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  • Practical experience
    There is a co-op option associated with this course.
  • Academic Title
    Bachelor of Applied Health Sciences - Health Informatics Management
  • Course description
    Level One
    ADMN1220     Health Records
    Description: This course introduces the student to the fundamentals of data management in the health services setting. Topics include health record content and record management. Manual and electronic health record formats are explored, as well as issues of their usability, security, privacy, quality, access, and linkage to health care information systems.
    Hours: 60
    Credits: 4

    COMM1580     Foundations of Communications for Health Informatics
    Description: Communication is at the heart of Health Informatics projects and organizations. This course cultivates an awareness of key aspects of communication: bridging the gap between oneself and others, using and citing sources, using simple, concise and direct language and proofreading accurately. The application of these skills to communicating with different audiences, crafting well organized letters, emails, memos, resumes, cover letters, and presentations, and using various media to express one’s ideas clearly and correctly are the major focus of this course.
    Hours: 60
    Credits: 4

    FND1040     Foundation Module
    Description: This course introduces the students to the College, the School, the program, and the profession of health informatics. The students are provided with an overview of the program structure, its curriculum, and policies. The students are also exposed to the field of health informatics through the field trips to different health care organizations. The field trips provide the students with an opportunity to explore the functions of health informatics departments in a variety of health care and related settings.
    Hours: 19
    Credits: 1

    HIM1050     Health Informatics I
    Description: This course will introduce students to information needs of health care professionals and the role of health informatics in a variety of health care settings. Students will prepare to work with health data and information by becoming familiar with the language and processes of health care, as well as sources, collection, storage, manipulation, retrieval and applications of health care data and information.
    Hours: 60
    Credits: 4

    INFO1765     Foundations of Information Systems
    Description: This course provides students with a broad overview of the many facets of computing science in order to lay the foundation for understanding higher level information systems concepts. The lab component of this course will explore, through examples and practical work, the fundamental aspects of computing and will demonstrate applications with relevance to health informatics. The course will also require students to analyze, think critically and engage in discussions about ethical issues in computing.
    Hours: 60
    Credits: 4

    LIBS7040     Science, Technology and Society
    Description: This theme-based course aims to provide an understanding of the historical, social, economic and political context within which scientific and technological advancement takes place. Innovation is a social product, often an expression of current ideology or a response to a social need. Conversely technological and scientific innovation can transform the structure of society, its value system, and institutions. Through a series of lectures and student-centered activities, this course will assess the impact, the benefits, consequences and implications of the inter-relationship between society and science and technology.
    Hours: 39
    Credits: 3

    LIBS7150     Personal Awareness and Group Dynamics
    Description: Self-awareness, interpersonal communication and team work are essential elements in both work and social settings. An experiential approach ? learning by doing - assists the participant to become an effective individual and group member. Individual and team activities will enhance participants’ skills to work with a variety of personalities in diverse situations.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    PROG1880     Programming Concepts
    Description: This course will introduce students to problem-solving techniques, programming logic and programming fundamentals. Topics will include programming basics such as data types, arrays, decision and control structures, as well as graphic user interface, event-handling, sequential files and fundamentals of current program design methodologies.
    Hours: 60
    Credits: 4

    Level Two
    CDEV1020     Co-op and Career Preparation
    Description: This mandatory course prepares students for job searching for their co-op work terms and for post-graduate careers. Students will learn to critically evaluate their skills, attitudes, and expectations and evaluate and interpret available opportunities in the workplace. Self-marketing techniques using resumes, cover letters, cold-calls, and interviewing will be learned and students will learn the expectations, rules, and regulations that apply in the workplace with regards to social, organizational, ethical, and safety issues.
    Hours: 16
    Credits: 1

    COMM2080     Professional Communication for Health Informatics
    Description: This course will focus on communicating technical information effectively for business purposes. Building on the skills learned in Technical Communication for Health Informatics, students will study business communication theory/practice and apply the knowledge to planning, drafting, revising, critiquing, and presenting business correspondence, proposals, and formal reports. Students will also develop skills in research and professional oral presentations through assigned projects.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3
    Pre-Requisites: COMM1580

    COMP1038     Database Concepts
    Description: This course will introduce students to relational database management systems. Topics will include: table design, table relationship design, database normalization, database optimization, query definition, and form and report development. These concepts are reinforced with practical exercises in creating queries, forms and reports to maintain and display the data in a database. The course will also introduce students to the concepts of data validation and security to ensure the integrity of the database.
    Hours: 60
    Credits: 4

    HIM1060     Health Informatics Field Studies
    Description: This course will expose students to the complexity of the health care related environments in which information systems are developed, implemented or applied. Students will observe information systems in a health care related organization, and complete a report on the application within one health care related practice environment. The report will identify the information needs of one specific area, and discuss the strengths and limitations of the hardware and software currently in use.
    Hours: 112
    Credits: 4
    Pre-Requisites: ADMN1220, HIM1050

    HIM1070     Anatomy and Physiology (Health Informatics)
    Description: The anatomy and physiology of body systems will be examined. Topics covered in this course include cell structure, circulatory, lymphatic, respiratory, urinary and reproductive systems. Students will discuss selected examples of common pathological conditions including heart disease, stroke, cancer, immune diseases, diabetes and infections. Students will be expected to read and interpret related clinical information.
    Hours: 75
    Credits: 5

    PROG2300     Programming with Data Structures
    Description: Students will plan, write, test, and debug computer programs using current program design methodologies. They will learn how data and code can be encapsulated into modules or components to describe business and health entities, and how data can be hidden to maintain data integrity.
    Hours: 60
    Credits: 4

          Electives: General Education

    Description: Student must complete a minimum of 36 Hours

    Level Three
    COOP1450     Co-op Work Term 1 - HIM
    Description: This course will provide students with college-approved work experience in health care informatics environments. The students are able to apply knowledge and skills learned in Year I of the Health Informatics Management program.
    Generic skills they have studied up to this point include the understanding of teamwork skills and individual accountability, conflict resolution techniques, effective verbal and written communication.
    This course will increase the student’s understanding of real-life employer expectations with regards to attitudinal, practical, and academic skills required to gain employment and enhance self-marketing skills. In addition to these employability skills, the student will also have an opportunity to apply technical knowledge from the prior semesters of study to real life situations. These essential employability and technical skills areas will be improved during the work term while the student responsibly performs the duties as laid out in the job description, in accordance with course and program outcomes.
    Hours: 420
    Credits: 14

    Level Four

    COMM2110     Advanced Communication For Health Informatics
    Description: This course teaches students advanced skills of audience and purpose analyses, methods of research, ways of persuasion, procedures for drafting and revision, design of layouts to prepare them to create formal business reports, system/business requirements, and user-manuals. This course also reinforces students’ acquired skills of oral presentation and job search.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    HIM2030     Health Informatics II
    Description: Through a comprehensive overview of fundamental health informatics concepts, this course will provide a theoretical perspective on the trends and issues related to computerization in health care, including challenges and opportunities. Topics include definitions of fundamental concepts in information science (e.g., data, information and knowledge), issues that pertain to representation of information (e.g., coding, classification) as well as a review of information systems (e.g., electronic health record), communication systems (e.g., computer networks, telehealth) and decision support systems (e.g., intelligent systems, monitoring systems) in healthcare.
    Hours: 60
    Credits: 4

    INFO2190     Client Server Concepts
    Description: Students will learn advanced programming techniques for the purpose of managing data. They will design Graphic User Interface (GUI) screens in combination with event-driven programs to implement two-tier applications in which a front-end application connects to a database. The course will include an introduction to n-tier concepts.
    Hours: 60
    Credits: 4

    LIBS7180     Interpersonal Conflict Management Skills
    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.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    MATH1750     Mathematics (Health Informatics)
    Description: This course examines the mathematics of finance. Topics covered include solutions of linear equations, linear inequities, linear programming, ratios and proportions, probability theory, measurement of interest, annuities, and capital investment decisions.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3
    Pre-Requisites:
    CoRequisites:
    PROG2050     Database Concepts II
    Description: This course introduces the student to Structured Query Language. The topics discussed include Data Definition Language to create and modify a table’s definition, and , Data Manipulation Language to extract and modify data in a table. This course will consist of practical, hands-on exercises (in class and assignments) covering comprehensively aspects of SQL programming, using various relational database management systems (RDBMS) such as Oracle, MySQL, and MS Access. The exercises will be introduced in a paced, conceptually structured manner and, when appropriate, side-by-side with their theoretical counterparts, in order to facilitate understanding.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3
    Pre-Requisites: COMP1038

          Electives: General Education

    Description: Student must complete a minimum of 36 Hours

    Level Five
    ECON2010     Health Care Finance/Public Sector Economics
    Description: Topics in both micro and macroeconomics will be examined. Specific topics will include theory of the role of a government in the economy, public expenditure theories and practice as it relates to the health sector, public choice and government decision-making, government grants, government taxation, user charges, borrowing and the public debt.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    HIM2020     Governance and Structures of Health Care Systems in Canada
    Description: Students will gain a comprehensive and critical understanding of the planning and delivery functions of health care, including the Canadian health care system, factors affecting health policy formulation, health economics, and funding sources. These concepts will be discussed at the federal, provincial, regional, and organizational levels to prepare students for leadership roles as health informatics professionals.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    INFO1750     Clinical Systems
    Description: This course will introduce clinical information systems used in various health organizations. It will provide students with the knowledge required to maintain and implement, using a component based approach, clinical information systems such as electronic medical records, lab, pharmacy and radiology systems.
    Hours: 60
    Credits: 4

    INFO2200     Systems Analysis and Re-Engineering
    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.
    Hours: 60
    Credits: 4

    PROG3410     Database Concepts III: Database and Information Management in Health Informatics
    Description: This course introduces techniques used in designing, administering, and using client/server database applications including functions, stored procedures, form and report design and generation. Particular attention is paid to data modeling, XML-based data management, database administration, database application programming, database reporting, and data migration.
    Hours: 60
    Credits: 4

          Electives: General Education

    Description: Student must complete a minimum of 36 Hours

    Level Six
    COOP2150     Co-op Work Term 2 - HIM
    Description: This course will provide students with college-approved work experience in health care informatics environments. The students are able to apply knowledge and skills learned in Year II of the Health Informatics Management program.

    Generic skills they have studied up to this point include the understanding of teamwork skills and individual accountability, conflict resolution techniques, effective verbal and written communication, and the fundamentals of ethics and ethical decision-making.

    This course will increase the student's understanding of real-life employer expectations with regards to attitudinal, practical, and academic skills required to gain employment and enhance self-marketing skills. In addition to these employability skills, the student will also have an opportunity to apply technical knowledge from the prior semesters of study to real life situations. These essential employability and technical skills areas will be improved during the work term while the student responsibly performs the duties as laid out in the job description, in accordance with course and program outcomes.
    Hours: 420
    Credits: 14

    Level Seven
    BUS3110     Business and Fiscal Management in Health Service
    Description: This course examines the systems and financial reporting required to support management decision making in health care delivery. Students will apply the concepts and principles of financial management in areas such as financial analysis, planning and control, capital budgeting including risk and return and operating budgets.
    Hours: 60
    Credits: 4

    INFO3090     Building Web Applications
    Description: Students develop web based applications by creating interactive web pages that can respond dynamically to a user’s requests as well as ?persist? data to a database. These skills will be acquired by using web development tools with server-side processing, against a relational database. Students will deploy their applications to a Windows web server.
    Hours: 60
    Credits: 4

    INFO3110     Principles of Systems Design
    Description: This course will introduce the student to systems design methodologies. Topics will include systems architecture design, object oriented class design; man-machine interface design; database design; system controls; hardware selection; system testing; systems implementation and operation. Emphasis will be placed on health industry practices, documentation skills and teamwork.
    Hours: 60
    Credits: 4

    LIBS7160     User Training and Adult Education
    Description: This course is designed to provide an overview of issues related to classroom training, one-on-one sessions, Web-based training, and floor support for adults learning to use new technology or understand new concepts. It will also provide students with an opportunity to demonstrate an ability to conduct user-training sessions.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    RSCH2010     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.
    Hours: 60
    Credits: 4
    Pre-Requisites: MATH1750

          Electives: General Education
    Description: Student must complete a minimum of 36 Hours

    Level Eight
    COOP3150     Co-op Work Term III (HIM)
    Description: This course will provide students with college-approved work experience in health care informatics environments. The students are able to apply knowledge and skills learned in Year III of the Health Informatics Management program.

    Generic skills they have studied up to this point include the understanding of teamwork skills and individual accountability, conflict resolution techniques, effective verbal and written communication, and the fundamentals of ethics and ethical decision-making.

    This course will increase the student's understanding of real-life employer expectations with regards to attitudinal, practical, and academic skills required to gain employment and enhance self-marketing skills. In addition to these employability skills, the student will also have an opportunity to apply technical knowledge from the prior semesters of study to real life situations. These essential employability and technical skills areas will be improved during the work term while the student responsibly performs the duties as laid out in the job description, in accordance with course and program outcomes.
    Hours: 420
    Credits: 14

    Level Nine
    BUS3120     Management and Organizational Behaviour
    Description: The course is a study of individual and group behaviour (specifically in health organizations) as influenced by social, individual, organizational, and technological constraints. Topics include personality; attitudes; motivation; group dynamics; roles, norms and status; decision-making; power and control; conflict; change; and leadership
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    HIM3030     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
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    INFO3100     Network Management
    Description: This course will introduce the basic concepts of communication framework, network models, network layer protocols and network operating systems. This includes account management (users, groups), file management and print management. Students will be exposed to the popular network operating systems such as Windows, Novell, and Unix.
    Hours: 60
    Credits: 4

    LIBS7010     Ethical Issues in Health Care
    Description: This course will introduce students to the philosophical discipline of ethical inquiry as it relates to the field of health care, health informatics and the health sciences in North America. An introduction to the major theoretical approaches to moral reasoning: consequentialism, non-consequentialism and rights theories will be explored through case-based analysis in which the benefits and challenges of these theories will be examined. Specific areas of inquiry will focus on general health care ethics such as, truth- telling, patient confidentiality and other bio-medical issues; information technology and privacy; and the business of health care managing the distribution of resources among other things. The final portion of the course will integrate these areas of inquiry challenging the student to examine the ethical issues arising from the comprehensive multi-professional inter-organizational environment in health care, health informatics and the health sciences.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    MGMT1450     Project Management in Health Care - Techniques and Tools
    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.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

          Electives: General Education

    Description: Student must complete a minimum of 36 Hours

    Level Ten
    COOP4020     Co-op Work Term 4 - HIM
    Description: This course will provide students with college-approved work experience in health care informatics environments. The students are able to apply knowledge and skills learned in Year III of the Health Informatics Management program.

    Generic skills they have studied up to this point include the understanding of teamwork skills and individual accountability, conflict resolution techniques, effective verbal and written communication, and the fundamentals of ethics and ethical decision-making.

    This course will increase the student's understanding of real-life employer expectations with regards to attitudinal, practical, and academic skills required to gain employment and enhance self-marketing skills. In addition to these employability skills, the student will also have an opportunity to apply technical knowledge from the prior semesters of study to real life situations. These essential employability and technical skills areas will be improved during the work term while the student responsibly performs the duties as laid out in the job description, in accordance with course and program outcomes.
    Hours: 420
    Credits: 14

    Level Eleven
    HIM4020     Decision Support in Health Care
    Description: In this course students will investigate some of the theoretical and practical approaches to supporting health care decision-making processes at clinical and administrative levels. The course begins with a background section on the theoretical foundations of decision support systems which include cognitive aspects of decision making and mathematical fundamentals. Further, the students will examine the various types of decision support systems and approaches in a sequence that reflects their application domain (e.g., individual patient decision support or administrative decision support) as well as the tradeoff between their usability and usefulness. The course will focus initially on data-driven and intelligent decision support which includes biomedical signal processing (e.g., medical imaging, bioinformatics, monitoring and control systems), data mining, knowledge discovery and case-based reasoning. The course will continue with knowledge-based decision support systems based on heuristic modeling and statistical approaches to representing biomedical knowledge in the context of protocol-based, evidence-based and administrative decision support systems. The course concludes with a series of case studies with examples of successes and failures of decision support applications in healthcare.
    Hours: 60
    Credits: 4
    Pre-Requisites: RSCH2010

    HIM4030     Health Care Quality Improvement
    Description: This course will provide students with an opportunity to apply the methodology of Continuous Quality Improvement in health care and health informatics management, including current models and theories. Students will develop an understanding of the information needs for quality improvement monitoring, hospital report cards, and balanced scorecards.
    Hours: 60
    Credits: 4

    HRM4020     Human Resource Management - Management in Public Administration
    Description: In this course students will investigate some of the theoretical and practical approaches to supporting health care decision-making processes at clinical and administrative levels. The course begins with a background section on the theoretical foundations of decision support systems which include cognitive aspects of decision making and mathematical fundamentals. Further, the students will examine the various types of decision support systems and approaches in a sequence that reflects their application domain (e.g., individual patient decision support or administrative decision support) as well as the tradeoff between their usability and usefulness. The course will focus initially on data-driven and intelligent decision support which includes biomedical signal processing (e.g., medical imaging, bioinformatics, monitoring and control systems), data mining, knowledge discovery and case-based reasoning. The course will continue with knowledge-based decision support systems based on heuristic modeling and statistical approaches to representing biomedical knowledge in the context of protocol-based, evidence-based and administrative decision support systems. The course concludes with a series of case studies with examples of successes and failures of decision support applications in healthcare.
    Hours: 60
    Credits: 4

    INFO4000     Clinical Systems II
    Description: This project-based course addresses practical aspects of designing and implementing a clinical information system using an object oriented, component-based approach to system development. Health information systems are considered as a collaboration of the following components: patient, clinical activities, health record, knowledge and clinical decision support, resource management, security and imaging. Additional topics include a technology and architectural perspective on the development of component-based clinical information systems as well as a series of case studies of clinical information systems in existence.
    Hours: 60
    Credits: 4

    INFO4040     Systems Integration
    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.
    Hours: 60
    Credits: 4

          Electives: General Education
    Description: Student must complete a minimum of 36 Hours

    Level Twelve
    HIM4050     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 comprehensive, globally relevant series of case studies. Topics include planning and developing IT strategies, managing organizational change, clinical decision support, public health surveillance, patient oriented and the future of health informatics technologies.
    Hours: 60
    Credits: 4

    HRM4010     Change Management
    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.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    INFO4020     Information Technology Management
    Description: This course will introduce the student to industry "best practices" in the management of Information Technology operations and projects. Topics will include: organization of the Information Technology function, organizational and processing controls, the Information Technology audit process, Information Technology project management, typical systems development life cycles, and the role of standards.
    Hours: 60
    Credits: 4

    INFO4030     Information Technology Procurement
    Description: This course will introduce the students to the processes and methodologies used to select and procure Information Technology products and services. Topics will include: requirements determination, Request for Proposal process and preparation, the selection and evaluation process, and issues associated with integration, multiple vendors, implementation, contracts, service level agreements, and health industry guidelines, regulations and legal requirements.
    Hours: 60
    Credits: 4

    INFO4050     Computer Systems Security
    Description: This course will introduce the concepts of computer systems security at the network, operating system and application level. Topics will include: security analysis, threats identification, risk assessment, Internet and Web application security, runtime security and role-based security. Students will be exposed to the basic concepts of authentication, authorization and cryptography.
    Hours: 60
    Credits: 4

          Electives: General Education

    Description: Student must complete a minimum of 36 Hours
          

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