Minor in Health Information Management
The Health Information Management Minor is designed to complement existing programs throughout Temple University, where knowledge of Health Information Management would enhance a student's marketability and overall preparedness for working in the healthcare field. Students will benefit greatly as technology becomes increasingly utilized in every sector of healthcare. The Health Information Management Minor provides students in any discipline with the fundamental background in areas of healthcare information technology, electronic health records and documentation, medical terminology and health care systems in the United States. Students participating in this minor will be better equipped to succeed in fieldwork and internships in their major as they will be more familiar with patient portals, electronic records, privacy and security of patient data.
Completing the Health Information Management Minor improves students' marketability in many professional paths, including public health, kinesiology, health professions and psychology. The minor also prepares students for professional graduate programs such as Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physician Assistant or Medical School.
Students wishing to declare and pursue the Minor in Health Information Management should contact the undergraduate academic advisor in the Department of Health Services Administration and Policy, Division of Health Information Management: Sara Byron at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The requirements for the minor in Health Information Management are:
|HIM 1006||Electronic Documentation for Health Care Providers||3|
|HIM 1055||IT Applications for Health||3|
|HIM 1101||Medical Terminology||3|
|HPM 2214||Politics and Payments in US Healthcare System||3|
|HIM 2215||Health Information Management IT Fundamentals||3|
|HIM 3113||Healthcare Database Design and Development||3|
|Total Credit Hours||18|
- A grade point average of 2.0 in the minor is required as well as a minimum grade of C in each course.
- Courses for the minor must be completed prior to graduation; if completed, the minor will be recorded on the final transcript upon graduation.
- To declare or rescind the minor, contact Sara Byron at email@example.com.
- Open to all majors.
- Two courses can be used to meet minor requirements as well as major requirements.