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2023-2024 General Catalog 
2023-2024 General Catalog

Health Informatics and Information Management, BS

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Curriculum-The health informatics and information management curriculum is made up of two parts: the pre-professional curriculum and the professional curriculum. First, the student will complete two years of basic science and general education courses. Second, the student will complete two years of intensive coursework in health informatics and information management. This experience includes, but is not limited to, laboratory and supervised clinical experiences at area health care facilities.

Professional Practice Experience-Each student, upon acceptance into the HIIM program, is required to participate in supervised learning experiences in the technical and administrative aspects of health information management in the Tallahassee and surrounding area health care facilities. The health informatics and information management student is also required to participate in a four-week management internship in a health care facility or related organization. The student’s preferences of the choice of the facility are considered; however, the faculty reserves the right to select alternative affiliation sites which serve the best interests and needs of the student to complete the education requirements.

Professional Credentials-A Bachelor of Science in Health Informatics and Information Management is awarded upon completion of the curriculum. Graduates are eligible to take the national certification examination to become a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA).

Pre-Professional Curriculum

Freshman Year

Fall Semester

Total: 14

Spring Semester

Total: 16

Sophomore Year

Pre-Professional Curriculum Total Credits: 59

*This is a state common prerequisite. Substitutes indicated in the state Common Prerequisite Manual at www.facts.org will be accepted. Must successfully complete this course with a grade of C or better.

See a Health Informatics and Information Management academic advisor for other approved alternate courses in the Pre-professional and Professional Curriculum

Professional Curriculum

Junior Year

Senior Year

Professional Curriculum Total Credits: 61

Total Semester Hours: 120

Foreign Language Requirement

Prior to graduation, all students must have documentation showing completion of the foreign language requirement: two (2) years of the same language or American Sign Language taken in high school or eight semester hours at an accredited undergraduate institution.

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