Bachelor of Applied Health Information Science (Honours)
- Bachelor of Applied Health Information Science (Honours)
- College Code:
- Health & Life Sciences and Community Services
- Program Code:
- Accelerated Delivery:
- Academic Year:
- 2018 / 2019
Notice:Students in this program are required to bring a mobile device that meets minimum specified requirements.
About the ProgramThe Bachelor of Applied Health Information Science (Honours) degree is an innovative four-year co-op program that will prepare graduates for a number of in-demand careers in the health care industry. Our graduates enable the healthcare system to achieve its goals of person-centred, safe, high quality and sustainable health care through data-informed problem solving. Our graduates will use applied and integrated knowledge and skills from health information science, biomedical and health sciences, information technology and management sciences to positively impact the health care system.
Students in the BAHIS degree will experience a variety of real-life learning opportunities that will enrich the learning experience and provide relevant career knowledge. Students will be challenged to use creativity and problem-solving skills to design, implement and evaluate a broad range of projects with community partners. Students will design health informatics and information management solutions while learning to maintain security, privacy and confidentiality. The BAHIS degree will offer students opportunities to develop critical thinking and communication skills that will enable them to work successfully on inter-professional teams.
Upon graduation from the program, students will qualify to challenge the national certification examination of the Canadian Health Information Management Association (CHIMA).
Program InformationLength: Four-year Academic Co-operative Bachelor's degree program
Delivery Sequence: Doon (Kitchener) - September/2018 - Fall | Winter | Fall | Winter | Fall | Winter | Spring/Summer | Fall | Winter | Spring/Summer
Location: Doon (Kitchener)
First-Year Capacity: 35
- Advanced standing pathways are available for graduates with diplomas in health information management or in Conestoga's Health Office Administration program.
- Successful completion of a pre-health sciences program may be considered as meeting the admission requirements. See below for details.
Bachelor's Degrees in Applied Areas of StudyConestoga's Bachelor's degrees:
- are current and offer a balance of applied study and theory.
- offer integrated content across disciplines including business, liberal arts and sciences.
- offer personal learning experiences with smaller class sizes.
- result in a graduate with thorough knowledge and co-op work experience.
- provide opportunity for further studies in a number of articulation agreements with universities worldwide.
- are government approved and meet all ministry standards.
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, OR 19 years of age or older
- A minimum of six (6) Grade 12 courses with a minimum cumulative average of 65%, including three (3) required U level courses and three (3) additional U or M level courses ( Higher averages are often required for admission due to competition for available spaces in the program.)
- The following Grade 12 U courses are required:
- English (ENG4U)
- One (1) Grade 12 Mathematics course with a minimum average of 70% from the following: Advanced Functions (MHF4U) OR Calculus and Vectors (MCV4U) OR Mathematics of Data Management (MDM4U)
- Grade 12 Biology with a minimum average of 70% (SBI4U)
- Three (3) other Grade 12 U or M courses
Note re: Admission Requirements
- Successful completion of a pre-health sciences degree pathway program from an Ontario College of Applied Arts and Technology (CAAT) with two semesters of the required science and mathematics will be considered acceptable as meeting the U level requirements. Minimum averages will apply.
- Advanced standing pathways are available for graduates with diplomas in health information management or in Conestoga's Health Office Administration program.
- Applicants with transcripts from institutions where the language of instruction is not English must demonstrate English language proficiency with a minimum test score on one of the following language proficiency tests or equivalent scores from another internationally recognized English language test:
- IELTS overall band of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0
- TOEFL iBT 88
- CAEL 70, no sub-test band score less than 60
- PTE Academic 58
- Conestoga English Language Test (CELT) Band 6
- We offer a language program for students whose English language skills are below the standard required for admission but all other admission criteria have been met. You will be eligible for admission to the degree program after completion of level 4 of the General Arts and Science - English Language Studies (ELS) program with an overall grade average of 80% and no grade less than 75%. Your placement in the ELS program is determined by scores on an in-house English language test or TOEFL or IELTS.
- Academic strength is calculated by averaging marks from the three required courses (see Admission Requirements) and the three additional U or M courses. If more than three additional courses are submitted, the courses with the highest marks will be used.
- A sound English background is important for success in this program and is considered during the admission selection process. Minimum cutoffs may apply.
- Graduates of a health office administration diploma will be eligible for admission into third year with a modified timetable of courses. Please apply to program 4131C.
- Graduates of a health information management diploma will be eligible for admission into third year with a modified timetable of courses. Please apply to program 3131C.
- Applicants must have basic computer literacy,
- Students in this program are required to bring a mobile device that meets minimum specified requirements.
- Applicants should display integrity, reliability, maturity, self-direction, determination, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, ability to work in teams and leadership.
- Mandatory practicum health and safety requirements must be completed by students prior to student field/clinical placements. Successful placement completion is required for students to progress to program completion. To qualify for field/clinical placement learning experiences, students must present the following practicum requirements by the deadline indicated on the practicum package which will be distributed in class at the beginning of year two:
- A complete immunization record including MMR, Tdap, Varicella, and Hepatitis B. Seasonal flu vaccination is required during flu season (October - March).
- TB Testing: Evidence of current 2-Step or previous 2-step + current 1-step if more than one year has passed since 2-step testing.
- An annual Police Check for Vulnerable Sector Screening (VSS). Police Checks must be clear of any unpardoned criminal offences. An unclear criminal record may result in the inability to participate in field placement/clinical which will jeopardize progress in the program. Acceptance for placement is at the discretion of the agency; some agencies may request students to provide a VSS completed within six months of placement start date. Students with criminal records are advised to meet with the program chair for academic counselling to determine program suitability.
- The academic requirements to be eligible for a co-op work term in a degree program are as follows:
- Minimum 2.5 SWA (65% session weighted average) in the eligibility term two academic semesters prior to any co-op work term
- Maximum two failures or withdrawals during the academic semester that occurs in the eligibility term two academic semesters prior to any co-op work term
- Must have successfully completed all but two core courses, according to the program design, by the eligibility term prior to any given work term (regardless of the level the student was placed in advanced standing)
- Students (even those on special timetables) will not be permitted to complete a co-op work term until conditions above are met and all but two core course deficiencies, according to the program design, are cleared
- Co-op work terms may need to be re-sequenced to allow academic deficiencies to be cleared or in the event a student changes cohorts (i.e. graduation is delayed by one year or more). Students may not repeat a passed work term
- Should a student's academic performance decline considerably during the term just prior to any work term, the college reserves the right to withdraw the student from the upcoming work term
Tuition & Fees
Tuition fee details for the 2017-2018 year are listed below. Fees for the next academic year are unavailable at this time. Books and supplies are additional.
Financial AssistanceThe 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 Services/Awards.
- Co-op programs add value to your education. Earn while you apply what you learn in a real workplace environment. See the Co-op webpages for more details.
- The College cannot guarantee co-op employment. All co-op students are required to conduct an independent co-op job search in addition to the supports and services provided by the Department of Co-op Education.
- Students are responsible for their own transportation and associated costs in order to complete work term requirements. Work locations may not always be readily accessible by public transportation
Graduate OpportunitiesOur graduates have careers as data analysts, clinical analysts, project managers, software developers, privacy officers, implementation coordinators, data scientists, business intelligence consultants, decision support specialists, and consultants.
On average, 86% of graduates from the last three years (2014 to 2016) found employment within six 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 TransferConestoga 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.
Learn more about PLAR.
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|INFO71750||Clinical Systems I
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|HIM72040||Health Information Management II
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|HIM72030||Health Informatics II
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|HIM73040||Web Applications Development I
|INFO72200||Systems Analysis and Design
Description: This course will introduce students to systems analysis methodologies. Topics will include project initiation, business process reengineering, requirements gathering, object oriented analysis; static and dynamic modeling of systems and presentation skills. Emphasis will be placed on health industry practices and documentation skills in a team environment.
|RSCH72010||Research Methods/Statistics in Health Sciences
Description: Basic statistical and research methods and their application to analysis of data will be explored. Students will develop skills at reading and understanding research literature in health informatics, and gain expertise in evaluating the reliability and validity of research data.
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours
Interdisciplinary Elective Details
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|HIM73030||Epidemiology, Population Health and Public Health
Description: The objective of HIM3030 is to develop an appreciation for epidemiology and public health. Principles and methods of epidemiology will be discussed, including the role of epidemiology in health care planning. Applications of health informatics will be explored. Additional topics such as research ethics, critical reviews of the literature, and data analyses will also be covered within the course.
|HIM73050||Web Applications Development II
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|INFO74030||Information Technology Planning and Procurement
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Description: This course will prepare health care professionals to manage projects within their own area and across disciplines. The course will identify the skills and competencies of an effective project manager. The students will develop a major project using project management software specific to health project management for clinical research, health information, and health care quality management.
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours
Interdisciplinary Elective Details
|COOP71450||Co-op Work Term 1 - HIS
Description: The first co-op work term will provide students with college-approved work experience within a health information science environment. Through this course students will be provided an opportunity to: build skills (physical and procedural skills including accuracy, precision, and efficiency); assist in the acquisition of knowledge in and application of knowledge gained in the academic setting (concepts and terminology in a discipline or field of study); develop critical, creative, and dialogical thinking (improved thinking and reasoning processes); cultivate problem solving and decision-making abilities (mental strategies for finding solutions and making choices); explore attitudes, feelings, and perspectives (awareness of attitudes, biases, and other perspectives, ability to collaborate); practice professional judgment (sound judgment and appropriate professional action in complex, context-dependent situations); and reflect on experience (self-discovery and personal growth from real-world experience).
|COOP72150||Co-op Work Term 2 - HIS
Description: The second co-op work term will provide students with college-approved work experience within a health information science environment. Through this course students will be provided an opportunity to: build skills (physical and procedural skills including accuracy, precision, and efficiency); assist in the acquisition of knowledge in and application of knowledge gained in the academic setting (concepts and terminology in a discipline or field of study); develop critical, creative, and dialogical thinking (improved thinking and reasoning processes); cultivate problem solving and decision-making abilities (mental strategies for finding solutions and making choices); explore attitudes, feelings, and perspectives (awareness of attitudes, biases, and other perspectives, ability to collaborate); practice professional judgment (sound judgment and appropriate professional action in complex, context-dependent situations); and reflect on experience (self-discovery and personal growth from real-world experience).
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Description: The students will be provided with the skills needed to manage the development and deployment of complex multi-tier Web Applications and Services, and also to manage the integration of health information systems. The course will also include an overview of current systems integration techniques and middleware.
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours
Interdisciplinary Elective Details
Description: This course will establish fundamental design concepts and processes. Students will explore design principles and typographic conventions. Students will begin to recognize successful composition and visual design in relation to user behaviour. Through design processes students will develop the ability to visualize and make aesthetic decisions to effectively communicate data and information. The course will also introduce students to the opportunities and limitations of inter-active design and accessibility requirements. Students will utilize current interactive design and authoring tools.
|HIM74030||Health Care Quality Improvement
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|HIM74050||Health Informatics III
Description: In this course, advanced topics in health informatics related to development, implementation, maintenance and evaluation of health information systems are explored through a series of relevant case studies. Topics include: planning and developing IT strategies, describing enterprise IT solution architectures, aligning IT solutions with strategy, assessing and ensuring value from IT solutions, and emerging health informatics technologies. The course is designed to review the topics from multiple previous courses through a collection of real-world case studies. The main purpose of this course is to revisit the core disciplines of HIM within implementation scenarios rather than teaching new foundational building blocks.
Description: This course will provide an overview of organizational change in order to understand the process of change, human reaction to change, and the effects of change on the organization. The students will examine leadership competencies in the context of successful change and develop approaches to managing change that will help avoid common problems evident in many change initiatives.
Description: Without exception, every relationship of any depth has conflict. Conflict can be regarded as a negative force to be avoided or controlled, or it can be seen as an opportunity for strengthening relationships, self-awareness and development. The course will examine different factors that contribute to interpersonal and intrapersonal (intrapsychic) conflicts and discuss and apply appropriate skills and strategies to manage conflicts effectively.
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours
Interdisciplinary Elective Details
- Manage patient care and administrative information systems that include data archiving, retrieval, programming, report generation, and interfacing such systems with the hospitals, community health agencies and offices of health professionals.
- Ensure the ongoing efficient operation and evolution of core computer functions and networks in a variety of health care settings.
- Apply problem-solving skills to priorities for health informatics in order to ensure high quality and safety of patient care.
- Analyze, diagnose, and resolve technical issues associated with information systems in health care organizations.
- Integrate the knowledge of the health care delivery system into functionality of health information systems.
- Understand the following health science concepts and their importance for developing health care information systems: health and medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, pathology, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diseases.
- Apply the concepts of organizational culture, human relations, and leadership to the development and enhancement of multidisciplinary teams.
- Communicate effectively with members of a health care team.
- Apply the principles and skills of business administration and leadership.
- Apply psychosocial, economic and environmental concepts and values.
- Adhere to professional, ethical and legal codes and standards.
- Educate health care professionals in a use of health care information systems, including wireless methods to support patient care.
- Conduct research with health professionals using theory and practice of health informatics to contribute to evidence based practice.
- Develop plans for lifelong learning and professional development.
- Practice health informatics knowledge and skills through co-op work terms in health care agencies.
- Students and instructors in a full-time science, technology, engineering or mathematics program are entitled to a number of additional Microsoft software packages through Conestoga's Microsoft Partner Agreement.
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