About the certificate

Find your edge in UVic’s Graduate Certificate in Health Terminology Standards

 Insights from Industry Leaders

  • Canada Health Infoway, Executive Vice President, Shelagh Maloney - click here 
  • Ontario Health Digital Services, Director of Standards, Sue Schneider - click here
  • Canada Health Infoway, Director of Interoperable Standards, Andrea MacLean Canada Health Infoway - click here
  • Russ Buchanan, Senior Management Consultant, Gevity Consulting Inc. - click here 

 Testimonials from Certificate Alumni

image “We need home-grown terminology experts to work on connecting the Canadian health care system. This program will help meet that need.” - Kelly Davison MN, MSc, RN, CPMHN(C), CTSS, Vancouver.


ray-christine “The Graduate Certificate Program in Health Terminology Standards showed me how powerful terminology standards are. I am excited to apply my knowledge of what I learned from this valuable program to improve our health care system.” - Christine Ray, Certified Terminology Standards Specialist, HIM-Records Management, Providence Health Care


andrew-mc-clure.jpg "The Health Terminology and Standards Graduate Certificate provided me with a comprehensive understanding of interoperability standards in Canadian healthcare. This knowledge enabled me to leverage my clinical experience in medical imaging towards improving the interoperability of our medical imaging services at Toronto General Hospital." - Andrew McClure, Certified Terminology Standards Specialist, Cardiac Sonographer, Toronto General Hospital



“The Graduate Certificate Program in Health Terminology Standards has provided me with a one-of-a-kind opportunity to gain knowledge, skills, and experience working with standardized health care terminologies. Through this program, my eyes have been opened to the world of health system interoperability and the important role that health terminology standards have in securely connecting patients, families, and health care professionals with the right information at the right time. In my professional life, the Graduate Certificate Program in Health Terminology Standards has created opportunities for me to promote the use of electronic health record data to improve the safety, efficiency, and accessibility of health care services for the patients of tomorrow.” – Alex Williams RN, Clinical Informatics Specialist, Vancouver



“The Health Terminology graduate certificate program at UVic has been instrumental in my development as a health informaticist. Health authorities are increasingly aware of the importance of health terminology and data exchange standard. I believe the credentials obtained after the completion of the program allowed my application to stand-out. The program was very appealing for me in the out-set as it allowed me to work full-time and minimized loss of income while in school. It is also important to note that credits earned in the heath terminology graduate program can be counted towards a masters degree in Health informatics.”  - Ryan de los Santos, RN, BSN, CTSS, Clinical Information Specialist, Fraser Health 

External links to short articles about the Certificate Program