Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the 1 Year MHIS program will:

  1. Identify and explain the diversity of knowledge that informs Health Information Science as an interdisciplinary field of study;

  2. Demonstrate and creatively use critical inquiry to evaluate research related to Health Information Science. Analyze major problems of the discipline in a spirit of creativity and critical inquiry and draw valid conclusions based upon sound analysis of reliable data;

  3. Illustrate and distinguish the theoretical underpinnings in the scholarship of knowledge translation including contemporary issues and current debates within Health Information Science professional and scholarly literature. Implement and interpret practical; applications of knowledge translation in contexts such as health care delivery, health systems, and health equity;

  4. Incorporate knowledge from Health Information Science and related fields to identify, research, and analyze critical issues related to health, information, technology, and culture;

  5. Recognize and acknowledge the relationship of Health Information Science to related areas of study. Integrate knowledge from Health Information Science within broader historical, political, cultural, social, and technological health and health-related contexts;

  6. Examine relevant knowledge to inform the actions of diverse health users (e.g., health policy makers, health professionals, health vendors, patients, advocates, and members of the public) and to enable change and respond to societal needs;

  7. Investigate and evaluate existing and emerging technologies in relation to the creation and utilization of health information;

  8. Apply relevant knowledge and skills (i.e., critical appraisal, research skills, data analysis) through engagement in experiential learning. Participate, advocate, and lead in professional development and training in professional organizations relevant to emerging specializations and career paths in Health Information Science;

  9. Apply critical thinking skills to process complex ideas and synthesize evidence-based research in Health Information Science to communicate effectively with researchers, practitioners, policy makers, the public and other stakeholders;

  10. To differentiate amongst contemporary areas of Health Information Science practice and demonstrate competence in speaking, writing, and communicating effectively with researchers, practitioners, policy makers, the public and other stakeholders in formal and informal professional and scholarly domains;

  11. To recognize and critically reflect upon one’s own cultural biases, while interpreting phenomena within a cultural context. To interact respectfully and appropriately in a variety of cultural contexts by assessing diverse perspectives and displaying professionalism. Demonstrate inclusivity and openness to new and diverse perspectives and diverse others.

Approved by the HIS Program Committee 17 February 2022