This is a 4 years degree programme with 8 semesters and a total of 480 credits. Each semester consists of 60 credits to complete. 1 credit is equal to 10 hours of learning (guided, in-class and independent combined), therefore a 10-credit module requires on average 100 hours of learning from the student. The programme consists of common 1st year modules, core (required) and elective modules. Some modules may have prerequisites (i.e. may require the student to pass another module or set of modules first). Some modules may be co-requisite (i.e. such modules are required to be taken together).

Admissions Criteria

  • Applicants are expected to have successfully completed secondary schooling.
  • The typical entry requirement is SGCSE or other equivalent secondary school qualification.
  • SGCSE/equivalent with minimum Credit (C) in 5 subjects including English and Biology.
  • Applicants in possession of a Diploma or Higher Diploma in related field may be given exemptions based on the credit point equivalency.


Graduates of this programme can

  • Carry out medical transcription
  • Develop and administer medical databases
  • Design data collection tools/instruments
  • Conduct special studies/evaluations on health information areas
  • Develop protocols/guidelines for health information management
  • Develop and manage a health informatics infrastructure
  • Ensure privacy and ethical practices when managing patient data
  • Carry out coding of diseases and drugs using ICD 10 or later standards
  • Build effective systems to collect, generate, organise, collate, analyse, interpret and disseminate health related data
    Organise and present health related information for policy, planning and for operations management of the health sector

Career Prospects

  • Officer/Managers
  • HIM Analyst/Coder
  • HIM Programme Director
  • Medical Coding Manager
  • HIM Consultant
  • Medical Informatician
  • Insurance Manager
  • Hospital Administrator
  • Data Quality Manager & Researcher
  • Director 3 Coding Operations Hospital
  • HIM Practice Leader Operations
  • Health Information Services Manager
  • Health Data & Information Management
  • Public Health Information Managers / Officers
  • Inpatient and Outpatient HIM Coder & Coding Educator

Skills Developed

  • Computer skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Professional writing
  • Presentation skills
  • Data collection and analysis skills
  • Creative, critical, logical and analytical thinking skills
  • Team building and management skills

Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management

This course combines Science, Business and Information Technology to ensure that students who undertake it come out furnished with the necessary skills they will need to work in middle to senior management grades in clinical and hospital settings



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