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BSc (Hons) in Health Information Management


Mode of Study: Campus Learning | Distance 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 Computers20
  • B5-BM1-13   Business Management 120
  • D5-CS1-13   Communication and Study Skills 120
  • D5-HB1-13   Human Biology 1(Anatomy & Physiology)20
  • D5-MDB-13   Medical Databases20
  • D5-CS2-13   Communication and Study Skills 220
  • A5-IFA-13   Introduction to Financial Accounting20
  • D6-HB2-13   Human Biology 2(Pharmacology & Pathology)20
  • D6-CHA-13   Computing in Health Administration20
  • D6-HET-13   Health Ethics20
  • D6-EPI-13   Epidemiology20
  • B6-MKT-13   Marketing Management20
  • D7-HI1-13   Health Information 120
  • D7-MT1-13   Medical Terminology 120
  • D7-DCO-13   Disease Coding20
  • D7-MST-13   Medical Statistics20
  • D7-PPR-13   Professional Practice60
  • D8-PHI-13   Public Health Information Management
  • D8-MT2-13   Medical Terminology 220
  • B8-ENT-13   Essentials of Entrepreneurship20
  • D8-PRO-13   Project40

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

Semester

Module code

Module name

Credits

1

1st Semester

C5-ICO-11   

Introduction to Computers

20

B5-BM1-13   

Business Management 1

20

D5-CS1-13   

Communication and Study Skills 1

20

2nd Semester

D5-HB1-13   

Human Biology 1(Anatomy & Physiology)

20

D5-MDB-13   

Medical Databases

20

D5-CS2-13   

Communication and Study Skills 2

20

2

3rd Semester

A5-IFA-13   

Introduction to Financial Accounting

20

D6-HB2-13   

Human Biology 2(Pharmacology & Pathology)

20

D6-CHA-13   

Computing in Health Administration

20

4th Semester

D6-HET-13   

Health Ethics

20

D6-EPI-13   

Epidemiology

20

B6-MKT-13   

Marketing Management

20

3

5th Semester

D7-HI1-13   

Health Information 1

20

D7-MT1-13   

Medical Terminology 1

20

Select any one from the following:

B7-OPM-13

Operations Management

20

D7-MTR-13 

Medical Transcription

20

6th Semester

D7-DCO-13   

Disease Coding

20

D7-MST-13   

Medical Statistics

20

Select any one from the following:

D7-HI2-13

Health Information Management 2

B7-PRM-13

Project Management

7th Semester

D7-PPR-13   

Professional Practice

60

4

8th Semester

D8-PHI-13   

Public Health Information Management

D8-MT2-13   

Medical Terminology 2

20

Select any one from the following:

20

D8-FHI-13 

Fundamentals of Health Insurance

20

B8-HRM-13

Human Resource Management

20

9th Semester

B8-ENT-13   

Essentials of Entrepreneurship

20

D8-PRO-13   

Project

40

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