University of Victoria – Week 1 of the “Health & Medical Informatics Education in Canada” Series

June 11, 2006

UVic offers both undergraduate and graduate programs in Health Information Science, but this post only covers the graduate program.

Master of Science in Health Informatics

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Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree with at least one year of relevant work experience
  • Submission of GRE scores or equivalent GMAT/MCAT scores normally required

Program Requirements

  • Intensive 2-year program with 5 courses each year, along with a major project spanning two years (either a thesis or a research project). There will be two 2-week on-campus workshops as capstones for the program.

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Program Fees

  • $24,000 (includes the accommodation cost for the two workshops)

Application Deadline

  • February 28th for May entry
  • October 31st for January entry
  • May 31st for September entry


2007 CONFERENCE: Today’s Information for Tomorrow’s Improvements

June 11, 2006

I don't know if this conference will be open to the "public" because it is advertised as an "international and interdisciplinary gathering of leading practitioners and researchers from Canada and internationally to support today’s information systems and ensure tomorrow’s improvements".  Check out UVic's ITCH07 website for more information about this international conference that will focus on understanding how health informatics can be applied towards quality improvement of health and healthcare organizational outcomes.


New Health Informatics elective for UBC Health and Life Science Students!

June 3, 2006

Looking for a great UBC elective? Take a look at this:

This is a new (just been approved by the senate!) 3-credit intensive 1-week (8:30am to 4:30pm) course offered from August 28th through Sept. 1st, 2006 at UBC. This course is "designed to provide you with knowledge and understanding of computer science concepts and skills that is tailored to life and health sciences contexts" and there are no prerequisites! Additional information will be available soon!

Introducing… the “Health & Medical Informatics Education in Canada” Series

May 25, 2006

For all those interested in learning more about health & medical informatics education in Canada – including myself 🙂 -, I will posting an overview of the programs offered at the following Canadian universities, every week for next four weeks:

PDA Software

May 11, 2006

PDA are used by doctors everywhere, but what kind of programs would these guys use? Well, here is a site which has a huge selection of commercial medical software and freeware for the PDAs of doctors to help them manage patients and medical students to help them learn the basics of everything!

The main categories of software includes:

  • Medical Reference
  • Drug Guides
  • Patient Tracking
  • Dictionaries
  • Calculators
  • Billing and Scheduling

There's a freeware section where you can check out some cool and commonly used medical softwares for FREE! Everyone always love that word.

Ever want to know what a Virchow's node? Why not download the free medical dictionary? How about calculating of commonly used mathematical equations of the various medical fields – get the calculator!