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Health Information Administration, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Madison, AL, United States
A health information administrator (HIA) is an expert in managing medical records. With a degree in Health Information Administration from the Dakota State University, you can work in the Health Information Management (HIM) field.
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Overview

Design and manage health information systems to ensure they meet medical, legal, and ethical standards. Administer computer information systems, collect and analyze patient data, use classification systems and master medical terminologies. Manage records departments and serve on administrative committees. 

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the BS degree in Health Information Administration, students at the Dakota State University will:

  • Be able to plan and develop a health information management system appropriate for varying sizes and types of health care facilities, organizations and agencies
  • Be able to manage the personnel working in a health information management department
  • Be able to perform the following management functions as they relate to a health information management system: facility design, financial planning, budgetary control, selection of equipment and supplies, systems analysis and evaluation of the effectiveness of departmental services
  • Be able to develop and implement policies and procedures for information handling and dissemination in accordance with professional ethics and in conformity with applicable federal, state and local statutes and regulations
  • Be able to design a system to maintain the privacy and confidentiality of health information
  • Be able to develop, analyze and evaluate health data retention and retrieval systems
  • Be able to collect and analyze patient and institutional data for health care and health-related programs
  • Be able to assist in research and statistical analysis to provide administrative and clinical information for institutional management and to evaluate patient care

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Business Statistics 
  • Managerial Communications 
  • Technical Communication 
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Human Anatomy 
  • Physiology 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    71

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  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    525

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

  • Minimum required score:

    50

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.6

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.6 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

In order to demonstrate your academic ability to meet the academic challenges at DSU, you’ll need to meet at least one of the following requirements:

  • Maintain an above-average academic record at least equivalent to a "B-" (2.60 on a 4.00 GPA scale)
  • Be in the top 60% of your class 
  • Get an ACT composite score of 18 or above, or get an SAT score of 950 or above with subscores of at least 480 on the Math and 450 on the Critical Reading

Submit original academic transcripts

  • Your academic transcripts need to be originals or official certified true copies. If your transcripts are not in English, certified true translations must be attached.

Be proficient in English

  • If you’re not a native speaker of English, you must demonstrate proficiency in English

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11812 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5906 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    11812 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5906 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    8742 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4371 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Madison

  • 850 - 1300 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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