Bachelor of Arts In Health Records and Information Management

Bachelor of Arts in Health Records and Information Management

The Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Health Records and Information Management provides health care professionals as well as individuals with a minimum of 45 credits toward a health related undergraduate degree an opportunity to complete a bachelor’s degree in Health Records and Information Management. Students currently employed in the health care industry can utilize this program to migrate from the clinical side of the health care industry to the administrative, business or leadership side. St. Thomas University views the previous health care related coursework as initial professional preparation and development in the chosen Health Care field. The remaining credits completed at the University will add a liberal arts and health records and information management component. The BA in Health Records and Information Management program will help in achieving an important transition into this professional career. Improvement in performance will be experienced and potential as an effective decision maker will be discovered.   The BA in Health Records and Information Management is offered over a fifteen month period and consists of four semesters, four courses (12 credits) per semester with an average semester consisting of 16 weeks. Courses are five weeks in duration and are offered on-line. The program normally starts each January, May and August.

Learning Outcomes

The BA in Health Records and Information Management enables learners to develop: 
  1. Problem-solving and decision-making skills within the health care industry with focus on the health records and information systems. 
  2. Skills in the use of health information analysis and computer literacy skills (internet research, electronic access to the health care information).
  3. The ability to communicate values, directions, and expectations clearly and distinctly using different forms of communications, including technologies in a variety of interpersonal and organizational settings. 
  4. Interpersonal, self-reliance and leadership skills. 
  5. Written and oral communication skills applicable to the health care industry. 
  6. Understanding of research techniques and their applications to the health records and information systems. 
  7. Self-knowledge and self-image growth.  

Program Requirements

Aleksandra Zupan
Instructor and Coordinator for the
Health Care Services Program
Email: azupan@stu.edu
Tel: (305) 474-6823
Fax: (305) 628-6758