciplinary competencies to meet the requirements of the healthcare sector
  • Prepare students to serve in middle management positions in the public and private healthcare sector
  • Prepare students for HIMA international certifications
  • Provide the knowledge and skills required for developing wide health record systems

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify key national and international organizations that contribute to the delivery of quality healthcare in the UAE
  • Demonstrate knowledge of biomedical sciences, including medical terminology, anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology, epidemiology, and biostatistics, required to manage the healthcare sector
  • Develop a better understanding of the scope of professional practice in the domain of health information management, including healthcare quality management, health economics, legal and ethical aspects of health information management, healthcare business intelligence, leadership for health professionals, governance, and health informatics concepts and applications
  • Gain a greater understanding of the role of the health information management professionals in enhancing patient safety and, as a result, the quality of healthcare in the UAE
  • Analyze technologies for health information management and manage the applications and processes for clinical classifications and medical coding, including reimbursement systems for use in UAE healthcare organizations
  • Create and record policies, procedures, and standards that reflect the importance of confidentiality, security, and integrity of health care data and skills in compliance with the UAE's healthcare delivery systems

Career Opportunities

After completing the Bachelor of Applied Health Sciences in Health Information Management, numerous career opportunities are available to you. Here are some of the positions previous graduates of the program have secured:

  • Health Information Manager or Consultant
  • Health Information Technology Director
  • Clinical Coding Specialist
  • Medical Records Clerk
  • Medical Claims Manager
  • Health Information Analyst or Specialist
  • Medical Insurance Coordinator or Manager
  • Information Access and Disclosure Specialist
  • Health Information Technician
  • Quality Improvement Specialist
  • Abstractor
  • Healthcare IT Project Manager
  • Medical and Health Services Manager
  • HIM Director or Consultant
  • Senior Compliance Specialist or Analyst
  • Revenue Cycle Specialist
  • Coding Auditor
  • Privacy or Compliance Officer
  • Health Data Analyst

Program Curriculum

General Requirements – 11 Courses (33 Credit Hours)

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours Prerequisite
BIT 100 Introduction to Information Technology 3 None
ENG100 English I 3 None

GEN100/

GEN101

Communication Skills in Arabic/ Communication Skills in Arabic for non-Arabic speakers 3 None
GEN102 Islamic Culture (Arabic/English) 3 None
GEN105 Emirates Culture and Society 3 None
ENG104 English II 3 ENG100
GEN103 Logic and Critical Thinking 3 ENG100
GEN201 Psychology 3 ENG104
GEN302 Fundamentals of Innovation and Entrepreneurship 3 ENG104
GEN304 Ethics 3 ENG104
MTH105 Mathematics and Statistics 3 None

Basic Medical Sciences Courses – 5 Courses (15 Credit Hours)

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours Prerequisite
BMS 110 Medical Terminology 3  
BMS 121 Human Anatomy 3 BMS 110
BMS 122 Human Physiology 3 BMS 110
BMS 411 General Pharmacology and Toxicology 3 BMS 410
BMS410 Pathology 3 BMS 122

Basic Science Courses -2 Courses (6 Credit Hours)

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours Prerequisite
BSC 122 Biology for Health Sciences 3
BSC 220 Biostatistics 3 MTH105

Core Major Courses – 27 Courses (81 Credit Hours)

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours Prerequisite
BUS100 Introduction to Management 3
ACC106 Accounting Principles (I) 3  
BAF301 Introduction to Financial Management 3 ACC106
HIM210 Introduction to Health Information Management 3 CIT100
CIT122 Introduction to Database Management Systems 3 HIM210
HCM120 Healthcare Institutions Management 3 BUS100
BSC321 Public Health and Epidemiology 3 BSC 220
HCM324 Healthcare economics 3 BAF301
BUS309 Operations Management 3 BUS100
BUS413 Leadership 3 BUS309
HIM320 Medical Coding I 3 BMS410
HIM410 Medical Coding II 3 BMS410
HIM310 Management of Health Information Systems 3 CIT122
HIM306 Health Data Concepts 3 HIM210
HIM311 Healthcare Information Systems Analysis and Design 3 HIM210
HIM423 Introduction to Healthcare Informatics 3 HIM210
HIM321 Healthcare Information Security and Privacy 3 CIT122
HIM401 Reimbursement and Revenue Cycle Management 3 HIM410
HCM212 Healthcare Delivery System 3 BUS309
HCM307 Health Promotion and Disease Prevention 3 BMS410
HCM 323 Quality Management in Healthcare 3 BUS100
BUS407 Project Management 3 BSC 220
HCM414 Information Governance for Health Professionals 3 HCM221
HCM221 Electronic Health Records 3 HIM310
HCM312 Medical Insurance Systems 3 HIM410
HIM420 Graduation Project 3 Completing 99 Cr.
HIM422 Internship 3 Completing 99 Cr.

Study Plans

Semester 1 CH Semester 2 CH
YEAR 1 (36 CH)
ENG100 English I 3 GEN100/101 Communication Skills in Arabic/Communication Skills in Arabic for non-Arabic speakers 3
MTH105 Mathematics & Statistics 3 ENG104 English II 3
BMS 110 Medical Terminology 3 GEN 201 Psychology 3
BIT100 Introduction to Information Technology 3 BMS 121 Human Anatomy 3
GEN102 Islamic Culture (Arabic/English) 3 GEN304 Ethics 3
BSC122 Biology for Health Sciences 3 ACC106 Accounting Principles I 3
Total 18   Total 18
YEAR 2 (30 CH)
BSC 220 Biostatistics 3 BMS410 Pathology 3
HIM210 Introduction to Health Information Management 3 GEN103 Logic and Critical Thinking 3
GEN302 Fundamentals of Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Sustainability 3 BAF301 Introduction to Financial Management 3
BMS 122 Human Physiology 3 CIT122 Introduction to Database Management Systems 3
BUS100 Introduction to Management 3 HCM120 Healthcare Institutions Management 3
Total 15   Total 15
YEAR 3 (33 CH)
HIM 310 Management of Health Information Systems 3 HIM320 Medical Coding, I 3
BMS 411 General Pharmacology and Toxicology 3 HIM306 Health Data Concepts 3
BUS 309 Operations Management 3 HCM307 Health Promotion and Disease Prevention 3
HIM311 Healthcare Information Systems Analysis and Design 3 HCM221 Electronic Health Records 3
HCM324 Healthcare Economics 3 HIM321 Healthcare Information Security and Privacy 3
GEN105 Emirates Culture and Society 3      
Total 18   Total 15
YEAR 4 (33 CH)
HCM414 Information Governance for Health Professionals 3 HIM420 Graduation Project in HIM 3
HCM 323 Quality Management in Healthcare 3 HCM312 Medical Insurance System 3
HIM410 Medical Coding II 3 HIM401 Reimbursement and Revenue Cycle Management 3
BUS413 Leadership 3 HIM422 Internship 3
HIM212 Health Care Delivery Systems 3 HIM423 Introduction to Healthcare Informatics 3
BSC321 Public Health and Epidemiology 3 BUS407 Project Management 3
Total 18   Total 18

Admission Requirements

Liwa College offers Bachelor’s programs that are accredited by the Ministry of Education in the UAE and are designed in collaboration with our strategic partners across all industries. Our curricula as well as teaching and learning methods follow a practical approach whereby students get to test theories and develop skills that bridge the gap between academia and the labor market needs.

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Tuition Fees

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Admission Tuition Fees – 2023/2024

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