Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management

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Purdue University Global's Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management program is designed to cover legal standards and best practices in the field of health information management. Read on to find out more details about this online bachelor's degree program.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

Purdue University Global's online Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management program is designed to prepare you to perform technical and managerial duties related to health care management. You could take core courses that cover pharmacology, medical terminology, and human diseases, and you are able to learn about topics in health care compliance and strategic planning for health care organizations. The capstone course requires about 120 hours of professional work experience. It must be carried out at an approved health care institution.

What Are the Prerequisites?

If you're considering the online Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management program at Purdue University Global, you may have strong critical-thinking and problem-solving abilities as well as the desire to prepare for a technical career in the health care field. Applicants to Purdue University Global should have a high school diploma or GED; some programs may have additional requirements.

What Are the Course Requirements?

The Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management degree program at Purdue University Global has 180 credits. Of those, 33 are core credits, 117 are major credits and 30 are elective credits.

Core Requirements (33 credits)

Course CodeCourse Title
CM107College Composition I
CM220College Composition II
CS204Professionalism - Theory and Practice in the Global Workplace
Choose one of the following:
MM150Survey of Mathematics
MM212College Algebra
Choose one of the following:
HU200Arts and Humanities - Modern Creative Expressions
HU245 Ethics
HU250Humanities and Culture
Choose one of the following:
SC200Discovering Science - Current Issues in a Changing World
SC235General Biology I - Human Perspectives
SC246Fundamentals of Microbiology
SC250Fundamentals of Science
Choose one of the following:
SS211The 1960s - Reshaping the American Dream
SS236People, Power, and Politics - An Introduction to American Government
SS250The Technological Revolution - A Social Scientific Approach

Major Requirements (117 credits)

Course Code Course Title
HA255 Human Resources for Health Care Organizations
HI135 Legal Aspects of Health Information
HI150 Automation of Health Information
HI215 Reimbursement Methodologies
HI230 Quality Assurance and Statistics in Health Information
HI253 Medical Coding I
HI255 Medical Coding II
HS111 Medical Terminology
HS140 Pharmacology
HS200 Diseases of the Human Body
HS230 Health Care Administration
SC121 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
SC131 Human Anatomy and Physiology II
HI300 Information Technology and Systems for Health Care
HI305 Management of Health Information
HI410 Advanced Reimbursement Methodology
HS305 Research Methods for Health Sciences
HS311 Epidemiology and Biostatistics I
HS312 Epidemiology and Biostatistics II
HS420 Advanced Health Informatics
HS450 Strategic Planning and Organizational Development for Health Care
HI499 Bachelor's Capstone in Health Information Management

Elective Requirements (30 credits)

Course Code Course Title
Open Electives

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

After completing the Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management program at Purdue University Global, you could be able to apply your knowledge to a variety of career opportunities in doctor's offices, government agencies, consulting firms, and insurance companies. After graduating from the above program, you might be able to apply for positions such as:

  • Patient information coordinator
  • Information security analyst
  • HIM quality auditor
  • Data quality manager
  • HIM clinical documentation specialist

Advanced Degrees

Graduates with a Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management degree from Purdue University Global may decide to continue their education in order to prepare for more advanced positions. If you'd like to enroll in a master's degree program that allows for clinical data analysis and is designed to prepare you for leadership roles in the field, you could research programs such as the following:

  • Master of Health Information Management
  • Master of Science in Health Informatics
  • Master of Science in Information Technology with a concentration in Health Informatics