Program Code: 3668
School: School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science
Credential: Ontario College Advanced Diploma
Program Type: Post-secondary program
Program Length: 3 years/ 6 semesters
Start Date: Fall, Winter
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Centennial College's Health Informatics Technology program will combine knowledge of software engineering and health care systems. In this advanced technology diploma program's courses, you'll learn to design, develop, and maintain the next generation of electronic health record applications and other exciting software products.
Under the umbrella of the School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science, this program will cover:
Object-oriented software design methodologies
User-oriented interface design
The structure of health care information systems
Clinical workflow and IT solutions
Privacy issues within health care systems
To underscore the curriculum's applied focus, the Health Informatics Technology program will include two software development projects. These real-world business applications will require you to utilize all the technical, systems, and business skills gained during your studies.
The knowledge you'll acquire in this health technology program will enable you to design, develop, modify, and test software for health care applications. You'll also be able to analyze and model data, develop health care databases and support decision-making based on data mining techniques. Lastly, you'll have the know-how to use health informatics methods and software tools for hospitals, health care agencies, and public health departments.
Please note: Qualified college or university graduates with a background in software may gain direct admission into Semester 3 of this three-year program and receive their Health Informatics Technology advanced diploma in four semesters (program #3528)
Health Informatics Technology courses are delivered using leading-edge technology geared to industry standards.
You learn from the knowledgeable and approachable School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science faculty members who have diverse business experience and academic credentials.
Graduates from the program may apply for certified membership to either the Canadian Information Processing Society (CIPS) or their provincial engineering technology association.