BSc (Hons) in Health Information Management

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Mode of Study

Campus Learning

 

The Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Health Information Management is targeted at those wishing to work in middle to senior management grades in clinical and hospital settings or physicians’ offices as Health Data & Information Managers, Bio Statisticians, Medical Informaticians, Data Quality Managers, Researchers, and Public Health Information Managers/ Officers.

Programme details: The programme consists of core (required) and elective modules as detailed below. Some modules may have pre-requisites (i.e. may require the student to pass another module or set of modules first). Some modules may be co-requisite (i.e. such modules are required to be taken together). The number at the end of the module in parenthesis indicates the credit load of the module. 1 credit is equal to 10 hours of learning (guided, in-class and independent combined); therefore a 10-credit module requires on average 100 hours of learning from the student.

Core modules:

  • C5 - ICO - 11 Introduction to Computing (20)
  • B5 - BM1 - 13 Business Management 1 (20)
  • D5 - CS1 - 13 Communication Study Skills 1 (20)
  • B5 - HB1 - 13 Human Biology 1 (Anatomy and Physiology) (20)
  • B5 - MDB - 13 Medical Databases (20)
  • D5 - CS2 - 13 Communication Study Skills 2 (20)
  • A5 - IFA - 13 Introduction to Financial Accounting (20)
  • B6 - HB2 - 13 Human Biology 2 (Pharmacology and Pathology) (20)
  • B6 - CHA - 13 Computing in Health Administration (20)
  • B6 - HET - 13 Health Ethics (20)
  • B6 - EPI - 13 Epidemiology (20)
  • B6 - MKT - 13 Marketing Management (20)
  • B7 - HI1 - 13 Health Information 1 (20)
  • B7 - MT1 - 13 Medical Terminology 1 (20)
  • B7 - MT1 - 13 Medical Terminology 1 (20)
  • B7 - DCO - 13 Disease Coding (20)
  • B7 - MST - 13 Medical Statistics (20)
  • B7 - PPR - 13 Professional Practice (60)
  • B8 - PHI - 13 Public Health Information Management (20)
  • B8 - MT2 - 13 Medical Terminology 2 (20)
  • B8 - ENT - 13 Essentials of Entrepreneurship (20)
  • B8 - PRO - 13 Project (40)

Elective modules:

  • Select one from the following:
    • B7 - OPM - 13 Operations Management (20)
    • B7 - MTR - 13 Medical Transcription (20)
  • Select one from the following:
    • B7 - HI2 - 13 Health Information 2 (20)
    • B7 - PRM - 13 Project Management (20)
  • Select one from the following:
    • B8 - FHI -13 Fundamentals of Health Insurance (20)
    • B8 - HRM - 13 Human Resources Management (20)
 

Recommended full-time study path (4½ years):

Year Sem Module Credits
Year 1 Sem 1 C5 - ICO - 11 Introduction to Computers 20
B5 - BM1 - 13 Business Management 1 20
D5 - CS1 - 11 Communication and Study Skills 1  
Sem 2 B5 - HB1 - 13 Human Biology 1 (Anatomy and Physiology) 20
B5 - MDB - 13 Medical Databases  20
D5 - CS2 - 11 Communication and Study Skills 2 20
Year 2 Sem 3 A5 - IFA - 13 Introduction to Financial Accounting 20
B6 - HB2 - 13 Human Biology 2 (Pharmacology and Pathology)  20
B6 - CHA - 13 Computing in Health Administration 20
Sem 4 B6 - HET - 13 Health Ethics 20
B6 - EPI - 13 Epidemiology 20
B6 - MKT - 13 Marketing Management 20
Year 3 Sem 5 B7 - HI1 - 13 Health Information 1 20
B7 - MT1 - 13 Medical Terminology 1  20
Elective any one  
B7 - OPM - 13 Operations Management 20
B7 - MTR - 13 Medical Transcription 20
Sem 6 B7 - DCO - 13 Disease Coding 20
B7 - MST - 13 Medical Statistics 20
Elective any one  
B7 - HI2 - 13 Health Information 2  20
B7 - PRM - 13 Project Management 20
Year 4 Sem 7 C7 - PPR - 11:  Professional Practice  60
Sem 8 B8 - PHI - 13 Public Health Information Management 20
B8 - MT2 - 13 Medical Terminology 2  20
Elective any one  
CB8 - FHI -13 Fundamentals of Health Insurance 20
B8 - HRM - 13 Human Resources Management 20
Year 5 Sem 9 B8 - PRO - 13: Project 40
B8 - ENT - 11: Essentials of Entrepreneurship 20
 
 

Admissions Criteria

1) Applicants are expected to have successfully completed secondary schooling. The typical entry requirement is BGCSE or IGCSE (in Botswana), LGCSE (in Lesotho) or other equivalent secondary school qualification. BGCSE or IGCSE (in Botswana), LGCSE (in Lesotho) candidates are required to achieve a minimum grade of ‘D’ in five subjects.

2) Applicants must have 10 points in English and Mathematics combined or 32 points in the top 5 subjects.

3) Applicants must have a pass in Biology or Double Sciences.

4) Applicants in possession of a Diploma or Higher Diploma in related field may be given exemptions based on the credit point equivalency.

5) For enquiries and more information please visit our website: www.bothouniversity.com