Objectives/aim of the course:
The course is designed to acquire sufficient knowledge of the prevailing system of scientific documentation with computerization, information search and retrieval; to get familiar with large databases dealing with various entities such as diseases, pathological conditions, symptoms, drugs & concepts such as data mining; to learn the classification & codification of drugs, diseases & their treatment; to acquire knowledge of the current trends in Health Information Management like health insurance, third party payers and document scanning etc.
Expectation from the future graduate in the providing patient care:
On completion of this course, the students will be able to:
Evaluate knowledge of practice relevant to health information management.
Use formal research as a tool to evaluate and develop practice.
Identify his/her professional learning and developmental needs.
Work collaboratively with other health care professionals to achieve a quality service.
Enable health care organization for better management of patient information
Support health care administrators in routine activities
Apply the knowledge obtained on specialized areas effectively in the health care system.
Use interpersonal skills to facilitate effective communication with various health care professionals
Develop health information standards according to the health care requirements
Apply analytical and reflective skills to evaluate and improvise professional practice.
Uphold legal ethical standards within his/ her profession
Eligibility for admission:
Pass in 12th class of 10 +2 of CBSE or equivalent with minimum aggregate of 55% marks in physics, chemistry and biology provided the candidate has passed in each subject separately. A candidate also must have passed in English (Core or selective or functional) as a subject of studies in the qualifying examination.
Duration of the course
Duration of the course: 3 academic years
Medium of instruction:
English shall be the medium of instruction for all the subjects of study and for examination of the course.
No candidate shall be permitted to appear for any one of the parts of BSc. HIM degree course examinations, unless he/ she has attended the course in the subject for the prescribed period in an affiliated Institution recognized by this University and produces the necessary certificate of study, attendance, satisfactory conduct and progress from the Head of the Institution.
A candidate is required to put in a minimum of 75% of attendance in both theory papers and 90% practical separately in each subject before admission to the examination. This relaxation in attendance includes for medical & any other reasons approved by the head of the Institution.
A candidate lacking in the prescribed attendance and progress in any one of the subjects in theory and practical in the first appearance shall not be permitted for admission to the entire examination.
A. Postgraduate Certificate in Health Informatics (Duration – 6 months)
Students must take 4 Module for completion of the certificate. At least, two of them must be from the core module.
Assessment and Assessment Criteria
Assessment will be carried out within each module and at the end of the programme for awarding the Certificate / Diploma. Assessment method will wary according to the modules. A combination of individual written assessments, exercises and written examination will be given to the students. Some Modules may also use other methods like individual practical exercise and group work projects
To receive the certificate, students must: Complete at least four taught modules (60 Credits).
Earn at least 50% or higher in each of the four Modules taken for credit.