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 Applied Health Information Science
SchoolConestoga College
LocationKitchener, ON, Canada
School TypeCollege
School SizeFull-time Undergraduate: 23,000
Length4 Year(s)
Entry Grade (%)*65%
  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Mathematics 
Prerequisites NotesOntario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, OR 19 years of age or older.
International: $19,484

Books and supplies are additional.
DescriptionDo you want a great job when you graduate? Launch your health-care career today by applying to the Bachelor of Applied Health Information Science. Our graduates help fill a skill shortage and are in demand for jobs as data analysts, business intelligence specialists, privacy professionals, and clinical informatics specialists. The Bachelor of Applied Health Information Science (Honours) degree is an innovative four-year, paid co-op program that will prepare graduates for a number of in-demand careers in the health-care industry. Our graduates enable the health-care system to achieve its goals of person-centred, safe, high quality and sustainable health care through data-informed problem solving. Our graduates will use applied and integrated knowledge and skills from health information science, biomedical and health sciences, information technology and management sciences to positively impact the health-care system. Focusing on health informatics and health information management, students in the BAHIS degree will experience a variety of real-life learning opportunities that will enrich the learning experience. Students will be challenged to use creativity and problem-solving skills to design, implement and evaluate a broad range of projects with community partners. Students will design health informatics and information management solutions while learning to maintain security, privacy and confidentiality. The BAHIS degree will offer students opportunities to develop critical thinking and communication skills that will enable them to work successfully on inter-professional teams. Upon graduation from the program, students will qualify to challenge the national certification examination of the Canadian Health Information Management Association (CHIMA). Our graduates will be eligible for careers in health informatics utilizing their skills in information technology (IT), healthcare and management.
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