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2016-2017 Academic Catalog (Jan 2017) 
    
2016-2017 Academic Catalog (Jan 2017) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health Informatics and Information Management


Rebecca B. Reynolds, EdD, MHA, RHIA, FAHIMA, Chair
Marcia Y. Sharp, EdD, MBA, RHIA, Graduate Program Director

The Department of Health Informatics and Information Management offers an online Master of Health Informatics and Information Management (MHIIM) with two tracks (an entry-level track  and a postgraduate track ) as well as an online post-baccalaureate certificate  in Health Informatics and Information Management. The course content is delivered primarily in an asynchronous format for each of these programs. The course content is delivered primarily in an asynchronous format for each of these programs.  The Department also offers a dual degree (MHIIM/PharmD ) in collaboration with the College of Pharmacy available to select students.

Student Status

When students are admitted to the program they must determine whether or not they wish to take classes as a full-time or part-time student. The program director and faculty advisor will assist the student in developing an appropriate program of study for program completion based on this determination.  Students must be enrolled the term of graduation.

Students are allowed to transfer up to nine (9) credit hours of credit to apply toward the post- graduate degree. The program director will approve this transfer, per the UTHSC policy, after the student is enrolled at UTHSC.  No credits are allowed to be transferred into the entry-level program.

Graduate students who are enrolled in 9 hours or more are classified as full-time.  Students who are enrolled in less than 9 hours are classified as part-time.  The program length is determined by the number of credit hours students register for each term. The curriculum is offered so that a full-time student may complete the program in six terms. Students have seven years to complete the degree requirements. Courses are offered at least once per calendar year in the term indicated within each of the following course descriptions. All courses in the program are delivered in an online format. The Directed Practice courses require students to complete clinical rotations.

Health Informatics and Information Management Calendar

The academic calendar for this program can be found at https://www.uthsc.edu/registrar/academic_calendar.php.