Summary of Requirements
This is an upper-level program. Admitted students begin the program in the fall of their junior year and must have 55 credits completed by that semester. Transfer students must have their transfer credits evaluated by the Admissions Office and must meet general and prerequisite requirements of the program.
All students are required to complete the university's General Education (GenEd) curriculum (Analytical Reading & Writing, Mosaic I and II, Arts, Human Behavior, Global/World Society, U.S. Society, Race & Diversity, Science & Technology, Quantitative Literacy).
All Temple students must take a minimum of two writing-intensive courses at Temple as part of the major. The writing-intensive courses for this major are HIM 3297 and HIM 4298.
All CPH students must complete the College Core Course, HRPR 1001 Public Health: The Way We Live, Work and Play.
Please note the Health Information Management program requires students to complete internships at facilities both on and off the University campus. These placements may require criminal background checks, Act 33/34 clearances and perhaps a drug screen. Placements may also require the student to maintain personal health insurance. The results of these requirements may limit and potentially eliminate placement options which can, in turn, result in an inability to meet graduation requirements.
Students in the HIM program are required to satisfy the following prerequisite courses (before or while applying to the program) and professional courses (after being admitted to the program). A grade of C or better is required for all prerequisite and professional courses (a grade of C- is not acceptable).
Health Information Management Prerequisites:
|MATH 1013||Elements of Statistics||3|
|or PSY 1167||Foundations in Statistical Methods|
|or SOC 1167||Social Statistics|
|KINS 1223||Human Anatomy and Physiology I 1||3-4|
|or KINS 1221||Principles of Anatomy and Physiology I|
|KINS 1224||Human Anatomy and Physiology II 1||3-4|
|or KINS 1222||Principles of Anatomy and Physiology II|
|CIS 1055||Computers and Applications (or successfully pass the computer competency test)||4|
|HIM 1101||Medical Terminology||3|
|HPM 2214||Politics and Payments in US Healthcare System||3|
|HIM 2215||Health Information Management IT Fundamentals||3|
|Total Credit Hours||22-24|
Health Information Management Professional Courses:
|HIM 3101||Health Record Documentation 2||3|
|HIM 3107||Health Information Management Leadership and Strategic Management||3|
|HIM 3111||Statistics and Research in Health Care||3|
|HIM 3113||Healthcare Database Design and Development||3|
|HIM 3203||Electronic Health Record Systems||3|
|HIM 3208||International Classification of Diseases||3|
|HIM 3212||Clinical Procedures||2|
|HIM 3271||Professional Development||1|
|HIM 3297||Health Information Management Human Resource Management (WI)||3|
|HIM 4101||Health Informatics: Infrastructure and Standards||3|
|HIM 4102||Legal Aspects of Health Information Management||3|
|HIM 4207||Healthcare Quality Improvement||3|
|HIM 4105||Current Procedural Terminology Coding||3|
|HIM 4113||Healthcare Reimbursement Systems||3|
|HIM 4121||Healthcare Data Analytics||1|
|HIM 4185||Professional Practice Internship||1|
|HIM 4202||Health Information Management Project Management||3|
|HIM 4206||Intermediate Coding||3|
|HIM 4104||Health Information Management Operations Management||3|
|HIM 4286||Management Internship||4|
|HIM 4298||Health Information Management Senior Seminar (WI)||3|
|Total Credit Hours||61|
You should consult with your advisor for information on the distinctions between Anatomy and Physiology selection sequence and its implication for your degree and career goals. Satisfactory completion of the KINS 1221 and KINS 1222 sequence or the KINS 1223 and KINS 1224 sequence will meet the two-course GenEd Science and Technology requirement. Courses are similar, but not interchangeable and must be taken in the correct sequence. Students choosing the KINS 1221 and KINS 1222 sequence may need to take an additional 2-credit elective to meet credit hours degree graduation requirement. Please see a departmental academic advisor for clarification.
The professional courses follow a strict semester-by-semester sequence that requires careful attention to registration dates. See a departmental academic advisor for help planning your professional course registration.
6 credits. Strongly recommended electives include business writing electives.