Full-Time or Part-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
- Eight-month internship
You must successfully complete 8, one-term graduate courses (four compulsory core courses and four electives).
The required courses are:
- Statistics for eHealth
- Fundamentals of eHealth and the Canadian Healthcare System
- Management Issues in eHealth
- Modern Software Technology for eHealth
You can choose your other four courses from a list of approved electives. At least two of your electives must be level 700.
Scholarly Paper (Project)
The scholarly paper 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 a first and second reader who are determined between the student and their advisor.
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 complete three courses during each of the first two terms. Then they complete their internship in the third and fourth terms (May – December).
Students complete outstanding course-work and their scholarly paper when they return from internship in the Winter term (January – April).
Funding options are available for 24 months. The program must be completed within 36 months.
Requirements for the part-time program are the same as for the full-time, course-based option except:
- No internship is required.
- You have up to 5 years to complete the program part-time.
- No funding is currently available for part-time students.
Although night classes and online options are available, flexibility to study during the day will be required.