Apr 23, 2018  
Undergraduate Catalog 2012-13 
Undergraduate Catalog 2012-13 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health Informatics and Information Management minor

Health Informatics and Information Management (HiiM) minor is designed for all WMU undergraduate students who have been accepted by any college at Western Michigan University with any academic major other than the HiiM major. To ensure the academic success, each applicant for a HiiM minor must have completed two necessary and basic pre-HiiM courses with a minimum individual grade of “C” and and average grade performance of 2.75 at WMU. In addition, each accepted HiiM minor must take two required HiiM core courses and two elective HiiM courses. Altogether, a HiiM minor is required to take 16 credit hours of coursework.

Due to enrollment capacity limited by existing faculty resources a controlled access policy will b applied to all HiiM core courses. That is, for any HiiM core courses, if offered, seats will first be reserved for students with a HiiM major. If extra seats remain after a defined enrollment deadline for the HiiM major, then they will be made available to students with a HiiM minor, then to any other legitimate students.

Admission Requirements

The Health Informatics and Information Management (HiiM) minor is designed for any WMU student to complement his/her academic major(s) at Western Michigan University. Due to the enrollment capacity constraints and the assurance of academic success for HiiM minors to complete the required coursework in HiiM curriculum, students who are interested in pursuing a HiiM minor must apply for acceptance after they have completed the pre-HiiM requirements with acceptable performance. To seek acceptance to the HiiM minor in fall semester, students must complete the application process by May 1 and students will be notified of their status no later than June 1. For spring semester admission, students must complete the application process by September 1 and will be notified of their status no later than October 1.

Students must submit the application to the HiiM program director with a verified document from his/her college that indicated 1) the applicant has completed at least 48 credit hours or equivalent coursework, including the two pre-HiiM courses, at Western Michigan University, and 2) each pre-HiiM course has a minimum of “C” grade. Any HiiM minor applicant must be an eligible WMU student who has been admitted to a college at WM with a minimum GPA of 2.75. Acceptance standards are dynamically adjusted based on the available program capacity. Applicants who missed the application deadline will be considered in the next application cycle.

Program Requirements:

Pre-HiiM Core Courses

Each HiiM minor applicant must complete the following two courses before applying for acceptance to the HiiM program as a HiiM minor. Each course shall be completed with a grade of “C” or above.

Required HiiM courses

Each HiiM minor must take the following:

Health Info Systems and Management

Select one of the following cross-listed courses:

Elective HiiM Core Courses

Each HiiM minor must elect two (2) courses from the following: