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Health Care Information Systems Major Requirements

Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Health Information Systems degree program will be able to demonstrate ability in the following key competencies:

  • Describe the various components of the healthcare system in the United States and the interrelationships between such components
  • Demonstrate the ability to assess, prioritize, and formulate a management response to issues in legal compliance, human resources, financial management, and formulate a strategic plan for a health care organization
  • Define the various components of the information systems used in a health care organization, the data they gather, their use in providing patient care and supporting administrative functions, the interrelationships between applications, and how combinations of date from various applications can be used to address management challenges in today's health care organizations
  • Demonstrate basic skills in computer device networking, telecommunications, information systems security, database administration, clinical information application support, and business website design
  • Synthesize understanding of a business or clinical issues in health care organization and formulate a plan of action to use information systems resources to address that issue

 

Class Schedule:

  • Classes in the major are offered in the day or evening either spring or fall semester on a rotating basis.
  • Classes in the major are offered in the one-day-a-week format.
  • Classes in the major are offered on-line, also on a rotating basis.
  • Classes with low enrollment may be canceled.

Advising:

  • We recommend that you meet with your advisor once per semester, prior to registration, or, at least once a year.
  • Advisors can help plan your schedule or courses, review CAPP reports, discuss minors, assess your status regarding graduation requirements, and provide career counseling, etc.
  • Students can contact the Department of Health Professions for advising at 303-556-3130 or the Department of Computer Information Systems at 303-556-3122.
  • Prior Learning Assessment may be awarded towards your major credits. Please read the information located in the link, if interested.

Please Note:

  • We recommend General Studies and Support Courses prior to enrolling in HCM courses.
  • Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in all courses required for the major and minor (HCM and all required support courses) in order to progress through the program.
  • Courses with grades of less than "C" must be repeated prior to the student taking any other courses for which the first course is a prerequisite.

FA - Fall

SP = Spring

SU = Summer


REQUIRED HEALTHCARE CORE COURSES (27 CREDIT HOURS)

Course Number Course Description Credit Hour(s) Semester Offered
HCM 3010 Health Care Organization 3 FA, SP, SU
HCM 3020 Management Principles in Health Care 3 FA, SP, SU
HCM 3030 Health Care Jurisprudence 3 FA, SP, SU
HCM 3400 Human Resources Management in Health Care 3 FA, SP, SU
HCM 3600 Health Information Systems 3 FA, SP, SU
HCM 4030 Financial Management in Health Care 3 FA, SP, SU
HCM 4300 Strategic Management in Health Care 3 FA, SP, SU
HCM 4150 Electronic Medical Record Applications and Support 3 FA, SP, SU
HCM 4350 Health Information Technology Applications 3 FA, SP, SU


REQUIRED COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS CORE COURSES (24 CREDIT HOURS)

Course Number Course Description Credit Hour(s) Semester Offered
CIS 2010 Foundations of Information Systems 3 FA, SP, SU
CIS 2110 Structured Problem Solving in Information Systems  3 FA, SP, SU
CIS 3030 Business Web Page Development  3 FA, SP, SU
CIS 3060 Database Management Systems  3 FA, SP, SU
CIS 3230 Telecommunication Systems and Networking  3 FA, SP, SU
CIS 3460 Data Warehousing and Mining  3 FA, SP, SU
CIS 3500 Information Systems Security  3 FA, SP, SU
CIS 4030 website Administration  3 FA, SP, SU
REQUIRED CORE SUBTOTAL CREDIT HOURS 51

 

Students will be required to choose nine (9) hours of electives from the following list to attain 60 total hours in the major:

Course Number Course Description Credit Hour(s) Semester Offered
HCM 3500 Health Care Research Methods   FA, SP, SU
HCM 3800 Long Term Care: Management Continuum   FA, SP, SU
HCM 3550 Leadership in Health Care   FA, SP, SU
HCM 3200 Managing Quality in Health Care   FA, SP, SU
CIS 3050 Business Application Development   FA, SP, SU
CIS 4060 Advanced Database Management Systems   FA, SP, SU
CIS 4260 Database Administration   FA, SP, SU
CIS 4280 Network Installation and Administration   FA, SP, SU
CIS 4370 Data Science and Big Data Analytics   FA, SP, SU

 

*This major also requires a Senior Experience.


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