What to Expect

UIC’s health information management curriculum integrates coursework with professional practice experience in affiliated healthcare facilities. Several of our classes are offered online.

The length of our program is two years full-time, three years part-time. Both require 63 credits for graduation. Below is a sample full-time schedule.

AHS Summer Exploration and Transition

Looking for an exciting, well-connected jump start to college? Let us help with AHS:SET!

Applied Health Sciences: Summer Exploration and Transition Institute (AHS:SET) meets 2 days in the summer to engage and prepare our AHS incoming freshmen and transfer students.

In a fun and interactive format, you’ll get exposed to introductory academic course work, research and tools for navigating the rigors of an applied health sciences degree.

Sharpen your skills, make connections and learn about the College of Applied Health Sciences (AHS), all before your first semester at UIC!

Required courses

HIM 317 Principles of Health Information Management 4 hours
HIM 410 Introduction to the Health Care System 3 hours
BHIS 405 Medical Sciences and Human Pathophysiology 3 hours
BHIS 406 Medical Terminology for Health Information Management 2 hours
BHIS 460 Introduction to Health Informatics 1 hour
BHIS 461 Information Systems for Health Information Management 2 hours
BHIS 480 Management and Business Practices 3 hours

Required courses

HIM 319 Alternative Health Records 4 hours
HIM 320 Technical Affiliation 2 hours
HIM 329 Legal Aspects of Health Information Management 3 hours
HIM 337 Analysis of Health Care Data 4 hours
HIM 432 Coding and Classification Systems 3 hours

Required courses

BHIS 410 Health Data Structures and Management 3 hours
HIM 343 Quality Evaluation and Management 3 hours
HIM 361 Human Resources Management 4 hours
HIM 433 Coding and Reimbursement Systems 4 hours
HIM 481 Healthcare Financial Management 2 hours

Required courses

HIM 367 System Analysis and Design 3 hours
HIM 374 Health Information Research 3 hours
HIM 377 Current Issues in HIM 2 hours
HIM 384 Clinical Practicum 5 hours