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MINISTRY-APPROVED PROGRAM TITLE: Honours Bachelor of Health Care Technology Management
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The only program of its kind in Canada, the Honours Bachelor of Health Care Technology Management (HCTM) program 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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Note: this program has additional recommended requirements. Please visit the Admission Requirements tab for further information.
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Year one domestic: $6,555 (CAD) Year one international: $17,685 (CAD)
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To help students succeed in programs with remote learning requirements, Durham College’s IT Services department has identified minimum technology recommendations. While these are not program requirements, these suggestions will help ensure students have the right tools to support a quality remote learning experience.
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Health care technology management (HCTM) professionals work with clinicians and other health care professionals, including equipment manufacturers and IT specialists, and advise on innovative medical technology, technology assessment, adoption, purchasing, installation and engage in active life-cycle management. HCTMs ensure the appropriate technology is available, safe and effective to use to enhance patient outcomes and organizational goals.
The HCTM 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.
Durham College (DC) has been granted consent by the Ministry of Colleges and Universities (formally known as Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development) to offer this honours degree for a seven-year term starting June 27, 2017. In conformity with the Minister’s criteria and requirements, DC will submit an application for the renewal of the consent for this program 12 months prior to the expiration of the consent. DC will ensure that all students admitted to this program will have the opportunity to complete the program within a reasonable time frame.
Students in this program receive free membership to Digital Health Canada, a not-for-profit professional association that provides members with numerous educational and professional career benefits. Membership includes access to learning and networking opportunities, unique awards applications, as well as discounts for Digital Health Canada online and on-demand courses, Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems (CPHIMS-CA) exam fees, and event registrations.
*please see the Entrance Award tab for details.
The courses listed below are for incoming students. If you are a current student, please refer to your program of study for the year you began your program. Your program of study can be found on MyCampus.
Courses and course descriptions are subject to change. Please note that as a result of COVID-19 the 2022-23 program of study may be modified to accommodate program delivery changes.
Your learning experience will be complemented by an unpaid 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.
To be eligible for field placement, all courses in previous semesters must be successfully completed with a minimum 60% mark, a GPA of 2.00, and GPA of 2.50 to be in good standing and graduate.
What You Could Do On Field Placement
To be eligible for the field placement component of this program you must (at your expense) provide:
Becoming a field placement host allows you to positively influence the next cohort of resilient, job-ready graduates so that they can effectively work within the community you serve.
Becoming a field placement host is an opportunity to meet, train and consider a potential future employee. Students arrive for their field placement eager to work and apply their classroom training in a real-world setting.
This is also an opportunity to mentor and supervise an aspiring professional and provide them with a meaningful experience, which can be a new source of esteem and motivation within the workplace for your current staff.
To learn more about becoming a field placement host please visit the Honours Bachelor of Health Care Technology Management - Become a field placement host webpage.
To help students have the best remote learning experience possible, Durham College’s IT Services department has identified technology recommendations for each program based on course needs and software requirements. While not required, students may want to consider these suggestions if they are purchasing a computer or laptop for the upcoming academic year.
Storage: 256GB SSD
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Professional or Education x64 SP1
Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 11 or Google Chrome (newest version) or Firefox (newest version)
Network Adapter: 802.11ac 2.4/5 GHz wireless adapter
Camera: Webcam/built-in camera
Questions regarding technology recommendations can be directed to the IT Service Desk or the school office.
Qualified graduates of the Biomedical Engineering Technology (BMTY) program who are interested in pursuing the Honours Bachelor of Health Care Technology Management (HCTM) degree can do so through the unique, HCTF streamlined pathway-to-degree program offered by Durham College. The pathway allows students to earn the HCTM degree in just two additional years; the HCTF pathway is four semesters plus a 420-hour field placement.
Qualified graduates of programs similar to an Ontario College Advanced Diploma in Biomedical Engineering Technology, students currently enrolled in another degree program or students holding a degree who wish to pursue the HCTM as a second degree may be eligible for credit transfer.
The program of study for the HCTF pathway focuses on developing expertise in business practices, including management, policy development, marketing and sales and accounting, among others, to complement existing knowledge in biomedical technology and life sciences.
Credit transfer is considered on a case-by-case basis. Qualified graduates of programs in another province, state or country that are similar to an Ontario College Advanced Diploma in Biomedical Engineering Technology and students currently enrolled in a degree program may be eligible to apply for credit transfer and use their academic credits toward earning an Honours Bachelor of Health Care Technology Management (HCTM) degree. Eligible students may begin their program in September 2020 and complete the HCTM degree in as little as four semesters plus a 420-hour field placement.
Please see the Transfer Guide and Apply for Credit Transfer page for more information.
Qualified students holding a degree may be eligible to apply for credit transfer and use their academic credits toward earning a HCTM degree. Eligible students may transfer up to 54 credits and complete their HCTM degree in as little as four semesters plus a 420-hour field placement. Credit transfer is considered on a case-by-case basis.
Qualified HCTM graduates may go on to continue their studies at the master’s level. To learn more, please visit www.durhamcollege.ca/pathways.
Graduates with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 may be eligible to apply to Niagara University’s Master of Science in Finance or Master of Business Administration.
All eligible applicants to the Honours Bachelor of Health Care Technology Management degree program for September 2022, with a combined minimum non-weighted average of 80%, will be considered to receive a first-year entrance award.
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