Program TitleBachelor of Applied Health Sciences in Health Information Management
Total Credit Hours needed for completion of the program
  • Credit Hours
Award (S) Granted On Completion Of The ProgramBachelor of Applied Health Sciences in Health Information Management

In Support of the country’s vision For developing the medical sector, ECT is offering Applied Health Sciences Bachelor’s Degree program.

The mission of the Bachelor of Applied Health Sciences is to provide students with a range of knowledge, skills, and competencies that will prepare them to meet the requirements of the health care sector.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify the core concepts in health environment & society.
  • Acquire the knowledge & skills to make ethical decisions based on an understanding of societal values.
  • Demonstrate the knowledge in the biomedical sciences required to manage healthcare sector.
  • Apply general principles of Management & Economics in the administration of healthcare services.
  • Employ IT skills and tools to effectively manage healthcare operations.
  • Implement and manage applications and processes for clinical classification and coding.
  • Effectively manage the health data and documentation in line with quality management principles.
  • Manage healthcare processes in accordance with the UAE’s healthcare delivery systems.
  • Develop, evaluate and select applications and processes of reimbursement systems in healthcare delivery.

Bachelor of Applied Health Sciences – Major in Health Information Management (HIM)

Semester ICr/HPre-RequisiteSemester IICr/HPre-Requisite
YEAR 1
ENG 100English I3BUS 100Introduction to Management3
MTH100College Mathematics3ENG 104English II3ENG 100
BMD 200Medical Terminology3GEN 201General Psychology3ENG 100
BIT 100Introduction to Information Technology Skills3BMD 201Human Anatomy and Physiology I3GEN 306

BMD 200

GEN 102Islamic Culture3MTH 103Business Calculus3MTH 100
GEN 306Human Biology3ACC 106Accounting3MTH 100
TOTAL18TOTAL18
YEAR 2
HRM 201Introduction to Human Resource Management3BUS 100BMD 205Pathophysiology3BMD 202
ENG 205Health Communication Skills3ENG 104BMD 203Biostatistics for Health Sciences3MTH 100

MTH 103

HSC 201Introduction to Health Information Management3BIT 100

BUS100

BIT 413Data Communication and Networking3BIT 100

HSC201

GEN 302Fundamental of Innovation3BAF 301Introduction to Financial Management3ACC106
BMD 202Human Anatomy and Physiology II3BMD 201BIT 305Database Management System3BIT 100

HSC 201

ECO 203Introduction to Economy3HSC 202Healthcare Institutions Management3BUS 100

HSC 201

TOTAL18TOTAL18
YEAR 3
HIM 305Management of Health Information Systems3HSC 201HIM 302Medical Coding I3BMD 205

BMD 207

BMD 207Pharmacology3BMD 205HSC 203Healthcare Economics3ECO 203
BUS 309Operations Management3BMD203/BUS100/HSC 201HIM 407Health Promotion and Prevention3HIM 206

BMD 205

HIM 206Human Health and Disease3BMD 205HIM 306Health Data Concepts3HSC 201

HIM 305

GEN 303Sociology3ENG 100BIT 430Information Security3BIT305/BIT 413/

HSC 201

GEN 308Legal and Ethical Aspects in Health Sciences3ENG 205
TOTAL18TOTAL15
YEAR 4
HIM 415Graduation Project in HIM3HIM 415Graduation Project in HIM3Complete 99 Cr/H
HIM 303Medical Coding II3HIM 302HIM 401Reimbursement and Revenue Cycle Management3HIM 303/ECO 203/BAF 301
BUS 413Leadership3BUS 100

HSC 202

HIM 419Internship in Healthcare Establishment3Complete 99 Cr/H
HIM 404Health Care Delivery Systems3HSC 202

HIM 305

HIM 403Quality Management in Healthcare3HIM 306/BMD 203/BUS 309
BMD 307Epidemiology3BMD 203
TOTAL15TOTAL12
Total Credit Hours = 132

General Requirements (33)

No.Course TitleCodePre-requisites
1English IENG 100None
2English IIENG 104ENG 100
3Islamic CultureGEN 102None
4College MathematicsMTH 100None
5Health Communication SkillsENG 202ENG 104
6Human BiologyGEN 306None
7General PsychologyGEN 201ENG 104
8SociologyGEN 303ENG 104
9Communication Skills in ArabicGEN 100None
10Introduction to Information Technology SkillsBIT 100None
11Legal and Ethical Aspects in Health SciencesGEN 308ENG 202

Core Requirements (42)

No.Course TitleCodePre-requisites
1Introduction to ManagementBUS 100None
2Introduction to Human Resource ManagementHRM 201BUS 100
3Introduction to Financial ManagementBAF 301ACC 106
4Introduction to Health Information ManagementHSC 201BIT 100, BUS 100, MTH 103
5Database Management SystemBIT 305BIT 100, HSC 201
6Healthcare Institutions ManagementHSC 202BUS 100, HSC 201
7Data Communication and NetworkingBIT 413BIT 100, HSC 201
8Introduction to EconomicsECO 203None
9Information SecurityBIT 430BIT 305, BIT 413
10Healthcare EconomicsHSC 203ECO 203
11LeadershipBUS 413BUS 100
12Operations ManagementBUS 309BUS 100, BMD 203, HSC 201
13Accounting Principles IACC 106MTH 100
14Business calculusMTH 103MTH 100

Biomedical Courses Requirements (21)

No.Course TitleCodePre-requisites
1Human Anatomy and physiology IBMD 201GEN 306
2Human Anatomy and physiology IIBMD 202BMD 201
3PharmacologyBMD 207BMD 205
4PathophysiologyBMD 205BMD 202
5Biostatistics for Health SciencesBMD 203MTH 100
6EpidemiologyBMD 307BMD 203
7Medical TerminologyBMD 200None

Major HIM Requirements (36)

No.Course TitleCodePre-requisites
1Medical Coding IHIM 302BMD 200
2Medical Coding IIHIM 303HIM 302
3Management of Health Information SystemsHIM 305HSC 201
4Reimbursement and Revenue Cycle ManagementHIM 401HIM 303, ECO 203, BAF 301
5Quality Management in Health CareHIM 403HIM 306, BMD 203
6Health Data ConceptsHIM 306HSC 201
7Healthcare Delivery SystemsHIM 404HIM 305
8Internship in Healthcare EstablishmentHIM 419Completing 99 CH
9Graduation Project in HIM (6 credit hours)HIM 415Completing 99 CH
10Health Promotion and Disease PreventionHIM 407HIM 206
11Human Health and DiseaseHIM 206BMD 205

Employability Scope

Throughout your Bachelor Degree Programs, you will receive career guidance from our expert staff and Students Affairs Dept. You will gain valuable new skills which prepare you for work, graduate entry into management training programmes, or further study.

Professional Occupations

Professional occupations for which graduates are prepared in the program:

  • Health Information Manager
  • HIM Supervisor
  • Registered Health Information Administrator
  • Health Insurance Manager
  • Coding Specialist
  • Medical Coder

Bachelor Degree in General Requirements

Students applying for admission to all ECT academic programs must be graduates with a UAE Secondary School Certificate, or it’s equivalent, as stated in the admission requirements set in the Ministerial Decrees No. 200/year 2004 and No 133/year 2005.

A) Secondary School Certificate: A certified UAE general secondary school certificate, with a minimum score of 60% or its equivalent is required for admission, according to the regulations of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research. However, students with scores of less than 60% can study in the Foundation program and should pass 5 courses namely, Arabic Language, IT, Mathematics, Study Skills, and English Communication, along with a TOEFL score of 500 or equivalent before they study academic courses. Students with Industrial, Applied Technology, Commercial, and Agricultural Secondary School Certificates and with a minimum score of 65% can be admitted to ECT programs that are closely related to their fields of study and have to fulfill all other admission requirements. However, students with these certificates and with scores less than 65% can be admitted in the Foundation Program.

B) Proficiency in English: An adequate level of English language proficiency is required for admission. Applicants are required to present one of the following certificates of proficiency:

  • For English programs: (Diploma & Bachelor)
    1. Valid certified TOEFL results equivalent to 500 (173CBT, a 61 iBT) or above
    2. Valid certified IELTS results band 5.0
    3. Valid certified PTE A score of (36-41) is equivalent to an IELTS score of 5.0, and a PTE A score of (44) is equivalent to TOEFL 500 (173CBT, a 61 iBT). Otherwise, they may undertake a course of remedial or intensive English but must achieve the required score before they can proceed into their academic programs.
  • For the Arabic program “Mass Communication and Public Relations,” students should submit a TOEFL certificate with a score of 450 or equivalent. A student with a score of 400 can study the first year program but needs to obtain a 450 score before proceeding to the second year.
  • For Foundation Certificate Program Students who are admitted in the Foundation Program at ECT and wish to pursue their higher education also at ECT and have successfully completed the requirements of the (FP) should meet the English proficiency requirement.
  • Students who can’t provide proof of English proficiency upon admission will be required to undertake a course of remedial or intensive English provided by the ECT

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