Program Title Bachelor of Applied Health Sciences in Health Information Management
Total Credit Hours needed for completion of the program  132 Credit Hours
Award (S) Granted On Completion Of The Program Bachelor 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.

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

Semester I Cr/H Pre-Requisite Semester II Cr/H Pre-Requisite
YEAR 1
ENG 100 English I 3 BUS 100 Introduction to Management 3
MTH100 College Mathematics 3 ENG 104 English II 3 ENG 100
BMD 200 Medical Terminology 3 GEN 201 General Psychology 3 ENG 100
BIT 100 Introduction to Information Technology Skills 3 BMD 201 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 3 GEN 306

BMD 200

GEN 102 Islamic Culture 3 MTH 103 Business Calculus 3 MTH 100
GEN 306 Human Biology 3 ACC 106 Accounting 3 MTH 100
TOTAL 18 TOTAL 18
YEAR 2
HRM 201 Introduction to Human Resource Management 3 BUS 100 BMD 205 Pathophysiology 3 BMD 202
ENG 205 Health Communication Skills 3 ENG 104 BMD 203 Biostatistics for Health Sciences 3 MTH 100

MTH 103

HSC 201 Introduction to Health Information Management 3 BIT 100

BUS100

BIT 413 Data Communication and Networking 3 BIT 100

HSC201

GEN 302 Fundamental of Innovation 3 BAF 301 Introduction to Financial Management 3 ACC106
BMD 202 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 3 BMD 201 BIT 305 Database Management System 3 BIT 100

HSC 201

ECO 203 Introduction to Economy 3 HSC 202 Healthcare Institutions Management 3 BUS 100

HSC 201

TOTAL 18 TOTAL 18
YEAR 3
HIM 305 Management of Health Information Systems 3 HSC 201 HIM 302 Medical Coding I 3 BMD 205

BMD 207

BMD 207 Pharmacology 3 BMD 205 HSC 203 Healthcare Economics 3 ECO 203
BUS 309 Operations Management 3 BMD203/BUS100/HSC 201 HIM 407 Health Promotion and Prevention 3 HIM 206

BMD 205

HIM 206 Human Health and Disease 3 BMD 205 HIM 306 Health Data Concepts 3 HSC 201

HIM 305

GEN 303 Sociology 3 ENG 100 BIT 430 Information Security 3 BIT305/BIT 413/

HSC 201

GEN 308 Legal and Ethical Aspects in Health Sciences 3 ENG 205
TOTAL 18 TOTAL 15
YEAR 4
HIM 415 Graduation Project in HIM 3 HIM 415 Graduation Project in HIM 3 Complete 99 Cr/H
HIM 303 Medical Coding II 3 HIM 302 HIM 401 Reimbursement and Revenue Cycle Management 3 HIM 303/ECO 203/BAF 301
BUS 413 Leadership 3 BUS 100

HSC 202

HIM 419 Internship in Healthcare Establishment 3 Complete 99 Cr/H
HIM 404 Health Care Delivery Systems 3 HSC 202

HIM 305

HIM 403 Quality Management in Healthcare 3 HIM 306/BMD 203/BUS 309
BMD 307 Epidemiology 3 BMD 203
TOTAL 15 TOTAL 12
Total Credit Hours = 132

Bachelor of Applied Health Sciences in Health Information Management

(Fall 2019/2020)

General Requirements (33)

Course Code Course Title Prerequisite  Credit Hours
ENG 100 English I 3
ENG 104 English II ENG 100 3
GEN 102 Islamic Culture 3
MTH 100 College Mathematics 3
ENG205 Health Communication Skills ENG 104 3
GEN 306 Human Biology 3
GEN 201 General Psychology ENG 100 3
GEN 303 Sociology ENG 100 3
GEN 302 Fundamentals of Innovation and Entrepreneurship 3
BIT 100 Introduction to Information Technology Skills 3
GEN 308 Legal and Ethical Aspects in Health Sciences ENG 205 3

Core Requirements (42)

Course Code Course Title Prerequisite  Credit Hours
BUS 100 Introduction to Management 3
HRM 201 Introduction to Human Resource Management BUS 100 3
BAF 301 Introduction to Financial Management ACC106 3
HSC201 Introduction to Health Information Management BIT 100,  BUS 100 3
BIT 305 Database Management System BIT 100, HSC201 3
HSC 202 Healthcare Institutions Management BUS 100, HSC201 3
BIT 413 Data Communication and Networking BIT 100, HSC201 3
ECO 203 Introduction to Economics 3
BIT 430 Information Security BIT 305, BIT 413, HSC201 3
HSC 203 Healthcare economics ECO 203 3
BUS 413 Leadership BUS 100, HSC 202 3
BUS 309 Operations Management BUS100, BMD 203, HSC201 3
ACC106 Accounting MTH 100 3
MTH 103 Business calculus MTH 100 3

 

Biomedical courses Requirements (21)

Course Code Course Title Prerequisite  Credit Hours

(CH)

BMD 200 Medical Terminology 3
BMD 201 Human Anatomy and physiology I GEN 306, BMD 200 3
BMD 202 Human Anatomy and physiology II BMD 201 3
BMD 207 Pharmacology BMD 205 3
BMD 205 Pathophysiology BMD 202 3
BMD 203 Biostatistics for Health Sciences MTH 100, MTH 103 3
BMD 307 Epidemiology BMD 203 3

 

Major HIM Requirements (36)

Course Code Course Title Prerequisite  Credit Hours

(CH)

HIM 302 Medical Coding I BMD 205, BMD 207 3
HIM 303 Medical Coding II HIM 302 3
HIM 305 Management of Health Information Systems HSC 201 3
HIM 401 Reimbursement and Revenue Cycle Management HIM 303, ECO 203, BAF 301 3
HIM 403 Quality Management in Health Care HIM306, BMD 203, BUS 309 3
HIM 306 Health Data Concepts HSC 201, HIM 305 3
HIM 404 Healthcare Delivery Systems HSC 202, HIM 305 3
HIM 419 Internship in Healthcare Establishment Completing 99 CH 3
HIM 415 Graduation Project in HIM (6 credit hours) Completing 99 CH 6
HIM 407 Health Promotion and Disease Prevention HIM 206, BMD 205 3
HIM 206 Human Health and Disease BMD 205 3

 

Total 132 Credit Hours

 

 

High School type Acceptance Average Subject score @ HS Foundation
General Track Direct 60% No
Advanced Track Direct 60% No
ADEC Track Direct 60% No
Industrial Technical Commercial Conditional 65% yes
British System GCSE/IGCSE (O-Level, As & A Levels) Direct 5 Subjects O-Level with a grade C or above including maths, physics/biology and chemistry, Plus 2 Subjects AS Level with a grade of C or above, in mathematics plus biology/physics/chemistry. No
Indian Board Pakistani Board American H.S. International High School General Direct 60% No
Advanced Direct 60% No
IB Diploma Direct 24 points or above including 6 Subjects with a minimum of 2 at Higher Level including mathematics No

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