Health-care and information systems professionals currently employed or with experience in a health-care or technology environment, or who have an interest in the advancement of information technologies in the health-care delivery sector, will be interested in this program.
The evolution of electronic information and communication tools is transforming the health-care system and creating new ways of accessing and exchanging information that will impact the health-care sector.
The Health Informatics graduate certificate program brings together professionals in health-related and information technology sectors to develop specialists in health informatics who can respond to the current and emerging needs of health-care systems. A comprehensive portfolio assessment phase will assist students in developing and mapping their learning plan for initial and ongoing engagement in the program.
- Courses in this program are offered online, plus Fridays and Saturdays, allowing most students to continue working during their studies.
- Three-semester intensive program.
- Multidisciplinary delivery with practical experience.
- Practicums in a health-care environment in semester 3.
Students will interact within a technology-rich setting and be exposed to a variety of co-operative learning environments that include traditional classroom settings, computer laboratories, online learning and simulated learning environments as part of their educational experience.
The Health Informatics program provides breadth and depth of applied knowledge in the field of health-care informatics. Ethical, professional, legal and policy implications of health information systems technologies and health information standards are emphasized throughout the curriculum.
Principles of leadership, project management, and individual and organizational change management are also addressed as themes throughout the program. The program is focused on developing specialists with a “dual” perspective who can integrate computing and managerial knowledge with experience with health-related knowledge and experience. Graduates of the program will have acquired knowledge, skills and competencies relevant to professional certification programs in Health Informatics/Information and Management Systems.
Upon completion, graduates will be able to meet the requirements for positions such as clinical/IT project manager, health technology leader, clinical informatics specialist or health technology education/training specialist.
Part Time Study Options We also offer part-time programs in Health Records and Health Information Management. See the Continuing Education Course Guide at coned.georgebrown.ca.
Program Standards and Learning Outcomes
Each George Brown College certificate, diploma, advanced diploma and graduate certificate program is expected to deliver specific program learning outcomes. Program learning outcomes are statements that describe the knowledge and skills that students are expected to demonstrate by the end of their program of study. Programs are designed to deliver both vocation or discipline-specific learning outcomes and more generic essential employability skills (including communication, numeracy, critical thinking and problem solving, information management, interpersonal and personal skills).
In addition to the aforementioned learning outcome requirements, College programs are required to provide students with exposure to a breadth of learning beyond their vocational field, to increase their awareness of the society and culture in which they live and work. This breadth requirement is addressed through additional mandatory General Education courses in the program curriculum.
To see the relevant program learning outcomes for your specific program of study, please visit georgebrown.ca/programs/learning-standards-and-outcomes