Master of Health Informatics

The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at the University of Toronto (U of T) is a fully funded scholarship program for graduate studies at Canada’s leading institution of learning, discovery, and knowledge creation.

The University of Toronto is proud to be one of the world’s top research-intensive universities, driven to invent and innovate. Prospective scholars will develop their capacity and networks to engage in diverse healthcare professions and healthcare ecosystems in Africa. Upon completion of the program, it is expected that Scholars will return to their home countries and engage in self-employment or work in a range of health-related professions to advance the health outcomes within their countries upon completion.

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Pillar: Health Ecosytems

Program Status: Active


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Masters of Health Informatics (MHI) is a 16-month program (four consecutive sessions) that requires the completion of 10.0 full course equivalents (FCE). The program is broken up into 7.5 FCE of required coursework, 0.5 FCE of elective course work and a 4-month full-time (600 hour) practicum or field placement that is worth 2 FCE.

The program will begin with an introduction to theoretical and foundational knowledge of Health Informatics (HI) domains. It will build on the knowledge and skills present through broad survey and experiential-based courses to expand the theoretical and practical knowledge in key areas within the discipline. Students will participate in a 4-month applied learning opportunity through practicum placements within a public or private healthcare organization. Finally, students will be a part of advanced seminars and complete an elective course that reflects diverse interests, strengths, and current market demand.

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This program is offered through the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto.

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Prof. Karim Keshavjee

Program Director

Ms. Zoe Downie-Ross

Graduate Administrator, Institute of Health Policy, Management And Evaluation

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