Digital Health and Data Analytics
Program at a glance:
Credential Earned: Advanced Diploma
Program Length: 2 years
Program Delivery: Online and In-Person for Digital Practicums
Start Date: September 2023
Application Deadline: February 1, 2023
About the Program
Michener’s newest program Digital Health and Data Analytics, is a comprehensive two-year, six semester program dedicated to training learners in digital health, artificial intelligence (AI), data analytics, machine learning and virtual care. This program was purpose-built for learners who see themselves contributing to the rapidly evolving digital world and its impact on health care. Designed to be pragmatic, practical and job oriented, this unique, cutting-edge program will prepare you for an exciting career in digital health, data science and AI in health care and beyond.
The Digital Health and Data Analytics program is designed for university graduates, IT professionals and current health care practitioners who are interested in the introduction and integration of digital solutions, and key topics and initiatives in the health care and consulting fields.
The program delivery is flexible to allow learners to pursue the program while continuing to work and will be delivered entirely online, both synchronous and non-synchronous. Students can sub-specialize in areas such as artificial intelligence and robotics. If learners are unable to commit to full-time practicums in semester 5 and 6 there is an option to exit after four successful semesters, having met the requirements of a Post-Diploma Certificate. Learners will have two semesters of workplace practicum experience in addition to a sub-specialty course in order to complete the six-semester Advanced Diploma program.
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"I entered the DHDA program as a frontline clinician with a keen interest in technology. I have gained applicable and valuable knowledge that has already led me to advance in my current career."
Our health care system needs leaders, educators and advocates for technology, the use of digital solutions, AI in health care and beyond. These professionals will have the training and education to use digital systems to enable data-driven and integrated health care strategies – as well as enhance and connect care models using quality data and evidence- based practices. Graduates of this program will be able to facilitate the integration of machine learning, clinical algorithms, AI and smart systems into clinical environments – either as clinical employees or as industry consultants – and help develop and introduce rapidly emerging technologies.
Graduates of this program can work with a variety of organizations
and other institutions that impact health care, including hospitals, government, consulting and technology companies – both public and private. They will bridge the technology and clinical gap through hands-on data science, VR, machine learning and other initiatives to improve patient outcomes and health care delivery. They will apply design thinking approaches to rapidly adapt, innovate and implement new technologies as part of a health care team or with an industry partner.
Consider this program if you:
- Want to advance your career in healthcare by working on cutting edge digital, analytics and AI healthcare initiatives
- Have an undergraduate university degree and are looking to transition into a health-related career
- Are an information technology or management professional looking to engage in a career in digital healthcare
- Are a healthcare clinician who wants to learn about key digital topics and enhance your understanding about AI and machine learning to obtain a role in a digital clinical environment
When you enroll in the new Digital Health and Data Analytics program, you will learn the practical skills and knowledge needed to design and provide patient care in an increasingly digitized, machine and data-driven healthcare environment. Throughout your studies, you will develop a deep understanding of the key concepts, issues and challenges in digital health and data analytics, along with the ever-changing capabilities of AI and machine learning and the role they play in patient-driven healthcare and personalized medicine. You will have the capacity to generate and implement solutions and data-driven strategies using quality data and evidence-based practice.
Upon completion of the program, you will have the skills needed to work in an environment where digital solutions are used to promote equality, diversity and inclusion for clinicians and patients, while meeting the necessary privacy, safety, confidentiality and transparency standards set to protect patients.
Please see detailed course descriptions on the Digital Health and Data Analytics Curriculum Page.
Length: 2 semesters (15 weeks each)
Start/End: January to April 2023 and May to August 2023
Your practicum semesters will give you an opportunity to apply your knowledge and skills gained in the didactic portion of the program. You will be placed within a healthcare organization that has an active machine learning, artificial intelligence, robotics, or data science project. You will apply the knowledge, skills, and judgement that you have acquired through the program to date to embed yourself within a team of digital health professionals. For your second practicum you may continue with your first placement and becoming more central to the team’s projects, or switch focus and begin a new placement.
If you are already employed at an organization that has a digital health project that you could contribute to, you may request to complete your practicum at your workplace.
Practicum partner sites are subject to change; therefore, specific geographic regions may not be available at the time of your placement; other regions may be added. Please note that when you accept a seat in the program, you will also accept to go to any of the program’s affiliated practicum sites available at the time of your placement. Any relocation costs are born by the student. Virtual placements may also be an option.
In addition, when you accept a seat in the program, you may need to comply with the following mandatory requirements which must be completed prior to the start of your practicum depending on the location of your practicum:
- First Aid and CPR Certification for Health Care Providers
- Updated Vulnerable Persons Check
- Updated TB Test
This practicum will be taken full-time, 35 hours per week over 15 weeks.
Scholarship & Bursaries