Candidates for admission to the Health Information Management degree-completion program must meet the minimum requirements outlined below. The program is intended for two separate, distinct applicant streams. The university welcomes and encourages applications from both of these groups.
Given that this is a degree-completion program in Health Information Management, the curriculum dovetails and aligns with the current learning outcomes for Canadian Health Information Management Association (CHIMA) recognized health information management practitioner programs.
- Graduation from a health record/health information CHIMA-accredited or recognized diploma program from a public Ontario College (or equivalent), with a grade average of 'B' or higher.
- Documentation of professional registration/certification with the CHIMA.
- At least two years of cumulative, current professional experience in health information management or health information technology.
- Graduation from a three-year Advanced Diploma program in applied health sciences (e.g. nursing, medical laboratory technology, chiropody, radiology) from a public Ontario College (or the equivalent), with a grade average of 'B' or higher. The diploma must include a one-year introductory, university-level humanities course or equivalent.
Completion of at least two years of study in a health-related undergraduate degree program, or completion of a degree in another field, from an accredited university.
- At least two years of cumulative, current professional experience in health information management or health information technology.|
Potential students with other post-secondary academic backgrounds and extensive professional experience in the field of health information management will be considered on an individual basis.
Applicants are required to submit the following to Undergraduate Admissions in addition to their online application and Supplementary Form.
Visit Submission of Documents for:
- Academic transcripts including promotion/graduation status of all post-secondary studies (including studies in an applied health science program). High school transcripts are not required.
- A detailed and separate resume of previous work experience, academic experience (including continuing education), and professional activities.
- Documentation of professional registration/certification, where applicable.
Each applicant will be reviewed by the department admissions committee to ensure academic and practice suitability for the program.
Students who wish to enrol in any Faculty of Arts course that has a prerequisite must first obtain permission from the appropriate teaching department. Students are required to provide the teaching department with a course outline and proof of completion of the appropriate prerequisite.
Students are admitted three times a year, in the fall, winter and spring/summer semesters.