MBiotech: Digital Health Technologies Stream

 

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Digital Health Technologies (DHT) is a field of concentration within the Master of Biotechnology Program. The digital health field itself is diverse and includes: bio-physics, mobile medical apps, health information technology, general wellness, electronic medical records, software and cybersecurity, health information technology and wearable technology, to list a few. DHT is an area that invites a spectrum of expertise that goes beyond engineering and design.

Our program focuses specifically on three main pillars of the DHT field:

  1. Health & Regulatory - privacy, data governance, policies re. classification of medical products
  2. Data Science - combines advanced statistical training with domain knowledge about healthcare and disease
  3. Business - introduction to basic business concepts to understand profit drivers in this sector
WHAT STUDENTS WILL LEARN
  • Problem solving involving data using advanced machine learning models for prediction
  • Programming
  • Data visualization
  • Use of proprietary social media analytic tools to look at health product influencers
  • Regulatory implications of data in a health context
  • Interplay of digital health product design and medical regulation
  • Products, companies key to digital health
  • Chronic diseases, aging at home and health & wellness issues
  • Business context of digital health technologies & reimbursement 


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Program Overview

Program Start

Annually each May (no other entry point is offered)

Duration

Two years, full time (no part time option is offered)

Class Locations

UTM Campus

Co-Op 

- 8 months of co-op are required to graduate; up to 12 months may be completed

- Co-op commences: May of second year (upon completion of 12 months of required coursework)

Application Period

- September to January annually; rolling admission is not offered; all applications are reviewed after the application deadline; please see How To Apply for details

Interviews - Admission interviews are a requirement for short-listed candidates; admission offers commence upon the completion of interviews; please see How To Apply for details