Health Information Management

Managing the evolution of health delivery.

Applications open mid-March 2017

Transfer Credit

Transfer Credit from Other Institutions or McMaster Faculties

Transfer Credit from CHAlearning, The Canadian Healthcare Association (CHA), Learning Division

Submitting a Transfer of Credit Request

Transfer Credit from Other Institutions or McMaster Faculties

  • A maximum of 2 transfer course credits is permitted for the Health Information Management Diploma program. 
  • Transfer credits are not permitted for the Health Information Certificate program. 

The following general conditions apply:

  • Courses must have an 80% overlap in content/curricula and a similar number of classroom or contact hours;
  • Courses must have been taken within the last five years;
  • Courses must have been taken from an accredited academic institution and listed on an official transcript with a grade;
  • You must obtain a “C-“ or better to be eligible;
  • You may only apply external transfer of credit to one Certificate or Diploma program;
  • Advanced standing will not be granted until you register in a program;
  • Transfer credits approved but not paid for within one (1) year of approval may be rescinded; and,
  • You will be charged a fee of $99 per course.

Submission Requirements

In order to assess your transfer of credit request, please submit the following documents:
  • Name and course number of the external course(s) that you wish to be assessed for transfer of credit and the name and course number of the CCE course(s) that you would like credit for;
  • An official transcript, demonstrating your completion of the course(s) and your final grade(s);
  • If requested, full course outline(s) (i.e. course description, course objectives, assessment criteria, textbook, weekly content covered);
  • Transfer of credit requests can be submitted electronically to himgmt@mcmaster.ca or by hard copy.

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Transfer Credit from CHAlearning

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The Canadian Healthcare Association (CHA), Learning Division, and McMaster University Centre for Continuing Education (CCE) have developed this articulation agreement with the purpose of facilitating the educational mobility and transfer of students from Canadian Healthcare Association, Learning Division, to McMaster University Centre for Continuing Education.

Canadian Healthcare Association, Learning Division, and McMaster University Centre for Continuing Education enter into this agreement as cooperating, equal partners who shall maintain the integrity of their separate programs while working to ensure a smooth curriculum transition for interested students.

View CCE and CHALearning Articulation Agreement

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Submitting a Transfer of Credit Request

Please Note:

It may take 4-6 weeks to assess your transfer of credit request.

Please mail to:

Centre for Continuing Education
McMaster University
OJN, 3rd Floor, Room 338
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
L8S 4K1

Attention: Program Manager, Health Information Management