To build a Health Information Management Department that will be capable of providing professional training in Health Information Management.
To train qualified / professional Health Information Managers for the provision of Health Information Management services for effective health care delivery system at the local, state and National levels.
The department offers three (3) programmes leading to the award of professional diploma (Diploma), National Diploma (ND) and Higher National Diploma in health information management (HND):
1. PROFESSIONAL DIPLOMA IN HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
This is a three (3) year terminal professional Diploma programme designed to provide the graduates with the knowledge and skills to assist in planning, collating, organizing, disseminating, monitoring and managing vital information required for the health care system.
ENTRY REQUIREMENT: Applicants with a minimum of five (5) credits at not more than two sittings at SSCE, WASC or its equivalent may be considered. The subjects must include; Mathematics, English Language, Biology or Health Science, Physics or Chemistry and any other subject.
The programme is a three (3) year terminal programme leading to the award of Diploma in Health Information Management by the Board.
2. NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
This programme is similar to the professional Diploma programme in content, goal and objective. But the duration of this programme differs from that of professional Diploma.
ENTRY REQUIREMENT: Admission through JAMB only. Applicants MUST possess Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) scores with a minimum of 160 points in addition to the ordinary level requirements. The subjects must include; Mathematics, English Language, Biology or Health Science, Physics or Chemistry and any other subject.
The programme is a two (2) year terminal academic programme followed by a one year of Industrial Attachment carried out in an accredited health facility.
3. HIGHER NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
This programme is designed to produce Technologists equipped with the knowledge and skill to plan, collate, organize, disseminate, monitor and manage health information at all levels of the Health care system.
PROGRAMME STRUCTURE: The certificate awarded at the end of the programme is HIGHER NATIONAL DIPLOMA.
ENTRY REQUIREMENT: applicants with the following qualifications may be considered for admission. In addition to the specific entry requirements, for the National Diploma in Health Information Management above, the candidate MUST possess:
a). National Diploma Certificate in Health Information Management with a minimum of lower credit.
b). Professional Diploma / Technician Certificate in Health Information Management by HRORBN with a minimum of lower credit.
c). Evidence of completion of one year relevant industrial work experience in an accredited health facility approved by the Board.
d). Candidates with a pass (GPA 2.00 – 2.49) at the National Diploma(ND) level with two (2) or more years post – ND cognate work experience may be considered for admission into the HND program.
NOTE: candidates with National certificate and a pass / merit can ONLY be considered for ND 2 before progressing to HND.