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Health Information Management

Managing information throughout the health care system.

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Program Admission Requirements

McMaster University Continuing Education is reviewing the Health Information Management Programs and will no longer accept applications until Spring or Fall 2021 when it will launch a revised program. For those who were considering applying to the program, we deeply regret how this difficult decision may affect you and your learning journey. Should you consider waiting for Spring or Fall 2021 to apply to the revised program, please ensure that you have all of the pre-requisites listed below (or equivalent). You can enrol in Fall 2020 and Winter 2021 in the following prerequisite courses: 

  • HTH 100 Understanding the Canadian Healthcare System
  • HTH 300 Anatomy and Physiology
  • HTH 200 Medical Terminology

In compliance with the Certificate and Diploma admission policy from Undergraduate Council, learners who wish to enter one of the programs offered in Health Information Management must meet the following criteria:

Admission Criterion  Health Information Certificate Health Information Management Diploma Health Information Management Plus Diploma Required Documentation
  •  Post degree/diploma applicants: Successful completed an undergraduate degree, diploma, or equivalent, from an accredited University or College



 Academic transcript
  •  Applicants with no post-secondary education:
  • 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

 Professional or academic reference letter outlining the applicant’s suitability for academic study and employment.  

  English proficiency testing scores
  •  Computer Proficiency (Ability to complete fundamental skills in computer applications, such as work with spreadsheets, word processing, email, web browsing,etc.

 Resume to list computer skills, training or certifications
  •  Successful completion of HTH 100 Understanding the Canadian Healthcare System, OR equivalent academic course, OR equivalent professional experience in the healthcare industry

 Academic transcript, OR 
Professional reference letter from employer, supervisor, mentor of your work in the healthcare sector
  •  Successful completion of HTH 300 Anatomy & Physiology, OR equivalent academic course

 Academic transcript 
  •  Successful completion of HTH 200 Medical Terminology, or equivalent academic course

 Academic transcript
  •  Mathematical literacy and/or introductory knowledge in Statistics 

 Academic transcript; Resume

Missing a pre-requisite course?  Visit the Foundations in Canadian Health page for course information and registration details.