ACADEMIA PROFILE & HISTORY
The School of Health Information Management which was formerly School of Medical Records was established in 1976. Prior to the establishment of the school few of the pioneers of the medical records department were sponsored abroad for training. After their training they came back and took over the headship of the department from the expatriate and later established the school so as to train more Health Information Practitioners.
After the regularization and mobilization of the School of Health Information Management, school admission will be conducted by Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) as the name of the School of Health Information Management, University College Hospital, Ibadan will be in the JAMB Brochure.
Presently, the school has gone beyond the original conception of its founders. It has not only made phenomenal impact in the training of health information managers in Nigeria but has over the years acquired international reputation and now, the school has become the preferred choice as far as the training of this group of health care professional is concerned.
The school programme has recently undergone tremendous restructuring and redesigning, so as to provide the students with the knowledge and skill to assist in planning, collating, organizing, disseminating, monitoring and managing vital information required at the local, state and federal levels in order to ensure effective and comprehensive national health care delivery.It is equally refreshing to put on record that the School gained total autonomy i.e. separated from the Department of Health Records by the U.C.H. Board of Management on the 7th of October, 2010.After several years of attempt by the various University College Hospital, Ibadan Management the resource inspection visitation was carried out by the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) in the institution between 27th and 28th of August 2012. The Board granted Interim Accreditation to the Institution to offer 2 streams of 30 students each of ND in Health Information Management with effect from 1st October, 2012. The Interim Accreditation allows the Institution to admit a maximum of the above stated class streams. Admission of students into the programme according to NBTE commenced from the 2012/2013 session.
The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) was notify on the 6th of June, 2013 of the Accreditation of the School of Health Information management, University College Hospital, Ibadan. In line with the National Board of Technical Education, (NBTE) accreditation of the School, the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) now regularized the students of the School for mobilization for youth service on the 7th of November, 2013.All the eligible graduands will be going for the National Youth Service as opposed to the exclusion certificate that we used to collect for our graduands from the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) that used to introduce them into labour market. This is a great stride of achievements of the present UCH Management.
The main objectives of the ND and HND programme are:-
1. To transmit a body of knowledge and a command of adequate technical skills and techniques.
2. To increase the student’s capacity to be creative and to communicate effectively with others.
3. To help the students understand themselves, the environment and the community in which they live.
4. To establish and maintain professional standards and ethics in the practice of health information management.
5. To raise and maintain the status of health information profession in Nigeria and all over the world.
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