Full-Time (Course-Based)

There are three components of the full-time, course-based option:

  • 8 one-term courses.
  • Development and presentation of a scholarly paper.
  • An eight-month internship.


You must successfully complete 8 one-term graduate courses. Four of these are mandatory core courses. The other four are electives.

The required courses are:

  • Statistics for eHealth
  • Fundamentals of eHealth and the Canadian Health Care System
  • Management Issues in eHealth
  • Modern Software Technology for eHealth

You can choose your other four courses from the list of approved electives. At least two of your electives must be 700 level.

Scholarly Paper (Project)

The purpose of developing a scholarly paper is to demonstrate that you can integrate what you’ve learned through your internship and class work. It should reflect your understanding of the innovation, methodological and management issues in the field of study you’ve chosen. It should show that you can independently discuss these issues concisely, critically and coherently. Your paper should not involve an extensively focused examination of a particular research issue, since it’s a scholarly essay, not a thesis.

The paper is evaluated by your academic supervisor and another faculty member (your committee).


All students start the program in the fall term (September). There are three terms throughout the year:

  • Fall: September to December
  • Winter: January to April
  • Spring: May to August

Students normally complete three courses during each of the first two terms.
Students complete their internship in their third and fourth terms (May – December).
Students complete any outstanding course-work and complete their scholarly paper on return from internship in the Winter term (January – April).

Funding options are available for 24 months. The program must be completed within 36 months.

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