Health Informatics and Information Management Major

Courses

The framework of the curriculum for health informatics and information management majors in the Bronson School of Nursing at Western Michigan University is composed of three components: the pre-program core courses, the program core courses and the hosting college specialty courses. The details of each component follow. A health informatics and information management major will complete all required courses (pre-program core and program core) and a minimum of nine hours of specialty track courses. The total credit hours to complete a health informatics and information management major will be between 51and 55 hours, depending on the actual courses taken by a student.

Pre-program courses

The following courses or their equivalents must be completed by each applicant for a health informatics and information management major. Each course shall be completed with a grade C or above.

  • CIS 1020/CIS 1100: Introduction to Business Computing (three credits / one credit)
  • NUR 1040/HSV 1100: Introduction to Health and Human Services (two credits / two credits)
  • MDSC 2010: Medical Terminology (one credit)
  • BIOS 1120: Principles of Biology (three credits)
  • Human Anatomy – select one of the following:
    • BIOS 2110: Human Anatomy (three credits)
    • OT 2000: Human Functional Anatomy (three credits)
  • BIOS2400: Human Physiology (four credits)
  • Statistics – select one of the following:
    • STAT 2160: Business Statistics (four credits)
    • STAT 2600: Elementary Statistics (four credits)
    • STAT 3660: Introduction to Statistics(four credits)

Program core courses

All of the following courses must be completed by an admitted health informatics and information management major at Western Michigan University.

  • NUR 2350/HSV 2350/BUS2700 (cross-listed) – Health Info Systems and Management (three credits)
    • Select one of the following:
      • NUR 2350: Special Topics in Nursing (three credits)
      • HSV 2350: Special Topics in Interdisciplinary Health Services (three credits)
      • BUS 2700: Business-driven Information Technology (customized contents) (three credits)
  • Health Care Ethics – Select one of the following:
    • NUR 3220: Healthcare Ethics (three credits)
    • PHIL 2010: Introduction to Ethics (three to four credits)
    • PHIL 3340: Biomedical Ethics (three to four credits)
  • NUR 3330: Health Informatics (three credits)
  • CIS 3600: Systems Analysis and Design (customized contents) (three credits)
  • CIS 3660: Information Assurance and Compliance (customized contents) (three credits)
  • CIS 4600: Business Database Applications (customized contents) (three credits)
  • HSV 4800: Health Services Practice Management (three credits)
  • NUR 4300/HSV 4350/CIS 49906 (cross-listed): Health Informatics and Information Management Capstone Project (three credits)
    • Select one of the following:
      • NUR 4300: Special Topics in Nursing (three credits)
      • HSV 4350: Special Topics in Health and Human Services (three credits)
      • CIS 4990: Enterprise Project (customized contents) (three credits)

College specialty courses

Each health informatics and information management major shall take a minimum of nine credit hours of coursework from the hosting college where he or she obtains the baccalaureate degree. Details about specialty tracks are presented below.

College of Health and Human Services: one specialty tracks is planned to be offered.

Health Services: five health services courses are offered for this track

  • HSV 4150: Administrative Functions of Health Care (three credits)
  • HSV 4810: Health Systems and the Environment (three credits)
  • HSV 4850: Major Issues in Health and Human Services (three credits)
  • HSV 4860: Health Literacy Practices (three credits)
  • HSV 4890: Health and Human Services Independent Research (three credits)
  • NUR 4300: Special Topics in Nursing

Haworth College of Business: three specialty tracks are planned to be offered.

Data Analytics: four courses are identified in this track

  • CIS 2640: Business Reporting and Analysis (three credits) 
  • CIS 3640: Business Analytics (three credits) 
  • CIS 4640: Business Data Mining (three credits)
  • CIS 3620: IT Project Management (three credits)

Health Information Networking: four courses are identified in this track.

  • CIS 2660: Networking and Data Communications (three credits) 
  • CIS 5550A: Advanced Networking (three credits) 
  • CIS 5550B: Network Security (three credits)
  • CIS 5550C: Health Information Networking (three credits)

Management: three management courses are offered for this track.

  • MGMT 3010: Project Management (three credits) 
  • MGMT 3520: Human Resource Management (three credits)
  • MGMT 4540: Employment Relations (three credits)