Biomedical and Health Information Sciences (BHIS)

Subject Number Title Hours Catalog Description
BHIS 405 Medical Sciences and Human Pathophysiology 3 hours. Introduction of fundamental concepts in pathophysiology. Specific disorders of major organ systems including etiology, manifestations, diagnostic tests, treatment modalities, pharmacotherapy and complications. Extensive computer use required. Meets eight weeks of the semester. Taught fully or partially online. Students must have an active UIC NetID with valid password and access to a computer and the Internet.
BHIS 406 Medical Terminology for Health Information Management 1 hour. An Introduction to medical terminology and pharmacology, necessary to understanding the use of clinical vocabularies and classification systems in health information systems. Extensive computer use required. Meets eight weeks of the semester. Taught fully or partially online. Students must have an active UIC NetID with valid password and access to a computer and the Internet.
BHIS 410 Health Data Structures and Management 3 hours. Data structures in clinical information systems, including database design and management, networking and security. Emphasis on "intrapreneurial" skills required to solve organizational information management problems. Prerequisite(s): BHIS 460 and BHIS 461 and BHIS 480.
BHIS 460 Introduction to Health Informatics 1 hour. Introduction to information technology and systems in a healthcare setting. Meets eight weeks of the semester. Taught online. Students must have an active UIC NetID with valid password and access to a computer and the Internet. Prerequisite(s): Credit or concurrent registration in HIM 410 or equivalent experience. Students should demonstrate basic computing skills including knowledge of an office productivity suite (MS Office or other), electronic mail, and Internet browsers. Recommended background: IDS 200 or the equivalent.
BHIS 461 Information Systems for Health Information Management 2 hours. Advanced topics in information technology and systems in a health care setting; collection, analysis and management of health care data; special issues related to the role of health information administrators. Extensive computer use required. Prerequisite(s): IDS 200 and credit or concurrent registration in BHIS 460. 
BHIS 480 Management and Business Practices 3 hours. Principles of management with emphasis on business functions, procedures, and organizational structure as applied to various health care settings including private and institutional practice. Prerequisite(s): Advanced undergraduate or graduate standing in the Department of Biomedical and Health Information Sciences or consent of the instructor. 
BHIS 499 Information Sources in Biomedical  & Health Information Sciences 1 hour. Prepares students to locate, interpret and evaluate pertinent research information sources.  Includes discussion on writing literature reviews.   Assignments require the use of a computer with Internet access.  Prerequisite(s):  Junior standing or above required; or consent of the instructor.