Health Information Science : Program Requirements
The MSc degree in Health Informatics requires a minimum of 16.5 units of coursework, including a research project or thesis. The program of study will include graduate level health informatics courses from within the School, and may include graduate elective courses from other departments within UVic.
HINF 503 (1.5)
HINF 572 (1.5)
HINF 573 (1.5)
HINF 580 (1.5)
HINF 598 (3.0)
HINF 501 (1.5)
HINF 511 (1.5)
HINF 535 (1.5)
HINF 550 (1.5)
HINF 503 (1.5)
HINF 572 (1.5)
HINF 573 (1.5)
HINF 580 (1.5)
HINF 599 (6.0)
HINF 501 (1.5)
HINF 511 (1.5)
HINF 535 (1.5)
HINF 550 (1.5)
The MSc degree in Health Informatics requires a minimum of 16.5 units of coursework, including a research project or thesis. Distributed stream students are also required to attend the in-person workshop in Victoria. The program of study will include the following requirements:
HINF 503 (1.5)
HINF 572 (1.5)
HINF 598 (3.0)
HINF 552 (1.5)
HINF 570 (1.5)
Epidemiology and Public Health Informatics
HINF 571 (1.5)
HINF 574 (1.5)
HINF 501 (1.5)
HINF 511 (1.5)
HINF 535 (1.5)
HINF 550 (1.5)
HINF 503 (1.5)
HINF 572 (1.5)
HINF 599 (6.0)
HINF 552 (1.5)
HINF 570 (1.5)
Epidemiology and Public Health Informatics
HINF 571 (1.5)
HINF 574 (1.5)
HINF 501 (1.5)
HINF 511 (1.5)
HINF 535 (1.5)
HINF 550 (1.5)
HINF 501 (1.5)
HINF 511 (1.5)
HINF 516 (1.5)
HINF 530 (1.5)
HINF 531 (1.5)
HINF 535 (1.5)
HINF 536 (1.5)
HINF 537 (1.5)
HINF 550 (1.5)
Health Information Systems Design
HINF 551 (1.5)
HINF 552 (1.5)
HINF 560 (1.5)
HINF 561 (1.5)
HINF 562 (1.5)
HINF 570 (1.5)
Epidemiology and Public Health Informatics
HINF 571 (1.5)
HINF 573 (1.5)
HINF 575 (1.5)
HINF 580 (1.5)
HINF 590 (1.5)
HINF 591 (1.5)
HINF 595 (1.5 or 3.0)
HINF 597 (1.5)
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Only students in the Distributed Stream program may take HINF 573 and/ or 580 as elective courses. For students in the On- Campus program, HINF 573 and 580 are required courses and therefore not eligible for elective credit.
HINF 410 (1.5)
HINF 420 (1.5)
HINF 470 (1.5)
PSYC 517 (1.5)
NURS 520 (1.5)
NURS 521 (1.5)
NURS 522 (1.5)
HINF 501 (1.5)
HINF 503 (1.5)
HINF 550 (1.5)
HINF 572 (1.5)
NUHI 598 (3.0)
NURS 520 (1.5)
NURS 521 (1.5)
NURS 522 (1.5)
HINF 501 (1.5)
HINF 503 (1.5)
HINF 550 (1.5)
HINF 572 (1.5)
Electives are chosen in consultation with the program supervisors. HINF electives are listed at the beginning of the Health Information Science section. NURS electives are listed below.
NURA 518 (1.5)
NURA 519 (1.5)
NURS 500 (1.5)
NURS 509 (1.5)
NUED 572 (1.5)
NUED 574 (1.5)
Nursing Education Practice and Curriculum Design
NUHI 599 (6.0)
HINF 500-level elective (1.5)
HINF 602* (1.5) Theories in Health Informatics
HINF 603* (1.5) Methods in Health Informatics
HINF 680 (1.5) Health Informatics PhD Seminar
HINF 693 (3.0) Candidacy Exam
HINF 699 (30.0) Dissertation
* Students will be required to travel to Victoria to complete HINF 602 and HINF 603, as these will be delivered with an intensive in-person component; additional online course requirements are completed in the following weeks.
Students must demonstrate essential in-depth knowledge in health informatics. Assessment of a student’s research ability will be determined by the successful completion of HINF 693 Candidacy Exam. As part of the candidacy exam, students will be required to submit a Major Area Paper with the topic to be determined by the supervisory committee. The major area paper should exhibit an in-depth knowledge of the topic area. The supervisory committee will assess the major area paper and oral presentation of the major area paper.
Students will be evaluated and assigned a Pass/Fail for HINF 693 and will have two opportunities to pass each component of the candidacy exam (major area paper and oral exam). The second attempt to pass the Candidacy Exam must be made within three months of the first attempt. Students who fail to successfully complete the candidacy requirement after the second attempt will be required to leave the program.
HINF 536 (1.5)
HINF 597 (1.5)
* Students will be required to travel to complete HINF 537 as this course will be delivered with an intensive in-class component; additional course requirements are completed online in the following weeks.