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Health Care Technology Management – Honours Bachelor – NEW

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Health Care Technology Management – Honours Bachelor – NEW

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Health Care Technology Management – Honours Bachelor – NEW

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Health Care Technology Management – Honours Bachelor – NEW

Health Care Technology Management – Honours Bachelor – NEW

The first program of its kind in Canada, the Honours Bachelor of Health Care Technology Management (BHCTM) degree addresses an identified need in the health care sector for professionals with a hybrid skill set of expertise in medical technology, life sciences and business practices. As a graduate, you will use your unique qualifications to influence positive patient outcomes, effective and safe use of innovative technologies, and financial stewardship.

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Program Description

Health care technology professionals work with clinicians and other health care professionals, including equipment manufacturers and IT specialists, and advise on innovative medical technology planning, purchasing and installation, while ensuring the safe and effective use of medical technologies to enhance patient outcomes and organizational goals. They are also charged with keeping costs manageable and personal information and data secure.

The BHCTM program has been developed by DC in collaboration with members of a Program Advisory Committee that includes subject matter experts and representatives from regional hospitals and health care organizations, advocacy groups, non-profits and major medical equipment manufacturers, including GE, Philips, Aramark and Siemens. The core of the program comprises six streams of study including science and technology, medical equipment and clinical systems, mathematics and quantitative methods, management, research and design, and the health care industry, professionalism and ethics.

The Canadian Occupational Projection System put together by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada has identified managers in health care and medical technologists and technicians as two of the top five in-demand occupations on the horizon between now and 2020.

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Admission Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma or Mature Student Status
  • Six Grade 12 U or M courses with a combined minimum average of 65 per cent including:
    • Grade 12 U English
    • Grade 12 U mathematics or Grade 11 U mathematics with a minimum of 70 per cent
    • Grade 11 or 12 U biology with a minimum of 60 per cent

RECOMMENDED

  • Grade 12 U physics
  • Grade 12 U chemistry
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Career Options

WHAT YOU COULD BE:

  • Medical equipment planner
  • Clinical or biomedical equipment specialist
  • Project engineer
  • Consultant
  • Strategic technology planning lead
  • Capital equipment procurement specialist
  • Manager of biomedical engineering technology
  • Medical technology assessment specialist
  • Biomedical technology science writer
  • Onsite medical technology manager
  • Regulatory compliance officer
  • Service manager

WHERE YOU COULD WORK:

  • Hospitals, clinics and health networks
  • Independent service providers
  • Medical equipment manufacturers
  • Medical laboratories
  • Government departments/agencies and regulatory authorities
  • Technical sales and support
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Course List

Semester 1

  • Electrical Circuits for Biomedical Technology
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Introduction to Biomedical Engineering Technology and Management
  • Math for Technology Management
  • Communications I: Critical Thinking and Writing

Semester 2

  • Fundamentals of Digital Electronics
  • Physics for Biomedical Technology
  • Biomedical Nomenclature and Devices I
  • Introduction to Economics
  • Elective

Semester 3

  • Biomedical Nomenclature and Devices II
  • Medical Electronics I
  • Quantitative Methods in Health Care Management I
  • Financial and Managerial Accounting
  • Elective

Semester 4

  • Biomaterials
  • Medical Electronics II
  • Quantitative Methods in Health Care Management II
  • Canadian Health Care System
  • Elective

Semester 5

  • IT Concepts for Health Care Technology Management
  • Health Care System Process Improvement
  • Health Economics
  • Biomedical Instrumentation Research and Design I
  • Communications II: Technical Communications and Reporting

Semester 6

  • Networking and Information Exchange
  • Health Care Risk Management and Patient Safety I
  • Biomedical Instrumentation Research and Design II
  • Project Management
  • Principles of Marketing and Sales Management

Semester 7

  • Diagnostic Medical Systems I
  • Health Informatics and Analytics
  • Health Care Risk Management and Patient Safety II
  • Health Care Technology Assessment and Management Project I
  • Elective

Semester 8

  • Diagnostic Medical Systems II
  • Management in Health Care
  • Health Care Technology Assessment and Management Project II
  • Ethics/Workplace Practices
  • Elective

Courses and course descriptions are subject to change.

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Program Costs

YEAR ONE FEESDomestic
Tuition$7,283
Compulsory Ancillary$1,204
Program Incidental$200
Total Fees:$8,687

Please note: fees are subject to change. For more information please also see Other fees to consider.

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Field Placement

Your learning experience will be complemented by a 420-hour field placement during the summer between the sixth and seventh semesters. Field placement is an opportunity for you to further explore your chosen field while putting your newly acquired skills to work in a real-world professional setting to gain applied learning and work experience employers value. Faculty will help you identify opportunities through established connections with employers and industry partners.

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Program Transfer, Degree Completion And Additional Credentials

Students holding a credential, such as a bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering or a three-year Biomedical Engineering Technology advanced diploma, may be eligible for entry into the BHCTM program beginning in September 2020 to complete the degree in four semesters.

Qualified graduates may go on to continue their studies at the master’s level. To learn more, please visit www.durhamcollege.ca/pathways.

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FAQ

Is the Honours Bachelor of Health Care Technology Management (BHCTM) a University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) program?

No, the Honours BHCTM is a degree program offered exclusively by Durham College (DC). While the college does offer many diploma-to-degree pathways in partnership with UOIT, the Honours BHCTM is not one of them. It is a four-year (120 credits) honours bachelor’s degree developed and offered entirely through the college.

What credential is awarded to graduates of the BHCTM program?

BHCTM graduates will earn an honours bachelor’s degree and be eligible for master’s-level studies, provided they meet all additional entry requirements specified by the receiving institution.

Is a degree from a college equivalent to a university credential?

Yes, these are four-year (120 credit) honours bachelor’s degrees that are quality assured by the Postsecondary Education Quality Assessment Board, after being referred by Ontario’s Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Development. The quality standards are as dictated by the Ontario Qualification Framework, specifically section 11. Baccalaureate/Bachelor’s Degree Honours, which is identical to the corresponding section of the University Undergraduate Degree Level Expectations.

Why should a student consider earning a degree at a college?

Ontario colleges began offering degree programs in 2002 to provide a unique option for students looking to integrate theory with intensive applied learning. Degrees offered by colleges provide students career-focused education that combines the best of both the theoretical knowledge and analytical skills traditionally associated with a university education and the applied skills acquired through a college education.  Students graduate with the comprehensive theory and practical experience required by employers in today’s competitive and quickly evolving workforce.

Students will also have the opportunity to put theory into practice in the course of their studies, gaining work experience and hands-on training before graduating. Degree curricula are also developed in collaboration with Program Advisory Committees comprising subject matter experts, employers and leaders in the field, to ensure students develop the skills and knowledge employers need and are prepared to immediately enter their chosen field.

What are the job prospects for BHCTM graduates?

Graduates of DC’s Honours BHCTM degree program can go on to work with hospitals and clinics, government agencies, independent service providers, medical equipment manufacturers, medical laboratories, regulatory authorities and technical sales and support organizations.

Their career options can also include roles in consulting, capital equipment procurement, leadership positions in medical engineering technology, medical technology assessment, project management, regulatory compliance and more.

Will Durham College be offering more degrees?

Yes, we are currently laying the groundwork for new degree programs.

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