Health Care Systems in Canada

Faculty
Health Sciences
Department
Health Information Management
Course Code
HIMP 2140
Credits
3.00
Semester Length
15 weeks
Max Class Size
36
Method Of Instruction
Lecture
Hybrid
Typically Offered
To be determined
Campus
Online

Overview

Course Description
Students will be introduced to the components of health and wellness and how health care is delivered in Canada. Concepts of health and illness will be addressed as well as the inherent cost, structure and function of the Canadian health care system at regional, provincial, federal and international levels. Students will explore data requirements and uses, as well as the roles and responsibilities of the HIM profession in this evolving system.
Course Content

In this course the learner will explore:

  • Concepts pertaining to the health care system in Canada with a focus on health data, information management, and the inherent roles and responsibilities of the HIM professional
  • The evolution of health care in Canada including the establishment of the health insurance model, the development of the Canada Health Act and the related criteria and conditions
  • Key concepts of health, wellness, illness, disease and disability including the perceptions and psychology of health, and the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in Canada
  • Population health and the key determinants of health.  Also, explore the use of these as indicators in the population health promotion model
  • The Federal and provincial jurisdictional framework in Canada, the basic principles of consent, data security and privacy, and specifically how these pertain to the HIM profession
  • The parameters that define ethics, morals, values and duties in health care
  • The organization and responsibilities of Health Canada and the structural elements of provincial and territorial governments in health care
  • The levels and mechanisms of health care funding in Canada
  • The categories and regulation of health care providers in Canada
  • The current issues and future trends in health care in Canada
Methods Of Instruction

Some or all of the following methods will be used:

  • lecture/discussion
  • group work
  • group discussions and exercises
  • independent research
  • quizzes
  • instructor feedback on students' work
  • individual consultation
  • presentation (individual or group)
Means of Assessment

The course evaluation is consistent with the Douglas College evaluation policy.  An evaluation schedule is presented at the beginning of the course.  This is a graded course.  All assignments must be completed to pass the course.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course, successful learners will be able to:

  • Describe the key concepts of health, wellness, illness, disease and disability
  • Explain the main models of health
  • Explain the key concepts of population health and describe the main determinants of health
  • Describe health care legislation and classifications and the related federal and provincial jurisdictional framework
  • Apply legal considerations for data security and confidentiality in an electronic and hybrid environment
  • Apply ethical theories and considerations in health care
  • Understand basic objectives and responsibilities of Health Canada
  • Describe the structural elements of provincial and territorial governments in health care
  • Outline the levels and mechanisms of health care funding in Canada
  • Discuss categories and regulations of health care providers in Canada
  • Examine the current issues and future trends in health care in Canada
Textbook Materials

A list of required and optional textbooks, materials and electronic applications is provided for students at the beginning of each semester.

Requisites

Course Guidelines

Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

Course Transfers

Institution Transfer Details Effective Dates
There are no applicable transfer credits for this course.

Course Offerings

Fall 2020

CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
Location
36098
Wed Thu
08-Sep-2020
- 07-Dec-2020
08-Sep-2020
07-Dec-2020
Irwin
Linda
Open
Online
HIMP 2140 001 is restricted to HIM students.

This course will include synchronous on-line activities. Students should plan to be available on-line at scheduled course times.
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
36
17
19
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Wed
8:30 - 10:20
Thu
12:30 - 14:20