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Applied Health Information Science (Bachelor of) (Co-op)

Credential:
Bachelor of Applied Health Information Science
College Code:
CONS
School:
Health & Life Sciences and Community Services
Program Code:
1131C
Accelerated Delivery:
No
Campus:
DO
Academic Year:
2014 / 2015

About the Program

This four-year co-op degree program is for individuals who want to have an impact on the health-care system at a broad conceptual and strategic level. The health industry is continually challenging us with new issues and problems.
- How can we make waiting times in emergency rooms shorter?
- How can a patient in an isolated community get the same expert care as a patient in a state-of-the-art, major-city hospital?
- How can a patient's records, currently kept with a family doctor, be available to a hospital half way around the world because of a medical emergency abroad?
Our Applied Health Information Science degree program provides students with the knowledge and skills in health informatics and information management to enable them to make a difference in health care. As health informaticians, graduates contribute to the quality of care that people receive by providing essential information to both individuals receiving care and services and to health-care professionals. They also help ensure the best use of health-care resources by facilitating the tracking of health-care services and the evaluation of better ways to provide service. They can also contribute to improving the usefulness of new e-health software within health-care organizations and by software vendors. Conestoga is one of only two post-secondary institutions offering this degree in all of Canada. This field needs qualified graduates - the Canadian government indicates it could use 2,000 health informaticians right now! Our Bachelor of Applied Health Information Science degree will put graduates at the leading edge of technology and innovation!

Program Information

Length: Four-year Academic Co-operative Bachelor Degree program
Delivery Sequence: Doon (Kitchener) - September/2014 (Open) - Fall | Winter | Fall | Winter | Fall | Winter | Spring/Summer | Fall | Winter | Spring/Summer
Location: Doon (Kitchener)
Start: September
First-Year Capacity: 30

Note:

Bachelor Degrees in Applied Areas of Study

Conestoga's Bachelor degrees:

Admission Requirements

Note re: Admission Requirements

Admission Procedures

Program Requirements

Tuition & Fees

Tuition: Please refer to program fee chart for information.
*Fees are higher for international students on a Student Visa. Please refer to international program fee chart for information.
*Books and supplies are additional.

Financial Assistance

The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is a needs-based program designed to help Ontario students cover the cost of post-secondary education. Funded by the federal and provincial governments, OSAP is intended to promote equality of opportunity for post-secondary studies through direct financial assistance for educational costs and living expenses. These interest-free loans are intended to supplement your financial resources and those of your family. The majority of students apply for loan assistance via the OSAP website. Students can also print the application booklet through the OSAP website.

For more information, please visit Financial Aid/Awards.

Co-op Information

Graduate Opportunities

  • Our graduates have careers as data analysts, clinical analysts, project managers, software developers, privacy officers, implementation coordinators, and consultants.


100% of 2011-2012 graduates found employment within 6 months of graduation.

For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website: http://www.workingincanada.gc.ca

Pathways & Credit Transfer

Conestoga pathways enable students to build on their academic achievements in order to earn a degree or additional credential. Pathways are formed through agreements between Conestoga programs or partner institutions. View the transfer agreement opportunities for this program.

Often applicants have earned credits from another college or university that may allow a student to be granted advanced standing or exemption. Learn more about credit transfer opportunities at Conestoga.

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)

Conestoga recognizes prior learning of skills, knowledge or competencies that have been acquired through employment, formal and informal education, non-formal learning or other life experiences. Prior learning must be measurable at the required academic level and meet Conestoga standards of achievement for current courses. Challenge exams and portfolio development are the primary methods of assessment. Other methods of assessment may be available depending upon the nature of the course objectives. Successful completion of the assessment results in an official course credit that will be recorded on the student's Conestoga transcript. PLAR cannot be used by registered Conestoga students for the clearance of academic deficiencies, to improve grades or to obtain admission into a program.

For more information on the PLAR process, please visit the testing website.

Course Information
Course # Courses
Level One
ADMN71220 Health Information Management I
ENGL71000 Academic Communications
HIM71050 Health Informatics I
HIM71080 Biomedical Concepts I
INFO71765 Information Systems I
Level Two
COMP71038 Database Concepts I
HIM71090 Information Systems II
HIM71100 Solving Problems in Health Informatics
HIM72020 Governance and Structures of Health Care Systems in Canada
PROG71880 Programming Concepts I
SOC71500 Group Dynamics
Level Three
ENGL72000 Professional Communication
HIM72010 Introduction to Data Analysis
HIM73000 Biomedical Concepts II
INFO71750 Clinical Systems I
PROG72050 Database Concepts II
PROG72300 Programming Concepts II
Level Four
HIM71060 Health Informatics Field Studies
HIM72040 Health Information Management II
HIM73010 Biomedical Concepts III
PROG73410 Database Concepts III
SOC73160 User Training and Adult Education
Level Five
CDEV71050 Co-op and Career Preparation
HIM72030 Health Informatics II
HIM73040 Web Applications Development I
INFO72200 Systems Analysis and Design
RSCH72010 Research Methods/Statistics in Health Sciences
Electives: Interdisciplinary Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours
Level Six
BUS73120 Management and Organizational Behaviour
HIM73030 Epidemiology, Population Health and Public Health
HIM73050 Web Applications Development II
INFO74030 Information Technology Planning and Procurement
MGMT73450 Project Management
Electives: Interdisciplinary Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours
Level Seven
COOP71450 Co-op Work Term 1 - HIM
Level Eight
COOP72150 Co-op Work Term 2 - HIM
Level Nine
HIM74000 Health Information Management III
HIM74020 Decision Support Systems
HIM74070 Security Privacy and Confidentiality
INFO74000 Clinical Systems II
INFO74040 Systems Integration
Electives: Interdisciplinary Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours
Level Ten
DSGN73060 Visual Design
HIM74030 Health Care Quality Improvement
HIM74050 Health Informatics III
HRM74010 Change Management
LIBS7180 Interpersonal Conflict Management Skills
Electives: Interdisciplinary Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours

Program Outcomes

MSDNAA Program-Paid Software For Students/Faculty

Microsoft Developer Network Academic Alliance ( MSDNAA ) software is available as an included Program resource (i.e. no cost to you) if you are registered in this Program or are registered in at least one course that is part of this Program's curriculum.

You will access the downloads of this software through ELMS E-Academy License Management System (ELMS). For more information about MSDNAA please visit MSDNAA Overview. To access the software you need to pay attention to the following information:

For Students:
  • You must be an active student in this Program (be currently registered in this Program or registered in at least one course in this Program's curriculum with fees paid).
  • Adhere to the license terms of the MSDNAA Student Use Agreement.
  • Go to the MSDNAA Software Center (link provided at the last item) to download your software. Please read MSDNAA software download instructions if you need some help. Be sure to record the software SERIAL NUMBER (if available, some free software doesn't have serial number).
  • After installing you need to register (Activate) your software by using your software serial number. Click window list menu button at the left bottom corner, click all programs, select the program you installed, navigate to the help menu, enter your serial number. You can refer to the MSDNAA How-To Videos for help.
  • When you are ready, go to the MSDNAA Software Center to get your MSDNAA software.

    For Faculty:
  • You must be an active faculty in this Program (currently teaching course(s) in a Program in this School).
  • Adhere to the license terms and program usage guidelines
  • Go to the MSDNAA Software Center (link provided at the last item) to download your software. Please read MSDNAA software download instructions if you need some help. Be sure to record the software SERIAL NUMBER (if available, some free software doesn't have serial number).
  • After installing you need to register (Activate) your software by using your software serial number. Click window list menu button at the left bottom corner, click all programs, select the program you installed, navigate to the help menu, enter your serial number. You can refer to the MSDNAA How-To Videos for help.
  • When you are ready, go to the MSDNAA Software Center to get your MSDNAA software.

    If you have any questions or suggestions please contact Conestoga MSDNAA support.

Program Advisory Committees

The College appoints Program Advisory Committee members for diploma, degree, certificate and apprenticeship programs. Committees are composed of employers, practitioners and recent program graduates. College representatives (students, faculty, and administrators) are resource persons. Each committee advises the Board on the development of new programs, the monitoring of existing programs and community acceptance of programs.

For a list of the current members, please visit our Program Advisory Committees.

Apply Now

Domestic students should apply online at www.ontariocolleges.ca or by phone at 1-888-892-2228.

ONTARIOCOLLEGES.CA
60 Corporate Court
Guelph, Ontario
Canada N1G 5J3

Detailed steps on the application process may help you to apply.

International students should apply online using a Conestoga College International Application Form. Please note: not all programs are open to international students. Interested students should check the listing of open programs on our international students web page before applying.

For program information, call the Information Centre at 519-748-5220 ext 3656.

Conestoga College has been granted a consent by the Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities to offer this applied degree for a five-year term commencing July 19, 2013. Conestoga shall ensure that all students admitted to the above-named program during the period of consent will have the opportunity to complete the program within a reasonable time frame.
Application to the Ministry for renewal of the consent to deliver is a prescribed and cyclical requirement for all degree programs at all Ontario colleges.

Disclaimer The College reserves the right to alter information including requirements and fees and to cancel at any time a program, course, or program major or option; to change the location and/or term in which a program or course is offered; to change the program curriculum as necessary to meet current competencies in the job market or for budgetary reasons; or to withdraw an offer of admission both prior to and after its acceptance by an applicant or student because of insufficient applications or registrations, over-acceptance of offers of admission, budgetary constraints, or for other such reasons. In the event the College exercises such a right, the College’s sole liability will be the return of monies paid by the applicant or student to the College.
Program Status
Start DateCampusStatus**
SEP, 2014 Doon Open
** Status applicable to domestic students

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