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Undergraduate overview

Anson Tran

Anson Tran did a co-op placement at the Provincial Health Services Authority.

Revolutionizing health care through information technology

Do you have an interest in health and technology?

Health information science is:

  • the study of how health data is collected, stored and communicated;
  • how the data is processed into health information suitable for administrative and clinical decision making; and
  • how computer and telecommunications technology can be applied to support these processes.

Learn about our Bachelor of Science or Combined Major in Computer Science and Health Information Science.

Careers

In our program you'll learn to identify information and data needed by doctors, nurses, hospital administrators, government planners and other health care professionals and how they are used in order to make effective health care decisions.

With 100% employment amongst graduates since 1997, our alumni are employed as consultants, managers, system designers, system analysts and researchers with starting salaries typically above $55,000. Learn more about careers.

Work while you learn

As a health information science student, you’ll bring your studies to life through co-op. Your program includes a mandatory co-op component that lets you alternate your academic terms with three paid co-op terms working for health care employers.

Admission requirements

You'll need to apply to our program as well as to the university. Learn more about admission requirements.

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