UVic to offer Canada’s first CHIMA accredited Health Terminology Standards Certificate Program

Fast track your next career move by upgrading your skill set to include terminology standards!

A new graduate certificate program in Health Terminology Standards is being offered in fall 2018 at UVic’s School of Health Information Science in partnership with eHealth Ontario, Gevity Consulting, and RKL Health Informatics. The program is intended to help meet national and international needs for best practices in controlled terminology used in the health industry. Classes will begin in September 2018 for this one-year, part-time, online program with a 2.5-day on-campus workshop. The program has just received a 2-year initial accreditation by the Canadian Health Information Management Association. Graduates of this program will be eligible to apply for CHIMA terminology certification.

Eligibility for admission to the program:

Applicants are required to have a baccalaureate degree in a health or information technology related field from an accredited university. Their backgrounds can include health professionals such as physicians, nurses, therapists and laboratory technologists, as well as information technology and information management professionals in the health sector.

  • The graduate certificate program may be taken by students who are concurrently admitted to our MSc degree program in Health Informatics or by those admitted only for the certificate. To be admitted, applicants must satisfy all regular admissions requirements of the UVic Faculty of Graduate Studies.
  • In exceptional cases, those without a baccalaureate degree or equivalent but who can demonstrate significant relevant professional expertise or experience who wish to pursue only the certificate option may be admitted if they are recommended by the School.

Applications will be accepted until May 1, 2018.

Learn more? See UVic website

Questions? Email us – hinfgradadvisor@uvic.ca


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