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Health Information Science

University of Victoria

M.Sc. On Campus Online
24 months
Duration
11240 CAD/year
9840 CAD/year
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About

Our Health Information Science program at University of Victoria, British Columbia is a world leader in the field and our program models have been implemented around the world.

Overview

Become a health informatics expert. Health information science (also knows as health informatics) is the study of:

  • how health data is collected, stored and communicated
  • how this data is processed into health information suitable for administrative and clinical decision making
  • how computer and telecommunications technology can be applied to support these processes.

You will learn to identify what information and data are needed and used to make effective healthcare decision by doctors, nurses, hospital administrators, government planners and other health care professionals. 

In our Health Information Science program at University of Victoria, British Columbia, you’ll learn to identify critical information and data so that healthcare professionals, patients and lay people can make effective decisions. You can study in either our on-campus stream or the distributed (online) stream. You’ll complete coursework and complete either a thesis or a research project.

Areas of focus

  • Health information systems planning, design, implementation and evaluation
  • Health terminology standards
  • Human factors in health care
  • Health data science and AI
  • Mobile health and consumer health information
  • Health information systems safety

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Health Informatics Overview
  • Research Methods in Health Informatics
  • Applied Biostatistics
  • Health Informatics Graduate Seminar
  • Database Design
  • Clinical Decision Support and Information Systems

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
90
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5
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Credits

16.5 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
90
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5
Start practicing IELTS today!

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants who meet the Faculty of Graduate Studies admission requirements will be eligible to apply for admission into the program. Applicants with an educational and/or work background in health informatics, clinical or health science, or information technology are strongly preferred. 
  • It is recommended that applicants have at least two years of relevant work experience.
  •  Applicants with a non-health or non-IT background or less than 2 years of work experience may be considered on a case-by-case basis. 
  • Applicants with a non-health or non-IT related bachelor’s degree should consider applying to the bachelor’s degree program in Health Information Science.
  • Provide two Assessment Reports from academic referees
  • A personal resumé
  • A letter of intended study 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11240 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11240 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    9840 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9840 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

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