The Bachelor of Science Honours in Health Information Systems Management is a degree programme that demands a high level of theoretical and practical engagement, intellectual independence and aims to foster deepened, comprehensive and systematic expertise in the major cognate area of learning, i.e. Health Information Systems Management (HISM). Students will be equipped with advanced cognitive and intellectual skills, key transferable skills and professional/technical/practical skills that would enable them to promote and maintain a healthy environment within working, living and recreational contexts. 3 Graduates will be able to practice professional behaviour within the scope of practice of the Health Information Systems Management, participate in the implementation of the core package of health information in the delivery of health information services as determined by the Ministry of Health and Social Services(MoHSS), and manage required activities in the application of the defined scope of practice. The programme requires the conduct and reporting of supervised research in order to adequately prepare students for entry into the profession. Graduates will be able to function as members of multi‐disciplinary and multi‐sectorial teams. On successful completion of this programme, graduates may be able to find employment in the public and private sectors, municipalities, research institutions; other health‐related institutions, as well as teaching/training institutions. The programme has been endorsed by members of the Programme Advisory Committee (PAC), while academic peers had to be consulted for purposes of international benchmarking.
Criteria for Admission: Candidates will be considered for admission to the Bachelor of Science Honours in Health Information Systems Management programme if they have a Bachelor in Health Information Systems Management at NQF Level 7 from NUST or an equivalent NQF level (NQF level 7) qualification from a recognized institution or relevant pre‐NQF qualification from a recognized institution worth at least 360 credits