Computer Science

Who would benefit from focusing on computer science?

Students who focus on the computer science field often have an academic background or experience working in computing and software. Some examples:

  • Developers who want to develop their careers or move into the healthcare industry
  • New engineering or computer science graduates
  • Information technology analysts
  • Others who are interested in getting involved in the computer science aspects of eHealth

Electives

Students focusing on computer science can take electives from the Faculty of Engineering’s computing and software program. Some topic examples:

  • Databases
  • Human-computer interfaces
  • Software design
  • Machine learning
  • Data mining

Internships

Students focusing on computer science have held internship positions such as:

  • Health informatics assistant
  • Quality assurance engineer
  • eHealth analyst
  • IT project coordinator

Some examples of work sites:

  • Hospitals
  • Government organizations
  • Family health teams
  • Software firms

Research Topics

Examples of paper and thesis topics for computer science focus:

  • Evaluation of a feedback kiosk in a teaching hospital
  • Comprehensive models for HIT implementation
  • Virtual PACs and grid technology

Careers

Finally, some possible careers for graduates who focused on computer science:

    • Project manager for a software firm
    • Business analyst for an engineering firm
    • OR management system specialist at a hospital
    • Software test engineer at a software development firm

2014 – 2019 Health Informatics and Health Information Management Resources Outlook is a valuable resource for insight into hiring requirements for HI and HIM professionals and information about roles with a risk of skills shortages.

If you have any questions about this area of focus, please contact Iris, our Program Administrator.

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