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Health Information Management, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Montgomery, AL, United States
Health Information Management (HIM) blends the sciences of medicine and information technology and focuses on applied healthcare statistics, information resources, legislative rules, and quality assurance to ensure that the most up-to-date information is available to make informed decisions. 
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Overview

  • Health Information professionals are key advocates for protecting the privacy and confidentiality of patient information and serve as the critical link between clinicians, patients, policy makers, and others by managing healthcare information in accordance with administrative, legal and ethical requirements. Health Information professionals are experts in the field of electronic health records, patient information, quality assessment, reimbursement, health planning, and applied research.
  • Alabama State University’s HIM program will equip its students with information needed to succeed in the Health Information Management arena. Each student will have a solid foundation with courses in biology, medical terminology, pathophysiology, healthcare financial management, informational systems/design, quality assessment and research methodology. Each student will explore the world of healthcare, and develop entry-level competencies in the field through year-long clinical affiliations in health information management departments within healthcare facilities.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include: 
  • Intro to Health Information Management
  • Intro to Health Statistics and Research Methods
  • The Study of Diseases
  • Development of Healthcare Information Technology
  • Legal Aspects of Healthcare

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    61

    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:

    500

    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

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2 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

  • $25 application fee
  • Copy of your official high school transcript
  • ACT/SAT test scores

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19396 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19396 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    19396 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19396 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    11068 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11068 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Montgomery

  • 860 - 1200 USD/month
    Living Costs

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