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eHealth (also known as Health Informatics) is defined as “The knowledge, skills and tools which enable information to be collected, managed, used and shared to support the delivery of healthcare and to promote health.”
The objective of the program is to produce Masters level
graduates with high quality training in the broad interdisciplinary
area that spans eHealth. The program of study emphasizes industry relevant academic research and development.
The MSc eHealth degree is truly interdisciplinary and based on a partnership of the Faculties of Health Sciences (Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics Department), Engineering (Computing and Software Department) and Business (Information Systems area in the DeGroote School of Business).
Our students come from a wide variety of background in these fields, with common interests in information technology to support health services delivery and research.
Students receive extensive training, and research and internship experience that will provide them with unique expertise in enabling technologies that will contribute to advances in the healthcare system, which faces a critical time in Canada. A seminar series in eHealth is another key aspect of the program, involving visiting speakers from academia and industry, McMaster faculty and researchers and the students themselves.
The MSc in eHealth degree may be earned either through a full -time thesis or course-project option. Part-time study is available only through the course-project option.
Many of the graduates of the program will be employed by institutions, governments, and businesses that are stakeholders in the health services industry and related research fields. Others will be able to pursue PhD degrees offered by the Departments and Areas involved in the MSc program, or at other universities.
Full time students are eligible for financial assistance; they are also encouraged to apply for scholarships to support their programs.