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Health Information Management and Technology, B.Sc.

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Highland Park, MI, United States
University of Detroit Mercy knows there are fewer opportunities for traditional coding and coding-related roles in Health Information Management and Technology because the governance of health information is now global.
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Overview

In our mobile society, personnel, patients and data are increasingly crossing international boundaries and Health Information Management and Technology professionals need global skills for the effective governance and security of health information and data. University of Detroit Mercy builds alumni with the knowledge and skills of how healthcare business, data systems and health information operate independently and within the global network of healthcare.

Career

HIMT professionals are found in all healthcare areas and fill leadership, business, strategic planning and administrative positions, and will continue to be leaders within the healthcare workforce. These professionals have titles like: 

  • Compliance Officers
  • Privacy and Security Officers
  • Medical Coders
  • Information Security Specialists

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: National students application deadline:March 1st
  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    36 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Information Systems for Global Healthcare
  • Medical Terminology
  • PathoPharmacology for Healthcare Professionals
  • Global Healthcare Data and Statistics
  • Healthcare Reimbursement and CPT Classification Systems
  • ICD Classification Systems

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    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.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 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

Required Documents

In addition to the application, all freshman applicants must submit:

  • High school transcript
  • ACT or SAT scores
  • A writing sample of at least 250 words on a topic of your choice
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Accepted freshman applicants may be required to take Detroit Mercy placement tests in English composition and mathematics

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14420 USD/semester
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  • National

    14420 USD/semester
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Living costs for Highland Park

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
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