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 317Principles of Health Information Management4 hours
HIM 410Introduction to the Health Care System3 hours
BHIS 405Medical Sciences and Human Pathophysiology3 hours
BHIS 406Medical Terminology for Health Information Management2 hours
BHIS 460Introduction to Health Informatics1 hour
BHIS 461Information Systems for Health Information Management2 hours
BHIS 480Management and Business Practices3 hours

Required courses

HIM 319Alternative Health Records4 hours
HIM 320Technical Affiliation2 hours
HIM 329Legal Aspects of Health Information Management3 hours
HIM 337Analysis of Health Care Data4 hours
HIM 432Coding and Classification Systems3 hours

Required courses

BHIS 410Health Data Structures and Management3 hours
HIM 343Quality Evaluation and Management3 hours
HIM 361Human Resources Management4 hours
HIM 433Coding and Reimbursement Systems4 hours
HIM 481Healthcare Financial Management2 hours

Required courses

HIM 367System Analysis and Design3 hours
HIM 374Health Information Research3 hours
HIM 377Current Issues in HIM2 hours
HIM 384Clinical Practicum5 hours