Health Informatics Program (Postgraduate) (T402)

PROGRAM
Health Informatics
CODE
T402
SCHOOL
School of Computer Technology
LOCATION
Casa Loma Campus
DURATION
1 year (3 semesters)
STARTING MONTH
September, January
CREDENTIAL
Ontario College Graduate Certificate
YEAR OF STUDY
METHOD OF STUDY
FT
This program is geared towards 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.

Full Program Descriptions

Description  

The evolution of information and communication technologies is transforming the health-care system and creating new ways of accessing and exchanging information that will impact the health-care sector. 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 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. This intensive program is designed for IT, health-care or related professionals who aspire to enter into a health informatician/analyst role, or practitioners who wish to enhance their experience with formal education. Participants will be engaged and supported by a team of health informatician/business system analyst professionals and faculty in developing critical skills and competencies in the areas of:

  • Health-care systems, technologies and trends
  • Ethical, professional, legal and policy implications of health information systems technologies and health information standards
  • Problem identification and analysis
  • Documenting and analyzing health-care organization, health-user and solution requirements
  • Process, workflow and system/solution modelling
  • Project management
  • Technical writing
  • Leadership and management
  • Business and system analysis techniques and core-professional competencies such as analytical thinking and problem solving, communication and facilitation, and interactional skills.

The Health Informatics program provides breadth and depth of applied knowledge in the field of health informatics. A key characteristic that sets this graduate certificate program apart is the applied nature of the curriculum. Students will be immersed in the process of health informatics/analysis through case studies, industry projects, and practical work experience, and will be responsible for developing solutions. The uniqueness of this program is in creating graduates with work-ready skills built through applied, hands-on experience.

Graduates of the program will have acquired knowledge, skills and competencies relevant to professional certification programs in Health Informatics/Information and Management Systems.

Graduates will be able to:

  • Formulate change strategies to implement appropriate health information systems technologies (HIST) within the health-care setting.
  • Apply business and system analysis techniques to 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.

 

Partnerships with International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA®)

Academic Membership offers colleges and universities that have Business Analyst curriculums and who care about advancing the Business Analyst profession within their student population to participate in IIBA® membership and benefit from IIBA®’s other products and services.

The Academic recognition programs offer the students of business analyst-related programs the opportunity to receive recognition from the IIBA.

About the IIBA® Academic Certificate

The T402 Health Informatics program integrates core foundational concepts, techniques, and professional competencies as defined within the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK®). Graduates of this program with an average of at least 77% will be eligible to receive the IIBA® Academic Certificate in Business Analysis. The IIBA® Academic Certificate in Business Analysis provides an opportunity for anyone considering a career in business analysis with the ability to gain a comprehensive understanding of the fundamentals of the business analyst practice.

To learn more about the IIBA® Academic Certificate in Business Analysis, please visit the IIBA's website

 

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.

Field Education 

Work Integrated Learning Semester

Your Field Education Options 

Practicums in a health-care environment take place in semester 3.

Program Standards and Learning Outcomes  

Every credential at George Brown College delivers detailed program learning outcomes that are discipline specific and aligned with the appropriate credential level. 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.

In addition to the learning outcome requirements, College programs are required to provide students with exposure to a breadth of learning beyond their core disciplinary or vocational field, to increase their awareness of the society and culture in which they live and work. This breadth requirement is addressed for College programs through additional mandatory General Education or Liberal Studies courses in the program curriculum. Also, programs are designed to provide essential transferrable skills (referred to sometimes as essential employability skills), which include: communication, numeracy, critical thinking and problem solving, information management, interpersonal and personal skills, among others.

To see the relevant program learning outcomes for your specific program of study, please visit georgebrown.ca/programs/learning-standards-and-outcomes

Course Outline

Required Courses 

Printable Curriculum Planner 2018-2019PDF icon

SEMESTER 1

semester courses
Code Course Name
BUS4051 Foundations of Business Analysis
BUS4053 Business Analysis Competencies and Techniques I
BUS4054 I.T. Project Management
BUS4065 Advanced Communications
COMP4014 Health-Care System
COMP4015 Health-Care Information Technology
COMP4080 Knowledge Management and Clinical Decision-Making

SEMESTER 2

semester courses
Code Course Name
BUS4072 Portfolio Development and Work Search Preparation
COMP4024 Health Data Standards
COMP4033 Health Information Systems Analysis and Evaluation
COMP4081 Health Business and Systems Analysis Case I
COMP4082 The Cutting Edge of Health Informatics Technology and Impact on Clinical Practice
COMP4083 Health Information Legislation, Privacy and Security

SEMESTER 3

semester courses
Code Course Name
TCOP4002 Co-op Work Placement
OR  
BUS4081 Work Integrated Learning

Careers and Post-Graduate Study Opportunities

Your Career 

Upon completion of the program, graduates will be able to meet the requirements for positions such as:

  • Clinical/IT Project Manager
  • Health Technology Leader
  • Clinical Informatics Specialist
  • Health Technology Education/Training Specialist

Tuition and Fees

Tuition 

$11,159.00 *

Additional Cost 

* Amounts listed are the total of tuition, materials, student service and ancillary fees for the three semesters of programs starting in fall 2017. Fees are subject to change for programs starting in fall 2018 and at later dates.

How to Qualify and Apply

Admission Requirements  

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

OR

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

PLUS: 

  • Minimum one year of work experience as a health-care professional or an IT professional, or equivalent (resume required)

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 icascanada.ca or WES (World Education Services) at wes.org/ca.

English Language Proficiency

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

Please visit georgebrown.ca/englishproficiency for more details.

Course Exemptions

College or university credits may qualify you for course exemptions. Please visit georgebrown.ca/transferguide for more information.

Apply To  

Ontario Colleges

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

Contact Us  

School of Computer Technology

Phone: 416-415-5000, ext. 4287

Email: computertechnology@georgebrown.ca

Health Informatics Program Co-ordinator: Tyler Krimmel, ext 4013 or tkrimmel@georgebrown.ca

The office hours are 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

For more information about George Brown College, you may also call the Contact Centre at 416-415-2000 (TTY 1-877-515-5559) or long distance 1-800-265-2002.

Visit Our Campus  

The Health Informatics program is offered at our Casa Loma Campus. Sign up for an Information Session or Campus Tour to learn more about George Brown College and the program. You can also explore our virtual tour.

George Brown College is continually striving to improve its programs and their delivery. The information contained in this calendar is subject to change without notice. It should not be viewed as a representation, offer or warranty. Students are responsible for verifying George Brown College admission, graduation, and fee requirements as well as any requirements of outside institutions, industry associations, or other bodies that may award additional designations concurrently with, or after completion of, a George Brown College program.