HIIM Curriculum

As part of your coursework, you should plan on gaining practical experience at area health care facilities, including a management internship. If you are already in the field and want to add to your skillset, you may want to take a look at FAMU’s Health Information Privacy and Security Certificate.

HIIM Curriculum Map

The coursework we provide is bolstered by laboratory and clinical experience at area health care facilities, and you will also take a four-week management internship. Upon graduation, you will be ready to take the national certification examination to become a Registered Health Information Administrator.

*Pre-Professional Curriculum*

Fall Semester


ENC 1101      Freshman Communicative Skills 3
MAC 1105    College Algebra 
BSC/CHM    Any approved biology or chemistry (w/lab)
HSC 1000    Orientation to Health Sciences
POS 2041    American National Government OR Any approved social sciences course from statewide core course list (AMH 2020, ANT 2000, ECO 2013, PSY 2012)

Total Credits: 14


Spring Semester


ENC 1102      Freshman Communicative Skills II 3
HUM 2210    Historical Survey I OR Any approved humanities course from statewide core course list) (ARH 2000, LIT 2110, MUL 2010, PHI 2010, THE 2000)
*BSC 1005    Biological Science (w/lab) OR BSC 1010 General Biology I (with lab)
PSY 2012      Introduction to Psychology OR Any approved social sciences course from Social Science General Education list (AMH 2010, AMH 3571, AMH 3572, ECO 2023, GEA 2000, POS 2001, POS 2112) AMH 2091  Introduction to African American History OR AFA 3104  The African American Experience

Total Credit: 16

*This is a state common prerequisite. Substitutes indicated in the state Common Prerequisite Manual at
www.facts.org will be accepted. Must successfully complete this course with a grade of C or better.

Fall Semester


*BSC 2093      Anatomy & Physiology I (w/lab)
*ACG 2021      Financial Accounting Principle
*CGS 2060C   Computer Literacy I OR MAN 2543  Introduction to Business Systems
SPC 1017         Foundations of Speech OR SPC 2608  Public Speaking

Total Credits: 16


Spring Semester


*BSC 2094    Anatomy & Physiology II (w/lab) 4
*ACG 2071    Managerial Accounting Principles 3
MAN 3025    Principles of Management 3
*STA 2023    Introduction to Probability & Statistics 3

Total Credit: 13

 

Pre-Professional Curriculum Total Credits: 59

*This is a state common prerequisite. Substitutes indicated in the state Common Prerequisite Manual at
www.facts.org will be accepted. Must successfully complete this course with a grade of C or better.

*Professional Curriculum*


Fall Semester


HIM 3006    Foundations in Health Information Management (w/lab) 3
HIM 3437    Fundamentals of Medical Science I 3
HIM 3930    Professional Development I 1
HSA 3110     Organization & Administration of Health Care Facilities 3
HSC 3531     Medical Terminology 3


Total Credit: 13


Spring Semester


HIM 3116     Quality Management in Health Services (w/lab)
HIM 3626    Health Statistics & Research
HIM 3438    Fundamentals of Medical Science II
HIM 4866E  Database Management and Research

Total Credit: 12


Summer Semester


HIM 3016    Legal Aspects of Health Information
HIM 3806   Professional Practice Experience
HIM 4465   Healthcare Informatics (w/lab) 

Total Credit: 7

Fall Semester


HIM 4226    Clinical Classifications & Terminologies I (w/lab) 3
HIM 4306    Human Resource Management (w/lab) 3
HIM 4656    Health Information Systems (w/lab) 3
HIM 4426    Health Information Privacy & Security Regulations 3

Total Credits: 12


Spring Semester


HIM 3276    Healthcare Reimbursement Functions in HIIM
HIM 4286    Clinical Classifications & Terminologies II (w/lab)
HIM 4344    Leadership in Information Governance (w/lab)
HIM 4816     Professional Practice Experience II
HIM/HSC/HSA
CIS/RCA      Approved Elective (Upper Division)

Total Credits: 12


Summer Semester


HIM 4932    Seminar, Health Information Management
HIM 4933    Professional Development II
HIM 4838    Management Internship

Total Credits: 5


Professional Curriculum Total Credits:61

 

 

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