2020-2021 Samford University Undergraduate Catalog 
    Apr 17, 2024  
2020-2021 Samford University Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health Information Management Major (B.S.)

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The health information management (HIM) program is designed to prepare students to manage patient and provider data. Students gain comprehensive knowledge of medical, administrative, ethical, and legal requirements and standards related to healthcare delivery, and the privacy of protected patient information. Health information professionals serve as a critical link between care providers, payers, and patients by managing patient health information, administering computer information systems, and collecting and analyzing patient data. The degree allows graduates to work in a variety of settings including hospitals, consulting companies, government entities, ambulatory care clinics, product vendors, and pharmaceutical companies.

General Education - Univ Core Curriculum: 22 Credits

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General Education - Distribution Areas: 28 Credits

  • Natural and Computational Sciences: BIOL 110  (4)
  • Social Sciences: ECON 201  (4) plus one additional Social Science course from Gen Ed. List (4)
  • Mathematics: MATH 150  (4)
  • Humanities  (4)

Health Information Management Major: 83 Credits

General Electives: 3 Credits

(directed by advisor)

Total Required Credits: 128

NOTE: The following courses are cross-listed:
HIIM 302  w/HCAD 302  
HIIM 304  w/HCAD 221 
HIIM 321  w/HCAD 321 
HIIM 401  w/HCAD 401 
HIIM 407  w/HCAD 404 
HIIM 420  w/HCAD 420 
HIIM 311  w/HCAD 301  & PHLT 311 

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