College of Health Sciences

College of Health Sciences

Bachelor in Health Informatics

The Bachelor's Program in Health Informatics is the a crucial pillar of the main streams supporting eHealth applications, electronic health/medical record, tele-health and telemedicine. This program offered by the College of Health Sciences, Saudi Electronic University, prepare graduates with technical skills and effective communication skills to help them participate actively in the labor market in several areas.

Program duration

4 years

​Job Opportunities

Health / clinical informatics specialist.

Specialist in health applications.

Medical data analyzer.

Health systems specialist.

Head of clinical coding services.

Health data safety analyzer.

Information researcher.

Job in research centers for private and governmental sectors.

Job in health insurance companies.

Faculty member in universities in the field of specialization.

Total credit hours needed for completion of the program

:The study plan is composed of 130 credit units distributed as follows

University Requirements 34 credit units
College Requirement 33 credit units
Department requirement 54 credit units
Track requirements 9 credit units

Major tracks or specializations within the program

1-Technical Oriented Track

2-Public Health Oriented Track

Internship program

The students will spend 12 weeks (1 Semester) in one or more institutions with
approximately 420 internship hours.

Year 1-Semester 1
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
ENG 001 English Skills 8 -
CS 001 Essentials of Computers & Software 3 -
COMM 001 Communication Skills 2 -
Total 13
Year 1-Semester 2
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
ENG 002 English Skills 8 -
MATH 001 Fundamentals to Mathematics 3 -
CI 001 Academic Skills 2 -
Total 13
Year 2-Semester 1
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
BIOL 101 Basic Medical Terminology 3 Pass Year 1
HCM 101 Health Care Management 3 Pass Year 1
HCI 111 Introduction to Health informatics 3 Pass Year 1
HCI 111 Introduction to Health informatics 3 Pass Year 1
IT 101 Introduction to Information Technology and Information Systems 3 Pass Year 1
CS 140 Computer Programing I 3 Pass Year 1
Total 18
Year 2-Semester 2
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
HCM 102 Organizational Behavior 3 -
BIOL 102 Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology 3 BIOL 101
CS 141 Computer Programming II 3 CS 140
ISLM 101 Introduction to Islamic Culture I 2 -
PHC 131 Introduction to Epidemiology 3 PHC 121
HCI 112 Electronic Health Records 3 HCI 111- IT 101
Total
Year 3-Semester 1
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
HCM 113 Health Policy and Saudi Healthcare System 3 HCM 101
IT 243 System Analysis and Design 3 CS 141
IT 244 Introduction to Database 3 CS 141
PHC 212 Concepts of Health Education and Promotion 3 BIO 101
PHC 214 Interdisciplinary Perspectives in Healthcare 3 HCM 101- HCM 102
ISLM 102 Prof. Conduct & Ethics in Islam 2 -
Total 17
Year 3-Semester 2
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
PHC 216 Ethics & Regulations in Healthcare 3 HCM 113
HCI 213 Medical Coding and Billing 3 HCI 112
IT 201 Human Computer Interaction 3 IT 243
IT 210 Computer Networks 3 IT 243
HCM 213 Financial Management for Healthcare 3 HCM 101
PHC 215 Healthcare Research Methods and Analysis 3 PHC 131
Total 18
Year 4-Semester 1
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
HCI 314 Public Health Informatics 3 HCI 213
PHC 312 Health Communications 3 PHC 216
IT 270 IT Project Management 3 IT 243
IT 230 Web Technologies 3 IT 201
ISLM 103 Islamic Economic System 2 ISLM 101
HCI 315 Telehealth and Telemedicine 3 HCI 213
Total 17
Year 4-Semester 2
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
IT 409 IT Security and Policies 3 IT 210
HCI 316 E-Health 3 HCI 315
ISLM 104 Social System and Human Rights 2 ISLM 102
xxx Elective 1 3 PHC 312 -HCI 314- HCI 315
xxx Elective 2 3 PHC 312 -HCI 314- HCI 315
xxx Elective 3 3 PHC 312- HCI 314 -HCI 315
Total 17
For study plan files

Study plan for Bachelor Program of Academic Year 2019 / 2020 AD​ Click here

Study plan for Bachelor Program of Academic Year 2017 / 2018 AD Click here

Study plan for Bachelor Program of Academic Year 2015 / 2016 AD (Old) Click here

A guide to excellence Click here

The procedures necessary to pass the field training stage Click here

Field training scheme Click here