Diploma in Medical Records Management (DMRM)

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TARGET GROUP

Diploma in Medical Records Management (DMRM) is designed and developed to prepare and equip with necessary skills the persons working in medical and health related-registries, records centres, archival repositories.

It also introduces the fresh secondary school graduates to the basics of medical records management and prepares them to enter into the medical and health-related industry.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of the course, the learners should be able to:

  • Evaluate the theoretical, academic and experimental concepts in the medical records management as a profession
  • Demonstrate skills and knowledge required in managing medical records

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Learners entering this course should have any of the following minimum requirements:

  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (K.C.S.E) Mean Grade C and C- pass in English. Kiswahili.
  • Kenya Certificate Education (KCE) Level – Division III and a pass in English. Kiswahili.
  • A pass in Craft Certificate in Library, Archives and Information Studies(KNEC) or Certificate in Archives and Records Management OR Certificate in Library and Information Science from National Polytechnics or an institution recognized by university senate.
  • Any other equivalent qualification recognized by the University Senate.

UNITS FOR THE COURSE

YEAR ONE
TRIMESTER ONE
DMRM 111: INTRODUCTION TO MEDICAL CONCEPTS AND TERMINOLOGY
DMRM 112: COMMUNICATION SKILLS
DMRM 113: PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE OF MANAGEMENT
DMRM 114: LEGAL ASPECTS OF MEDICAL INFORMATION
DMRM 115: MEDICAL RECORDS MANAGEMENT
DMRM 116: ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
 
TRIMESTER TWO
DMRM 121: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
DMRM 122: PATHOPHYSIOLOGY
DMRM 123: PSYCHOLOGY
DMRM 124: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY PRACTICALS
DMRM 125: MEDICAL STATISTICS
DMRM 126: EPIDEMIOLOGY
 
TRIMESTER THREE
DMRM 131: HEALTH INFORMATION SYSTEMS
DMRM 132: ARCHIVES MANAGEMENT
DMRM 133: PRESERVATION AND CONSERVATION OF INFORMATION MATERIALS
DMRM 134: INFORMATION ENTREPRENEURSHIP
DMRM 135: INTRODUCTION TO FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
DMRM 136: RESEARCH METHODS
 
YEAR TWO
TRIMESTER ONE
DMRM 211: Research Project
DMRM 212: Industrial Attachment

Unit for the course

Mode of delivery

Lectures, group discussions, Problem-Based Learning (PBL), industrial visits, practical sessions and presentations.

Modes of study

Full-time and Part-time

Duration

Four (4) trimesters equivalent of 1 year and 4 months.