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Bachelors Programs: Health Informatics


 

Program Mission

The BHI program strives to advance the quality and efficiency of the Saudi health care system through producing distinct graduates with in-depth knowledge and skills in health informatics. This mission is attained through using innovative teaching methods, collaborative research, and community-oriented education.


 

Program Goals

1- Graduate professionals with substantive knowledge and skills in the field of Health Informatics.
2.  Promote scientific research pertinent the HI through equipping the graduates with the necessary skills to read, evaluate, and conduct research. 
3- Contribute to the community through directing the education activities, projects and field experience to public and private health-care institutions.​




3. Relationship between Program Mission and Goals and the Mission and Goals of the Institution/College.​

The mission of King Saud bin Abdul-Aziz University for Health Sciences is to graduate highly qualified Saudi health professionals in various health specialties to meet the crucial need of the society for effective, efficient, and equitable health services. The mission of the BHI is aligned with the overall institutional mission in terms of preparing future specialists who shall possess the knowledge and skill to collect, manage, analyze, and deliver data-driven information and, simultaneously, adhere to the health-care standards, government regulations, and professional ethics, in Saudi Arabia.



 4. Graduate Attributes


- Interpersonal skills are the competencies that allow graduates to interact effectively with other people
- Ability to problem solve, as it is needed to work closely with others from different disciplines
- Technical knowledge
- Communication skills​



Course Curriculum​​

 

Level

 

Course

Code

Course Title

Required

or Elective

Pre-Requisite

Courses

Credit

Hours

Type of requirements

(Institution, College or Department)

 

 

Level

1

 

ENGL 101

English Communication Skills I

Required

 

5

COSHP

ENGL 102

English Grammar I

Required

 

4

COSHP

ENGL 103

English Academic Reading & Vocabulary I

Required

 

5

COSHP

ARBC 101

Arabic Language Skills I

Required

 

2

COSHP

ISLM 101

Islamic Culture

Required

 

2

COSHP

 

 

 

Total

18

 

 

 

Level

2

 

ENGL 111

English Academic Writing

Required

 

2

COSHP

ENGL 112

English Grammar II

Required

 

2

COSHP

ENGL 113

English Reading & Vocabulary II

Required

 

2

COSHP

ARBC 111

Arabic Language Skills II

Required

 

2

COSHP

BIOL 101

Biology for Health Sciences

Required

 

2

COSHP

CHEM 101

Chemistry  for Health Sciences

Required

 

4

COSHP

PHYS 101

Physics for Health Sciences

Required

 

4

COSHP

 

 

 

Total

18

 

 

 

Level

3

 

ENGL 201

Medical Terminology

Required

 

2

COSHP

ENGL 211

Advanced English Grammar& Writing for HS

Required

 

2

COSHP

ENGL 212

Advanced English Reading& Vocabulary for HS

Required

 

2

COSHP

BIOC 216

Biochemistry for Health Infromatics

Required

 

4

COSHP

BIOS 201

Biostatistics

Required

 

2

COSHP

BHSC 201

Behavioural Sciences

Required

 

2

COSHP

COMP 201

Computer Science &HI

Required

 

3

COSHP

ELEC 201

Elective

Required

 

1

COSHP

 

 

 

Total

18

 

 

 

Level

4

 

PHIM 211

Anatomy and physiology for Health Informatics

Required

 

4

COSHP

PHIM 212

Principles of disease for health informatics

Required

 

4

COSHP

PHIM 213

Basics of pharmacology for health informatics

Required

 

2

COSHP

EDUC 201

Health Profession Education

Required

 

3

COSHP

HIIM 201

Introduction to health informatics

Required

 

2

CPHHI

 

 

 

Total

18

 

Level

5

 

HINF 301

Introduction to the Health Care System

Required

 

3

CPHHI

HINF 302

Principles of Health Information Management

Required

 

4

CPHHI

HINF 303

Information Systems for Health informatics

Required

 

2

CPHHI

HINF 304

Management and Business Practices

Required

 

3

CPHHI

HINF 305

Mathematical Reasoning

Required

 

3

CPHHI

HINF 306

Introduction to Research in Health Informatics

Required

 

3

CPHHI

 

 

 

Total

18

 

 

 

Level

 6

 

HINF 311

Alternative Health Records

Required

 

4

CPHHI

HINF 312

Technical Affiliation

Required

 

4

CPHHI

HINF 307

Legal Aspects of Health Information Management

Required

 

3

CPHHI

HINF 313

Coding and Classification Systems

Required

 

3

CPHHI

HINF 308

Analysis of Health Care Data

Required

 

4

CPHHI

 

 

 

Total

18

 

 

 

Level

 7

 

HINF 411

Coding and Reimbursement Systems

Required

 

4

CPHHI

HINF 401

Human Resources Management

Required

 

4

CPHHI

HINF 412

Healthcare Financial Management

Required

 

3

CPHHI

HINF 413

Health Information Research

Required

 

4

CPHHI

HINF 414

Health care Data Structures and Management

Required

 

3

CPHHI

 

 

 

Total

18

 

 

 

Level

 8

 

HINF  415

Systems Analysis

Required

 

4

CPHHI

HINF  416

Programming and Data Analytics

Required

 

3

CPHHI

HINF 417

Current Issues in Health Information Management

Required

 

3

CPHHI

HINF 418

Quality Evaluation and Management

Required

 

3

CPHHI

HINF 419

Clinical Practicum

Required

 

5

CPHHI

 

 

 

Total

18

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