There is an increasing demand for Health Records and Information Management graduates in the public and private sectors and in the Information Technology industry. In hospitals, graduates are working as Departmental Managers, in the areas of quality improvement, database management, special projects, clinical classifications, and as research assistants. Graduates are also employed as Health Records and Information consultants, primary care practice managers, and in information system design. Health Records and Information Management is a very transportable degree with excellent job opportunities. One of Government of Kenya’s six strategies for achieving the health development goals is the establishment of an efficient Health Management Information System (HMIS). Thus, with the current technological developments, a need has arisen to train a higher cadre of professionals who will play a key role in the establishment and development of robust HMIS that integrates the various existing information management strategies both in state and non-state sectors of health.
The Bachelor of Science in Health Records and Information Management program enables students to focus on health records and information systems. This program is concerned with health-related information and the management of systems. It prepares individuals to plan, design, and manage systems, processes, and facilities used to collect, store, secure, retrieve, analyze, and transmit health records and other information used by clinical professionals and health care organizations. It includes instruction in the principles and basic Course Content of the biomedical and clinical sciences; information technology and applications; data and database management; clinical research methodologies; health information resources and systems; office management; legal requirements; and professional standards.
By the end of this programme, the graduate should be able to:
All BSc HRIM candidates shall satisfy the following requirements: Minimum university entry requirement at KCSE. In addition they must obtain at least a C+ (plus) in each of the following subjects: English or Kiswahili, Biology/Biological Sciences, Mathematics, OR A Diploma with a Credit grade in Health Records and Information Technology from a recognized institution with at least 2 years relevant post qualification experience. In addition the candidate should have obtained a C (plain) at KCSE, OR Division III at EACE with credit grades in the cluster subjects listed in (A) above. Credit waiver will be considered for students taking the same programme in a recognized institution, subject to approval by the Department.
The B.scc. in Health Information Management shall extend over a period of 4 (four) academic years. Each academic year shall consist two semesters for full-time students and three sessions for part-time students. The students will take all the prescribed units each academic year. The programme will be reviewed every 4 years in line with emerging developments. Except in special cases such as re-taking selected units approved by the Senate on the recommendation of the Faculty Board, all degree candidates shall enroll in each semester for all the subjects of that semester.
Health Records and Information Management courses shall include intensive experience in both theory and/or practice. In addition to mandatory HRIM courses, the students shall be required to cover four (4) University Common Core Courses during the first Year, namely: General Mathematics, Communication Skills, Introduction to Computer Applications, Philosophy and Society. Each student shall cover the compulsory and university common core courses as outlined in the schedule below. One lecture hour (50 minutes) is equivalent to 2 practical or tutorial hours (100 minutes). In this programme: 1 lecture hour (50 minutes) is equivalent to 2 practical/tutorial hours (i.e. 100 minutes). 1 credit factor (CF) is equivalent to 15 lecture hours or 30 practical hours.
Full Time Ksh – 72,500 per Semester
Online Learining (Odel) – Ksh – 54,500 per Semester
Applications should be on official forms available at Tharaka University College in Gatunga; Non-refundable fee of KES 2,000 for postgraduate courses degree, and diploma programmes and KES 1,000 for certificate courses to be deposited in the following accounts:
Bank Name Account Name: Branch Account Tharaka University
Co-operative Fees Collection
Bank Account Chuka 0112972400000
Equity Bank Fees Collection Chuka 021 0277753588
KCB Bank Fees Collection Chuka 1240985967