UIC's Department of Biomedical and Health Information Sciences prepares its students for rewarding careers in a variety of health care-related fields and industries. We offer several degree and certificate options:
UIC is a national leader in educating medical artists. Our master’s program teaches graphic artists with an interest in physiology and anatomy how to translate knowledge of biological and medical sciences into visual communications. We are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) in cooperation with the Association of Medical Illustrators (AMI) Accreditation Review Committee.
Biomedical and Health Informatics
The PhD in Biomedical and Health Informatics (BHI) program at UIC prepares future academicians and health care industry leaders to advance the discovery and application of new ideas that enable complex decision-making and promote the introduction of health information technology. Today's decision-making is increasingly driven by data and collaborative practice, while health information technology is simultaneously productive and disruptive. This program is structured to be delivered face-to-face, full-time, using an extensive mentorship model. It is contemporary in terms of technology-based learning, with a small number of courses delivered online or in a blended model.
UIC offers two distinct online options for prospective students interested in advanced health informatics education: Online Master of Science in Health Informatics and Online IBHE Post-Master’s Certificate. Our health informatics program was the first graduate level informatics program accredited in the country by the Commission on Accreditation of Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).
Health Information Management
HIM professionals are experts in managing patient health information and medical records, administering computer information systems, and coding the diagnoses and procedures for healthcare services provided to patients. Graduates of our BS in Health Information Management program (available on campus or online) and our online Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Health Information Management program are eligible to register for the national Registered Health Information Administrators ( RHIA) credential examination offered by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).