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Health Informatics

Where health and information
technology intersect.

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Admission & Prerequisites


Program Admission Requirements

In compliance with the Certificates and Diploma admission policy from Undergraduate Council, learners who wish to enter the Diploma in Health Information Management, or the Diploma in Health Informatics must have one of the following:

  • An undergraduate degree, diploma, or equivalent, from an accredited University or College;
  • Be a mature learner as defined in the Undergraduate Calendar of McMaster University; or,
  • Be deemed an exceptional case by the Centre for Continuing Education.

Program Prerequisites

In order to ensure that learners have the basic capabilities necessary to be successful in the programs' academic courses, it is recommended that learners have the following prerequisite knowledge, skills, or course completion:

  • Knowledge and skills with introductory level courses in computer applications, such as spreadsheets, word processing and programming;
  • Database knowledge;
  • Knowledge and skills in statistics, and mathematical literacy;
    Successful completion of HTH 100 Understanding the Canadian Healthcare System*, equivalent course, or equivalent professional experience in the healthcare industry;
  • English language requirements (if applicable)

*Missing this prerequisite course?  Visit the Foundations in Canadian Health page for course information and registration details.