Graduate Certificate in Health Terminology Standards

Want to improve the sharing of patient information across systems?

The Graduate Certificate in Health Terminology Standards is a 1-year, part-time program with four graduate level courses done through weekly online evening classes and a 2.5-day virtual workshop.

If you work in the health industry and are involved with or have an interest in health terminologies, interoperable electronic health record, and clinical coding and classification, then this Certificate is for you. The program is intended to meet national and international needs for best practices in controlled terminologies used in the health industry.

Graduates of this program are eligible for the Canadian College of Health Information Management Terminology Standards Specialist Certification. For more information on becoming a Certified Terminology Standards Specialist (CTSS) click here.

To apply, you need to have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution. If you have a HIM diploma and 15+ years of relevant work experience, you are encouraged to apply for admission considerations. Those accepted into the MSc program in Health Informatics at the School can also apply the certificate courses toward their MSc degree.

To learn more about this program, we invite you to watch the video recordings of our Information Sessions click here.

What if I don't have a baccalaureate degree or equivalent ?

If you do not have a baccalaureate degree or equivalent and are interested in a certificate in health terminology standards, you should consider the Professional Certificate in Health Terminology Standards in partnership with the Division on Continuing Studies at the University of Victoria.

For more information, please contact Francis Lau, Faculty Coordinator: htscoord@uvic.ca

The application deadline for the Graduate Certificate in Health Terminology Standards program for Sept. 2023 entry is June 1, 2023.

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