Organization: University of Victoria
Program: Health Information Science
Field Education Details: B.Sc., B.Sc combined Health Information Science and Computer Science, M.Sc., M.Sc. dual Nursing and Health Information Science, Ph.D
Recruitment Period: Year round
Placement Period: January – April, May- August, September – December (Trimester)


Revolutionizing health care

University of Victoria’s School of Health Information Science is a pioneer and leader in transforming the world of health care and health information management. Our students discover how they can make an impact on the planning, design, implementation and evaluation of health information systems in diverse health care settings. The school began in 1982, and has granted degrees to hundreds of professionals in the field.

Our students take a fundamental grounding of coursework in the first two years, then increasingly specialize, taking courses in Project Management, Systems Analysis, Health Information Standards, Epidemiology, Biomedical Fundamentals, Electronic Records and Decision Support, Database Management (SQL), Clinical Methodology, System Evaluation and Quality Improvement, IT Procurement, Networks and System Security, and more.

  • Co-op work-terms are mandatory for all undergraduate students.
  • The first co-op work-term is typically undertaken in the second summer (after 2nd year courses have been completed), and then alternates with academic terms. Students are available year-round.
  • Co-op terms are normally 4 months in duration, but some students may be available for an 8 month placement.
  • Co-op is optional for Master’s level students (mandatory for students in the combined masters of Nursing and HINF)

If you are intested in finding out more about how easy it is to bring a student into your organization, please contact the Co-op Coordinator for the school at hiscoop@uvic.ca, or visit our website.