Health Informatics Program (Postgraduate) (T402)

Health Informatics
School of Computer Technology
Casa Loma Campus
1 year (3 semesters)
Ontario College Graduate Certificate
Courses in this program are offered online, plus some Fridays and Saturdays, allowing students to continue working during their studies. 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.

Full Program Descriptions


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

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.

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Course Outline

Required Courses 


semester courses
Code Course Name
COMP1180 Portfolio I
COMP4011 Career Preparation
COMP4012 Business Communication
COMP4014 Canadian Health-Care System
COMP4015 Health-Care Information Technology (in class)
COMP4018 Knowledge Management and Clinical Decision-Making
HLTH1101 Leadership and Change Management


semester courses
Code Course Name
COMP4021 Project Management and Implementation
COMP4022 The Cutting Edge of Health Informatics Technology
COMP4023 Strategic Planning
COMP4024 Health Data Standards
COMP4025 Privacy and Confidentiality


semester courses
Code Course Name
COMP4031 Online Educational Strategies
COMP4032 Health Informatics Impact on Clinical Practice
COMP4033 Health Informatics System Analysis and Evaluation (in class)
COMP4034 Portfolio II
HLTH1105 Applied Practicum

Detailed course outlines

Careers and Post-Graduate Study Opportunities

Your Career 

Graduates will be able to:

  • Formulate strategies to implement appropriate health information systems technologies (HIST) within the health-care setting
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of health information systems technologies within a health-related setting
  • Integrate relevant standards and professional, ethical and legislative requirements with the appropriate health information system technologies
  • Design training and education for the effective use of HIST

Tuition and Fees


$10,036.00 *

Additional Cost 

* Amounts listed are the total of tuition, materials, student service and ancillary fees for the three semesters of programs starting in fall 2015. Fees are subject to change for programs starting in fall 2016 and at later dates.

How to Qualify and Apply

Admission Requirements  


  • Minimum 2-year Diploma or Bachelor's Degree* in Health Sciences or related field from an accredited institution


  • Minimum 3-year College Diploma in Information Technology* or related field from an accredited institution

Work experience (resumé required):

  • One year of work experience as a health-care professional or an IT professional, or equivalent.

Candidates will be accepted based on the combination of relevant education and work experience.

* Please note that Domestic applicants who are submitting International transcripts require a Canadian equivalency evaluation. This can be obtained through ICAS (International Credential Assessment Service) at or WES (World Education Services) at

English Proficiency

Applicants with international transcripts who do not provide English proficiency test results must test at the College level in the George Brown College English assessment to be considered for admission.

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Course Exemptions:

College or university credits may qualify you for course exemptions. Please visit for more information.

International students: Visit the International Admissions page for more information.

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Student Success

Success Stories  

“I received tremendous guidance and professional support from faculty that encouraged me to go beyond my comfort zone and pursue my dreams. The George Brown College environment was very nurturing both professionally and personally.”

Amrita Tyagi (Graduate 2007, Health Informatics)

Contact Us

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