Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the 2 Year MHIS program will:

  1. Identify and explain the diversity of knowledge that informs Health Information Science as an interdisciplinary field of study and its application to research and industry

  2. Apply critical thinking skills to process complex ideas and synthesize evidence-informed knowledge in Health Information Science. Demonstrate and practice critical inquiry to evaluate research related to Health Information Science. Draw valid conclusions based upon sound analysis of reliable data and analyse major problems of the discipline in a spirit of creativity and reflection

  3. Illustrate and distinguish theoretical underpinnings in the field of knowledge translation, including current debates within 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 deconstruct critical issues related to health, information, technology, and culture as well as engage in and lead development of research principles and techniques in the area

  5. Recognize and appraise the relationship of Health Information Science to related areas of study, as well as broader historical, political, cultural, social, and technological contexts

  6. Examine relevant research to analyze the needs of diverse health user groups (e.g., health policy makers, health professionals, health vendors, patients, advocates, and members of the public)

  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) to complete a substantial research thesis that demonstrates mastery of a specific area of Health Information Science and its related implications to society, policy, and/or practice

  9. To differentiate amongst contemporary areas of HIS 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

  10. 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

Approved by the MHIS Program Committee 17 February 2022