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Bachelor of Science in Health Records & Information Management

Course Rationale
The medical record of a patient is a powerful tool that allows the treating physician to track the patient’s medical history and identify problems or patterns in the provision of quality health care.
The program aims to train and develop highly qualified and ethical health professionals with ability to maintain the records and information of their patients.

Target group
The program has been designed to recognize that its graduates will have a strong base on Information and Technology in health care. The target is KCSE, A Level graduates and those with diploma in the relevant areas wishing to advance.

Why study the program
The program offers opportunities to the students, for academic and professional advancement and also equips them with the capacity and capabilities to harness and implement relevant health information issues.

Program Objectives

  1. To equip students with analytical critical thinking and problem solving skills in Health records management
  2. To equip students with both theoretical and practical knowledge and skills pertaining to information and records management
  3. To produce graduates who can apply effectively and efficiently the acquired knowledge, skills and abilities for the benefit of humanity
  4. To prepare students for progression to higher level of studies in their fields of specialization  
  5. To be able to pass on the acquired knowledge to others

Exemptions and credit transfers

  1. A maximum of 15 units can be transferred for relevant units covered at degree or diploma level whose attainment is grade B and above.
  2. Evidence supporting the application should include certified academic transcripts, certificates and a letter from the relevant registrar or authority
  3. Application for credit transfer will not be allowed three (3) weeks after the start of the semester / trimester unless granted permission by the University Senate.
  4. The University reserves the right to administer an appropriate test, through the relevant Department in order to determine whether exemption should be granted.
  5. No exemption shall be granted for professional or clinical subjects.

Entry Requirements
At least KCSE mean grade C+ and  a minimum of C (plain)  in Mathematics or Physics, C+ in Biology, C (plain) in English/Kiswahili;  or Diploma in Health Records and Information Technology.

Program duration and Fees
8 semesters for  direct intake and 5 semesters for the upgrading students

Fees

Download the most recent fee structure here

Application form

Applications can be downloded here , you can also submit your application online here

Programme Start Dates:

Every January and September