Curriculum

Students must complete the University requirements for the General Education Foundations (GEF).  Some major requirements fulfill specific GEF requirements.  Below is a suggested plan of study for the 4 year curriculum.

Freshman Year

First Semester

  • WVU 191: First Year Seminar - 1
  • CS 101: Computer Applications  [GEF 8] - 4 
  • PATH 200: Intro to Med Term - 3
  • BIOL 102: General Biology [GEF 2A] - 3
  • BIOL 104: General Biology Lab [GEF 2B] – 1
  • STAT 111: Understanding Statistics [GEF 3] – 3

  • Semester Credits: 15
  • Cumulative credits: 15

Second Semester

  • ENGL 101: Comp and Rhetoric [GEF 1] - 3
  • NBAN 205: Human Anatomy - 3
  • NBAN 206: Human Anatomy Lab - 1 
  • HIIM 110: Intro to US Healthcare - 3
  • HIIM 112: Fundamentals of HIM – 3
  • GEF Area 6 – 3

  • Semester Credits: 16
  • Cumulative credits: 31

Sophomore Year

First Semester

  • ENGL 102: Comp and Rhetoric II (F1) - 3
  • HIIM 231: Fundamentals Disease/Mgt - 2
  • HIIM 233: HIIM Applications - 3 
  • HIIM 235: Coding and Classification of Diseases - 3 
  • HIIM 237: Intro to Professional Practice - 1
  • PSIO 241: Elementary Physiology - 4

  • Semester Credits: 16
  • Cumulative credits: 47

Second Semester

  • HIIM 240: Classification of Procedures - 3
  • HIIM 242: Healthcare Reimbursement/Revenue Cycle - 2
  • HIIM 244: Principles of HIIM Quality Mgt - 2 
  • HIIM 246: Clinical Documentation Improvement - 3
  • HIIM 247: Registries in Healthcare - 2
  • HIIM 248: Professional Practice 1 – 1
  • Elective - 1
  • Semester Credits: 14
  • Cumulative credits: 61

Junior Year

First Semester

  • HIIM 351: Healthcare Data Privacy, Security - 3
  • HIIM 353: Healthcare System Analysis/Design -
  • HIIM 355: HIIM Legal Issues - 3 
  • GEF Area 4  - Suggested Elective COMM 309: Healthcare Communication - 3
  • PHIL 331: Healthcare Ethics [GEF 5] – 3

  • Semester Credits: 15
  • Cumulative credits: 76

Second Semester

  • HIIM 360: Application of Healthcare Classification Systems - 3
  • HIIM 362: Data Governance in Health Systems - 3
  • HIIM 364: Healthcare Data Design - 3 
  • HIIM 366: Healthcare Analytics 1 - 2
  • HIIM 368: Professional Practice 2 – 1
  • GEF Area 8 – 3

  • Semester Credits: 15
  • Cumulative credits: 91

Senior Year

First Semester

  • HIIM 471: HIIM Research - 3
  • HIIM 473: Healthcare Analytics -
  • HIIM 475: Project Management in HIIM - 3 
  • HIIM 477: Leadership in HIIM - 3
  • GEF Area 7 – 3

  • Semester Credits: 14
  • Cumulative credits: 105

Second Semester

  • HIIM 480: HIIM Administration - 3
  • HIIM 482: Health Informatics and Information Governance - 3
  • HIIM 484: Capstone in HIIM - 3 
  • HIIM 486: Advanced Professional Practice – 6

  • Semester Credits: 15
  • Cumulative credits: 120

Coding Certificate Program Additional Courses/Electives

  • HIIM 357: Focus CPT/HCPCS Taxonomies - 3
  • HIIM 479: Coding Professional Practice Experience – 3