Digital Health - 594

Ontario College Graduate Certificate
Online
Courses in this program are normally delivered face-to-face. Some courses have temporarily transitioned to an online delivery. Visit the Programs of Studies or Course Schedule tab for more information.
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Overview

Program Highlights

  • This program is designed for students with a prior credential in the fields of health, business or technology. 

  • Design digital health solutions to improve patient care. 

  • Create best practices in administering digital health solutions while protecting patient safety and privacy. 

  • Participate in simulation labs where you will remotely monitor patients using digital health devices. 

  • Engage in hands-on experiential learning in our state of the art labs facilitated by our expert faculty 

  • Develop a comprehensive applied research project to address a current challenge in the digital health field.  

  • Study using extensive online learning to fit your busy schedule 

 

Program Length Part time program completion within 2 – 4 years depending on student and course availability (as compared to the full time program length of 2 semesters or 1 year) 
Cost ~$425 per course + textbooks
Intakes Fall and Winter
Application Process Students must apply and be accepted prior to registering; see Admission & Registration tab
  • This program is designed for students with a prior credential in the fields of health, business or technology. 

  • Design digital health solutions to improve patient care. 

  • Create best practices in administering digital health solutions while protecting patient safety and privacy. 

  • Participate in simulation labs where you will remotely monitor patients using digital health devices. 

  • Engage in hands-on experiential learning in our state of the art labs facilitated by our expert faculty 

  • Develop a comprehensive applied research project to address a current challenge in the digital health field.  

  • Study using extensive online learning to fit your busy schedule

What you'll learn 

  • Examine the Canadian health care system with an emphasis on the systems, supports, and tools used in the province of Ontario.  
  • Develop, implement and evaluate digital health strategies and solutions that improve patient care. 
  • Respond to the digital health needs of patients and internal stakeholders. 
  • Recommend processes and procedures for maintenance and deployment of digital health solutions. 
  • Design and implement digital health solutions in compliance with current security policies, provincial standards, and industry regulations. 
  • Assess policies pertaining to privacy and security of personal health information and records including the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI), Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA), and The Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA).  
  • Apply data analytics principles to produce data visualizations and build predictive models of disease transmission and treatment outcomes in order to inform decision making. 
  • Design and recommend telehealth and virtual care systems for safe and efficient remote patient monitoring and interactions. 
  • Evaluate the use of digital health technologies for self-care and remote care. 

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Please note this same program is offered through both Full Time Studies and Continuing Education at Mohawk College.

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CE Technology and Skills Development

  • Prior approval for this certificate is necessary.
  • University degree or college diploma (two year or longer) including most Business programs, Computer Science, or Humanities and Social Sciences OR an acceptable combination of related work experience and postsecondary education (as determined by the college).
  • Please complete the application page and include either a copy of online course marks or a digital transcript to receive a conditional offer.
  • Original, official transcripts (in a sealed envelope from the issuing institution) must be submitted in order to receive an official, and final, offer for the program.
  • If Applicable:

    • Applicants declaring permanent resident or Convention Refugee status in Canada, must submit a copy of their Permanent Resident Card (PR card) along with their application.
    • All applicants submitting international transcripts must also provide an official and sealed credential evaluation report. This can be coordinated through any of the following:
    • An official English Language Proficiency score report outlining a minimum grade of 7 in all components.
    • Other information or documents may be requested to determine your eligibility.

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Financial Assistance Information

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The program of studies displayed below applies to students starting the program in the current academic year. Students who began in other academic years may require different courses to be eligible to graduate. If you have questions regarding a strategy for completion contact Continuing Education - Technology and SkillsPlease note this same program is offered through both Full Time Studies and Continuing Education at Mohawk College.

Click on the Course number for more information on each course, including courses marked Special Approval. 

Visit the Textbooks page for information on ordering your course materials.

Mandatory Courses

Course Number Course Name Course Description
HLTH10289

Physiology, Pathology, and Medical Terminology

Compare and contrast the structure and function of human body systems. Develop foundational knowledge related to the physiology of humans, normal versus pathological. Employ use of medical terminology in health related case studies. In interactive lab sessions, discuss clinical problems integrating knowledge of physiology, medical terminology. Use relevant medical terminology to communicate clinical data. 56 Hours.
INFO10296

Health, Legal, Ethical, Privacy Administration

Examine strategic management theories and practices for healthcare organizations. Explain human behavior in group settings and its effects on productivity, organizational effectiveness, and efficiency, decision-making, conflict, organizational design, and organizational culture among other variables. Assess policies pertaining to privacy and security of personal health information and records including the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI), Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA), and The Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA). Examine the legal, ethical, privacy and security issues involved in working with health data and their impact. 42 Hours. 
INFO10297

Digital Health Fundamentals and the Canadian Health Care System

Examine the Canadian health care system with an emphasis on digital health systems, supports, and tools primarily within the context of the province of Ontario. Discuss the history of health care in Canada, including individual and public health, legal and ethical issues, federal and provincial jurisdictions, funding arrangements, semantic interoperability, and current patient management information systems. Examine specific case studies and issues, such as: health barriers for marginalized and vulnerable populations; individual issues and attitudes toward the sharing of personal health information, methods to improve patient experience, and the history, successes, challenges, and evolution of Telehealth and the Canada Health Infoway. 42 Hours.
INFO10298

Telehealth, Virtual Hospitals and Remote Patient Monitoring

Examine definitions, types and applications of telemedical technology in healthcare systems including telecare devices, telesurgery and telehomecare platforms. Inspect technical development options in subjects such as communication networks and services, patient monitoring, information processing, information technology in alternative medicine and virtual hospital, and caring for the community. Design a simple telemetry system using medical sensors and evaluate the performance. Assess critically and analytically clinical telehealth and telemedicine system deployment aspects. 42 Hours.
INFO10299 Digital Health Capstone Applied Research Project Preparation Develop a comprehensive applied research project proposal describing your project’s research, requirements, design and plan components. Collaborate with an intradisciplinary or interdisciplinary team on a group project or work individually on an academic thesis. Create a robust design and plan for your project which will be completed during your Capstone project course in your final semester. 42 Hours.
MGMT10179

Digital Health Project Management

Apply the fundamentals and methodologies of project management according to the Project Management Institutes PMBOK, (Project Management Body of Knowledge). Demonstrate an understanding and application of scheduling, scope, budgeting, risk assessment, critical path and resources through case studies. 42 Hours.
HLTH10290 Patient Safety & Risk Management Examine patient safety and patient risk management in healthcare with a focus on the impact of technology on patient safety. Discuss topics that include human factors design principles, patient safety practices, and the use of technology to prevent human error that can cause harm to patients, with the aid of case studies. Evaluate the role of digital health applications and devices in health, patient and clinical care. Examine patient risk management including medical errors, quality medical record keeping, professional conduct and ethics, event reporting, legal issues, risk mitigation and strategies for quality improvement. 42 Hours.
INFO10300 Digital Health Devices* Examine definitions and types of the latest electronic and mobile health (eHealth, mHealth) devices. Evaluate the use of digital health technologies for self-care and remote care. Explain design consideration in Medical for wearable sensor, mobile communication devices (including smart phones), Internet of things (IOT) and machine to machine (M2M) systems. Address the challenges behind adding Wi-Fi to a healthcare setting. Discuss the use of analytics in healthcare to improve treatment. 42 hours.
INFO10301 Digital Health Architectures, Standards and Interoperability Examine and apply the industry standards that are used for data transmission, security, and content in digital health applications. 42 hours.
INFO10302 Data Analytics and Reporting for Healthcare

Use programming tools, database reporting tools, and decision support systems to produce summary reports of data, visualizations of data, and data-based predictions for decision making in a healthcare context. Create simple computer programs that produce visualizations, summary statistics, and predictive models using machine learning and data mining techniques to develop a deeper their understanding of data representation and statistics. Use commercial tools such as Cognos Business Intelligence and/or Watson Analytics for data reporting and predictive modelling in a healthcare context. 56 Hours.

INFO10303 Digital Health Applied Research Capstone Project Develop a comprehensive applied research project to address a current challenge in the digital health field. Collaborate with an intradisciplinary or interdisciplinary team on a group project or work individually on an academic thesis. 42 Hours.
MGMT10180 Change Management and Process Modelling*

Explain the meaning of change management and process control and Identify the important features of change management process in today’s organization. Illustrate how to combine important theoretical concepts with practical exercise and apply them to lead change more effectively. Develop a change plan for organizations of different scales using effective tools. Investigate the Business Process Model Notation (BPMN) and design Process Model Flow using UML notations. 42 Hours.

Course Code Course Name

Fall

(Sept to Dec)

Winter

(Jan to Apr)

HLTH10289

Physiology, Pathology, and Medical Terminology

MyCanvas  
INFO10296

Health, Legal, Ethical, Privacy Administration

MyCanvas  
INFO10297

Digital Health Fundamentals and the Canadian Health Care System

 MyCanvas

 

 
INFO10298

Telehealth, Virtual Hospitals and Remote Patient Monitoring

MyCanvas  
INFO10299 Digital Health Capstone Applied Research Project Preparation MyCanvas  
MGMT10179

Digital Health Project Management

MyCanvas  
HLTH10290

Patient Safety & Risk Management

  MyCanvas
INFO10300

Digital Health Devices

  MyCanvas
INFO10301

Digital Health Architectures, Standards and Interoperability

  MyCanvas
INFO10302

Data Analytics and Reporting for Healthcare

  MyCanvas
INFO10303

Digital Health Applied Research Capstone Project

  MyCanvas
MGMT10180

Change Management and Process Modelling

  MyCanvas
Getting Started

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Experiential Learning

How you'll gain skills

To learn more, please visit the Centre for Experiential Learning. 

Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes, often referred to as ‘Program Standards', set out the essential learning that a student must achieve before being deemed ready to graduate.

In many cases these program learning outcomes were developed by the Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU) in consultation with employers and educators who are experts in the program field. To ensure the outcomes remain current and in line with industry needs, we invite our employers, graduates working in the field and current students to re-examine and update them during regular, ongoing program review focus groups.

Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes, often referred to as ‘Program Standards', set out the essential learning that a student must achieve before being deemed ready to graduate.

In many cases these program learning outcomes were developed by the Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU) in consultation with employers and educators who are experts in the program field. To ensure the outcomes remain current and in line with industry needs, we invite our employers, graduates working in the field and current students to re-examine and update them during regular, ongoing program review focus groups.

Your future career options 

  • Clinical Systems Analyst 
  • Information Systems Specialist 
  • Business Processes Analyst 
  • Health Records Manager 
  • Health Systems Technician 
  • Health Informatics Specialist 

Where you could work

  • Consulting 
  • Hospitals 
  • Provincial Government & Public Health 
  • Research Institutions 
  • Medical Clinics 
  • Information Technology 
  • Education

Additional Information

Check out our mHealth & eHealth Development and Innovation Centre (MEDIC) at Mohawk College.