Digital Health Bachelors Degree (Honours) - 595

Degree
Four years or more
OSAP Checkmark OSAP Eligible
Gain the systems analysis, software development, networking and database skills needed to succeed in the field of digital health.

Program Highlights

  • Gain an understanding of information technology (IT) essentials within the field of digital health, including systems analysis, software development, networking, operating systems, user interface design and databases.
  • Actively engage in experimenting with digital health devices, such as wearable devices, and use creativity to analyze and visualize data to optimize the delivery of health care.
  • Use information technology such as cloud computing and artificial intelligence to improve health care systems.
  • Learn programming languages such as JavaScript, Python, C# and PHP, as well as Unity, to create and use mobile health apps, electronic health records (EHRs) and electronic medical records (EMRs).
  • Study in our state-of-the-art labs in our mHealth & eHealth Development and Innovation Centre (MEDIC).
  • Learn from case studies and presentations based on projects from Mohawk College’s mHealth & eHealth Development & Innovation Centre (MEDIC).
  • Benefit from small class sizes in a practical hands-on learning environment while obtaining a degree in the cutting-edge field of digital health.
  • Work closely with faculty and industry professionals that have prior experience in the digital health field.
  • Collaborate and learn by participating in stimulating industry projects which will allow you to gain valuable research, collaboration and critical thinking skills.
  • Apply digital health essentials to the Canadian Healthcare system with a focus on the systems, supports and tools used in the province of Ontario.
  • Understand patient safety, personalized health delivery, self-management and behaviour modification.
  • Apply research methods and statistics in an applied research project where you will have the chance to work with industry partners and professionals.

What you will learn:

Digital Health Essentials and Technologies

  • Develop health information technology solutions such as organizing and protecting patient information (medical history, test results, symptoms, etc.).
  • Design digital health systems such as telehealth (a service that provides health advice at-a-distance) and telemedicine (a remote clinical service that provides personalized medicine).

Visual Data Representation

  • Create data visualizations, such as charts, infographics, maps and diagrams.
  • Use data analytics to help build visual data representations, predictive models of disease transmission and treatment outcomes to inform doctor/patient decision making.
  • Learn how to understand and interpret data, with the goal of:
    • Making data engaging and easily digestible
    • Identifying trends and outliers within a set of data
    • Telling a story found within the data
    • Supporting a theory or treatment plan highlighting the important parts of a set of data

Digital Health Devices

  • Use and monitor wearable devices for real-time health care applications and monitoring, such as:
    • Physical activity
    • Diet management
    • Symptom tracker
    • Medical emergencies
    • Blood pressure
    • Glucose (blood-sugar) level, etc.
  • Explore Canadian privacy laws to understand how both patients and medical professionals can securely store and share information gathered from digital health devices.

Mobile Health Apps

  • Create database-driven web applications for a healthcare context.
  • Learn how to use smart-related body wear, patches, clothes and on-demand drug release.
  • Safely store and exchange electronic health records.

Management of healthcare records, systems and processes

  • Learn how healthcare devices, products, technologies or systems can securely exchange and use information from one or more sources (Medical Device Interoperability).
  • Study cybersecurity processes used to protect patients—both their privacy and their safety.
  • Find out more about the organizations and industry standards related to the privacy and security of personal health information and records including:
    • Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI)
    • Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA)
    • Personal Information Protection laws
    • Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA)

Digital Health and Sustainability

  • Learn how digital health is creating solutions through green technologies to take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.
  • Implement green cloud computing to provide greater energy efficiency, scalability and elasticity for computing resources.

Digital Health in the province of Ontario

  • Gain knowledge surrounding eHealth Ontario, an electronic health record information system.
  • Apply your skills through a placement at a healthcare organization such as St. Joseph’s Hospital.

Digital Health and experiential learning

  • Complete over 600 hours of practical labs in our state-of-the-art computing, networking, devices and simulation labs.
  • Complete one or more work placements with an organization in the field.
  • Benefit from our collaboration with Mohawk's MEDIC research centre that specializes in the development of digital health solutions.

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Admission

Completion of the OSSD (or equivalent) with a minimum of six (6) University (U) or university/college (M) courses:

  • Grade 12 English (U-level) 
  • One Grade 12 Mathematics course (U-level)
  • Grade 12 Science (U-level)
  • 3 additional high school elective credits (level U or M)

The grade in each of the required courses must be 70% or higher
The average of all six courses required must be 70% or higher

Recommended:

  • ICS4U /ICS4C/ICS4M - Computer Science

Language Requirements for International Students:

See below for accepted equivalents for Grade 12 English:

Tuition and Fees

2023 - 2024 Domestic Tuition and Fees

Description Semester 1 Semester 2
Compulsory Ancillary Fees $864.60 $758.46
Co-op Fees N/A N/A
Compulsory Program Fees $0.00 $0.00
Domestic Tuition $3,253.16 $3,253.16
Total Domestic Charges Per Semester $4,117.76 $4,011.62
Total 1st Year Fees $8,129.38

Above fees based on full-time September program start date. Contact Student Services to confirm fees for other start dates or semesters.


2023 - 2024 International Tuition and Fees

Description Semester 1 Semester 2
Total Tuition & Ancillary Fee $8,875.00 $8,875.00
Co-op Fees N/A N/A
Program Compulsory Fees $0.00 $0.00
International Tax Recovery $450.00 $375.00
Total International Per Semester $9,325.00 $9,250.00
Total 1st Year Fees $18,575.00

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Financial Assistance

When it comes to paying for your education, investing in your future can be more affordable than you think. A Mohawk education is one of the most cost-effective means of acquiring the skills and knowledge you need to have a prosperous and rewarding career. 

As you start on your chosen career path, it's important to have a realistic set of expectations regarding the expenses associated with attending college. In addition to your tuition fees, you will also need to budget for books, supplies, housing, and other related living expenses. You may be able to supplement your income and savings with scholarships, bursaries, or loans. It pays to do some research into what types of financial assistance you may qualify for.

Available Financial Assistance Resources:

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By submitting a Scholarships and Bursaries Application every semester, students have access to over $3 million in Mohawk College scholarships, bursaries and Ministry-partnered funding to help meet their financial needs.

Financial Literacy and Money Coaching:

Whether saving for school, sticking to a budget, or planning for a major purchase, financial literacy affects us all. That's why Mo' Money is committed to helping our students improve their money skills and become more confident with their money.

Course Overview & Descriptions

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Experiential Learning

Mandatory Degree Work Experience

A work experience that includes at least one term in a formal work environment. In most cases the work experience is a paid position that is completed in-between two academic semesters and requires a minimum of 420 hours of work. Students must be in good standing and meet all identified requirements prior to participating in the work experience. The successful completion of the work experience is required for graduation.

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

Work Placement Format

September to December

January to April May to August
Semester 1 Semester 2 Vacation
Semester 3 Semester 4 Work Placement 1
Semester 5 Semester 6 Work Placement 2 (Optional)
Semester 7 Semester 8  

 

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.

Career Opportunities

Your future career options: 

  • Clinical Systems Analyst 
  • Information Systems Analyst 
  • Computer Programmer 
  • Application Developer  
  • Data Integrity Analyst 
  • Database Architect 
  • Information Privacy Coordinator 
  • Health Records Technician 
  • Health Systems Specialist 
  • Project Manager 
  • Health IT Consultant 

Where you could work

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

Educational Pathways

 

Pathways to Mohawk 

If you've successfully taken a course at another post-secondary institution, you may be able to earn course exemptions toward your credential here at Mohawk.
 

Pathways within Mohawk

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Pathways beyond Mohawk

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