Health Science

Who would benefit from focusing on health sciences?

Students who focus on health sciences often have an academic background or experience working in the field. Some examples:

  • Internationally trained physicians and pharmacists
  • Nurses interested in a career change which doesn’t involve shift work
  • New graduates with life sciences or health sciences training
  • Others who are interested in getting involved in the health sciences aspects of eHealth

Electives

Students who are focusing on health sciences can take electives in:

  • Health research methods
  • Health policy
  • Health technology assessment
  • Public and population health

Internships

Students focusing on health sciences have held internship positions such as:

  • Project manager
  • Business analyst
  • Health informatics analyst

Some examples of work sites:

  • Hospitals
  • Government organizations
  • Consulting firms

Research Topics

Examples of paper and thesis topics for health sciences focus:

  • eHealth challenges and issues in the pharmaceutical industry in Canada
  • A guide to supporting medical simulation at the ends of the earth
  • Summarizing the theoretical foundation for hospital communication
  • Health equity among marginalized populations

Careers

Finally, some possible careers for graduates who focused on health sciences:

    • Clinical informatics specialist for a company focused on providing innovations in aging and brain health
    • Business analyst for a large cancer care government organization
    • Health management professional for a health service in Tanzania
    • Senior analyst in strategy and planning at eHealth Ontario

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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