In addition to meeting the University requirements, candidates for admission to Bachelor of Science in Health Records and Information Management Degree course shall be required to have obtained
i. A Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education mean grade of C+ (plus) and above with a combination of: English or Kiswahili C +, Biology/Biological Sciences, C +,
ii. A Diploma with a Credit pass in Health Records and Information Technology from a recognized institution with at least 2 years relevant post qualification experience.
In addition the candidate should have obtained a C (plain) at KCSE OR Division III at EACE, OR
iii. Mean grade of C- (minus) at KCSE and progressed from certificate to Diploma at Kenyatta University or any other recognized/accredited Institutions.
Credit waiver will be considered for students taking the same programme in a recognized institution, subject to approval by the Department.
Course Requirements and Degree Pattern
The Bachelor of Science in Health Records and Information Management extends over a period of four (4) academic years. Each academic year shall consist of two (2) semesters for full time students and three (3) sessions for part-time students. The students will take a maximum of fourteen (14) units each academic year.
This aims at exposing students to actual public health informational issues and problems. The students will be attached to a relevant health organization for three (3) months, which is expected to give them adequate exposure to the required experience and skills in community health. The module of study will be regular and institutional based learning (IBP).
The common University examinations regulations governing Undergraduate Degree programmes shall apply.
Mode of Examinations
All units shall be examined at the end of the semester in which they are taken. The assessment of the students' work shall be on the basis of percentage (%) marks. The pass mark in all unit courses shall be 40% of the total marks.
Examinations shall consist of Continuous Assessment Tests (CATS) which shall contribute 30% and University examinations which shall contribute 70%.
Units involving field work such as projects shall be examined as follows:
A Supervisor's Report after the field course shall constitute 30%. The project proposal shall comprise 20% and the project report 50 %.
Units involving field work such as attachment shall be examined as follows:
A Supervisor's Report after the attachment shall constitute 30%. Oral presentation, logbook, field supervisor's assessment report and University supervision shall constitute 70%.
University regulations on grading shall apply, thus: 70 -100 (A,) 60 - 69 (B), 50 - 59 (C), 40 -49 D 39 and below Fail
The degree that will be awarded is the Bachelor of Science in Health Records and Information
Management (BSc HRIM). In order to qualify for the award of this degree a candidate must have taken and passed all the units (minimum 48 units), University Common Units (3), School Common Unit (1) and a Research Project (2 units), a total of 52 units.
Unit Code and Title
Level 100 -
UCU 100: Communication Skills
UCU 103: Introduction to Critical and Creative Thinking
UCU 104: Entrepreneurship
APS 101: Introduction to Psychology
HSU 100: Basic Life Support and Emergency Care
PHI 102: Biostatistics
PHI 103: Human Anatomy and Physiology PHI 104: Human Pathology and Physiology
PHI 109: Fundamentals of Health Records and Information Mngt
PHM 104: Fundamentals of Health Management Process
SCO 100: Fundamentals of Computing
SMA 191: Introduction to Computer Programming
ASC 307: Medical Sociology
HCH 202: Health Services Management
HCH 212: Principles of Community Health
HEH 200: Introduction to Epidemiology
PHI 201: Hospital Administrative Statistics
PHI 205: Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response
PHI 206: Ethics and Legal aspects
PHI 207: Health Care and Patient Data Systems
PHI 209: Analysis and Interpretation of Healthcare Data
PHI 210: Computer Applications for Health Information Management
PHM 203: Health Ethics and Law
PHM 204: Essentials of Medical Sociology and Anthropology
SIT 209: Web Design
ASC 303: Demography and Population Studies
BBA 301: Human Resource Management
HEH 400: Applied Epidemiology
HEH 411: Public Health Issues in Disaster Management
PHI 302: Electronic Health Records Management
PHI 303: Management of Health Information Systems
PHI 305: Community-based Health Management Information System
PHI 307: Facility-based health management information system
PHI 308: Healthcare data, quality and technology
PHI 310: Public Health Informatics
PHI 406: Field Attachment: Professional Practice Experience
PHM 301: Health Policy and Planning
PPH 300: Research Methods
EAE 309: Health Economics
PHI 402: Contemporary issues in Health Records and Information Management
PHI 403: Foundations of Health Project Management
PHI 404: Evaluation Methods in Medical and Health Informatics
PHI 405: Research Project on Health Records and Information Management (2units)
PHI 410: Strategic Management in Health
PHI 412: Re-engineering Healthcare PHI 413: Health Needs Assessment
PHI 414: Healthcare Financing
PHI 414: Telemedicine
PHI 415: Database Construction and Management PHMI 405: Health Services Quality Development