What to Expect

Thinking about joining our program? Find out what you can expect as a student at UIC.

We’ve piqued your interest…good! This is only the beginning—new and exciting things await you. Work with your advisor to stay on track with your courses.

Courses

HIM 410 Introduction to the Health Care System 3 hours
HIM 451 Health Information Management Theory and Practice 4 hours

Prerequisites

Make sure you complete your prerequisites! These courses must be completed before you start the program.

  • Human Physiological Anatomy I (with Lab)
  • Human Physiological Anatomy II (with Lab)
  • Introduction to Computer Information Systems (CIS)
  • Statistics (Stats)

Don’t get rid of those books just yet—you’re going to need them! Some next term, some when it’s time to study for the RHIA exam.

Courses

BHIS 405 Medical Sciences and Human Pathophysiology 3 hours
BHIS 406 Medical Terminology for Health Information Management 2 hours

Prerequisites

Before you register for BHIS 406, you’ll have to have taken anatomy I and II. These courses meet that requirement:

  • KN 251 and 252: Human Physiological Anatomy I and II
  • KN 253 and 254: Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II

Whew—you’re moving right along, and the fun is just beginning. Your third semester will be a light one, with only one course for one credit. Rest up!

Courses

BHIS 460 Intro to Health Informatics 1 hour

An entire year has passed—how do you think you’ll feel? It should really be starting to make sense now; the puzzle pieces are staring to fit together. The first year is done, so let’s get to work.

Courses

HIM 453 Principles of Management and Human Resources 4 hours
HIM 454 Legal Aspects, Risk Management and Security of Health Informatics 3 hours

Courses

HIM 432 Coding and Classification Systems 3 hours
HIM 433 Coding and Reimbursement Systems 4 hours

Courses

HIM 455 Health Info Systems Analysis and Design 4 hours

Courses

HIM 452 Quality Management and Data Analysis 4 hours
HIM 481 Healthcare Financial Management 2 hours

This is it—The final course before graduation. You can do it!

Courses

BHIS 580 Practicum in Health Informatics 3 hours