Program Information

School: University of Victoria
Faculty: Faculty of Human and Social Development
Degree: Bachelor; Co-op
Field of Study: Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
Information Science/Studies
Description: Health Information Science is the study of how health data are collected, stored and communicated; how this data is processed into health information suitable for administrative and clinical decision making; and how computer and telecommunications technology can be applied to support these processes. Students learn to identify what information and data are needed by doctors, nurses, hospital administrators, government planners and other health care professionals and how they are used in order to make effective health care decisions.

The distinguishing feature of the Co-operative Education approach is the inclusion, as an integral part of the degree, of three work terms of approximately four months duration each (13 weeks minimum). These work terms begin after the student’s second year (all courses listed under first and second year must normally be completed before a student goes on a work term) and normally alternate with formal academic terms in Health Information Science.

URL: Health Information Science at University of Victoria
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $22,783
Careers: Software Engineer

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 75 to 100
Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Mathematics 

Four additional 4U/M courses.

Test Scores:

  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 90] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5]