Bachelor of Technology (Digital Health) (Honours)

Algonquin College
4 years
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
Algonquin College

About this program

Bachelor of Technology (Digital Health)

This four-year bachelor`s degree prepares students for a career in today`s digital health workforce by providing knowledge, skills and competencies in the related domains of health technology studies, business technology management, and software development. Students build a multidisciplinary set of competencies through immersive learning simulations, innovative laboratory exercises and applied digital health projects in order to leverage essential technologies and systems to become successful healthcare technology professionals. Students inform and shape the future of healthcare by contributing to the design, development and improvement of innovative healthcare technologies, such as mobile health apps, hospital information systems, clinical decision aids and business intelligence applications.

Students gain theoretical and practical knowledge through online, in-class, clinical and simulation-based learning experiences. Students apply analytical and leadership skills in a hands-on, research-rich learning environment throughout the program. Students have the opportunity to further apply and refine skills and knowledge while working in project teams during a co-operative work experience in industry.

Admission requirements

Program Eligibility

  • Six Grade 12 university (U) or university/college (M) courses with a minimum 65% average including:
    • One Grade 12 U English course, with a minimum of 60%.
    • One Grade 12 U Math course, with a minimum of 60%.
  • Please note that mature students must meet the following subject-specific Program Eligibility requirements, either directly or through equivalencies:
    • One Grade 12 U English course, with a minimum of 60%.
    • One Grade 12 U Math course, with a minimum of 60%.
  • Applicants with international transcripts must provide proof of the subject-specific requirements noted above and may be required to provide proof of language proficiency. Domestic applicants with international transcripts must be evaluated through the International Credential Assessment Service of Canada (ICAS) or World Education Services (WES).
  • IELTS-International English Language Testing Service (Academic) Overall band of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each band; OR TOEFL-Internet-based (iBT)-overall 88, with a minimum of 22 in each component: Reading 22; Listening 22; Speaking 22; Writing 22.

This program is well suited for students who:

  • Possess strong analytical, logical, critical-thinking and interpersonal skills.
  • Enjoy working both independently and collaboratively in problem-solving teams.
  • Are interested in working in diverse situations spanning healthcare, business and technology.
  • Enjoy confronting challenges and leveraging technologies to overcome obstacles.
  • Appreciate working in a creative environment, and challenging their beliefs through exposure to a diversity of opinions.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Level: 01

  • Introduction to Computer Programming
  • Database Design Fundamentals
  • Communications and Academic Writing
  • Mathematics for Programming
  • Business Fundamentals

Level: 02

  • Financial Accounting
  • Programming
  • Data Communication and Networking
  • Introduction to the Canadian Healthcare System
  • Logic and Critical Thinking

Level: 03

  • Introduction to Mobile Application Development
  • Advanced Database Design and SQL
  • Internet Architecture and Web Development
  • Operating Systems
  • Basics of Supply Chain Management
  • Introduction to Health Information Technology

Level: 04

  • Business Analytics and Advanced Business Intelligence
  • Business Systems Requirements Analysis
  • Macroeconomics
  • Healthcare Concepts
  • Health Records and Data Standards
  • Introduction to Research

Level: 05

  • Strategic Business Intelligence
  • Enterprise Architecture
  • Project Management for It
  • Business Systems Design and Implementation
  • Statistics

Level: 06

  • Human Factors and Workflow Analysis
  • Change Management
  • Health Ethics, Privacy, and the Law
  • Business Technology Management

Level: 07

  • Business Systems Security, Audit and Control
  • Enterprise Mobile Application Development
  • Decision Support in Healthcare
  • Project I
  • Advanced Business Statistics

Level: 08

  • Healthcare Quality Improvement
  • Project II
  • Entrepreneurship

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.


For more information about tuition fees, please visit the college website. 


Bachelor; Co-op; Honours

Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Analyze, design, develop, implement and maintain business systems and/or components to support strategic business requirements.
  2. Manage the process of evaluating, selecting and using business systems.
  3. Apply accepted methodologies, theories, concepts and practices to develop and improve business and healthcare systems.
  4. Manage data using appropriate methodologies and standards,to improve healthcare and business processes and decision-making.
  5. Apply the Project Management Institute`s Body of Knowledge to business systems projects.
  6. Apply security principles and practices in systems development and the systems environment.
  7. Apply principles and skills of business management, leadership and change management, in the context of business systems development.
  8. Apply quality assurance and quality management principles to business systems development projects.
  9. Educate a diversity of clients in the use of business technology to support, promote and improve business and healthcare processes, and healthy-living initiatives.
  10. Apply effective business technology management skills to innovate in digital health targeting new and existing local and global markets.
  11. Adhere to professional, ethical and legal codes and standards related to digital health.
  12. Conduct and evaluate research to contribute to evidence-based practice in digital health contexts.
  13. Identify and apply discipline-specific practices that contribute to the local and global community through social responsibility, economic commitment and environmental stewardship.
  14. Analyze and evaluate how digital health solutions influence healthcare business practices, quality of care and patient safety.
  15. Assess how differing value judgments associated with the practice of healthcare, business management and information technology impact digital health decision-making.

Career paths

Graduates inform and shape the future of healthcare by contributing to the design, development and improvement of innovative healthcare technologies, such as mobile health apps, hospital information systems, clinical decision aids, business intelligence applications and healthcare robotics software. They may find employment in healthcare institutions (e.g. hospitals, clinics, public health units, laboratories), digital health consulting firms, government (federal, provincial and municipal), or other private sector digital health solution providers. Because graduates also possess a BTM credential, their employment opportunities extend well beyond the healthcare sector to include the business and technology sectors. Prospective job titles include: Healthcare App Developer; Clinical Workflow Analyst; Healthcare Quality Coordinator; Business Intelligence Analyst; Project/Program Manager; Systems Integration Specialist; Change Management Lead; Health Information System Analyst; Systems Architect.

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1385 Woodroffe Avenue
K2G 1V8 Ottawa Ontario

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