Organization: Dalhousie University
Program: Master of Health Informatics (MHI)
Field Education Details: Health Informatics
Recruitment Period:Summer Internship (May to August)
Placement Period: 14 – 16 weeks


The interdisciplinary Master of Health Informatics (MHI) program is rooted in mathematics, statistics, and epistemology. MHI students master the skills needed to collect, manage, use and share information to support informed decision-making by patients, clinicians and health policy makers. With versatile technical computing and information management skills, MHI students contribute to clinical care, health services administration, health policy development, research and teaching. Learn more about the program here. Learn more about hiring a Dalhousie Master of Health Informatics student for an internship here.

Courses completed prior to internship:

  • Introduction to Health Informatics
  • Statistics for Health Informatics
  • Health Information Flow and Use
  • Health Information Systems and Issues
  • Fundamentals of Clinical Care for Non-Clinicians or Networks and the Web for Health Informatics
  • Research Methods
  • Knowledge Management for Health Informatics
  • Health Information Flow and Standards
  • IT Project Management

Skills/Abilities Developed:

  • Management of health information and health data analytics
  • Design of health information systems
  • Evaluation of health IT outcomes
  • Management of health information projects
  • Conducting health information research
  • Understanding and use of new health informatics technologies

Typical Intern Roles:

  • Data Analyst
  • Research Intern
  • Business Analyst
  • Project Coordinator
  • Client Support Specialist
  • Systems Administrator

Where Interns Work:

  • Hospitals
  • Clinics
  • Research organizations
  • Health technology firms
  • Health services administration

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