• The Canadian Health Care System COMP 4019

    Distance Learning Online OntarioLearn

    OntarioLearn description: This course will introduce students to the social, political and economic context of health care from the federal, provincial and municipal perspective, as it relates to a variety of health care professions and settings. The Canadian health care system will be examined with a focus on issues and policies affecting the delivery of health care in Ontario specifically. Students will be introduced to all levels of care delivery, with a focus on health care reform. The role of relevant health care practitioners and their relevant professional associations will be also reviewed. Students will be introduced to a broad scope of health information systems technologies and health information standards, their application and benefits within health related settings. Students will focus on the definitions of health informatics, need and relevance, and the driving forces influencing the use of HI such as health information standards, government, funding, resources, organizational change, and consumer/patient expectations.


    Course Delivery Method:

    This is an online course delivered via OntarioLearn. Teacher support will be available via email, and technical support will be available via phone.

    Technical/Computer Requirements:

    Refer to the basic technology requirements for OntarioLearn online courses.

    Full-time Equivalent(s)

    COMP 4014

    Contact Information

    Some courses require you to purchase a textbook. The cost of the textbook is not included in the course fee unless otherwise indicated. If there is a textbook assigned for this course, it will be listed on the bookstore website.