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.
Durham College has been granted consent by the Minister 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, Durham College will submit an application for the renewal of the consent for this program 12 months prior to the expiration of the consent. Durham College will ensure that all students admitted to this program will have the opportunity to complete the program within a reasonable time frame.