It is an on-campus, thesis-based program offered on both a full-time and part-time basis.
Health informatics is changing the practice and delivery of health care by providing technology-enriched solutions to bridge the knowledge and information gaps experienced within the health care system.
The program offers training in analyzing the issues and then designing solutions to improve all aspects of health care, from the delivery of patient care to the promotion of healthy lives.
Students can pursue a research career in a university as a PhD student or join the industry.
Full-time students complete the program in 2 years and part-time students must complete the program in 4 years.
With full-time and part-time options, this program gives students the flexibility to choose a pace that works for students.
The program has two streams:
an internship stream
a thesis stream
The thesis stream involves a 2-3 term research project under the supervision of a faculty member.
The internship stream involves a 13-16 week work term at a health informatics company or at a healthcare organization.
Students have to complete 9 core classes and Internships plus 3 electives or thesis plus 1 elective course.
Dalhousie University is known for its excellence in academics, leadership, research, and innovation.
The average salary goes up to 51,000 USD after completion of the program.
Two Professional References: Referees (Teachers, guidance counselors, or Professors) should comment on academics and that references should submit along with the application system.
Personal Statement: It should include a brief overview of themselves, strengths, and any work experience and/or education that students have.
Transcripts: Students have to submit transcripts from all universities/colleges attended, World Education Services Assessments, and English Language Proficiency test scores.
Statement of Intent: Reasons or intentions for pursuing studies in this program, including a description of prior experience.
Confirmation of Employment Form: Students must be emailed as an attachment by applicant or referee.
Proof of name change: Required only if name discrepancies exist between transcripts/assessments/test scores and other application documents. Examples of proof: Marriage/divorce certificates, 2 copies of government-issued ID that include a previous and current name and date of birth.
ELP Scores: Students have to submit their English language proficiency scores like IELTS, TOEFL, or other test scores.
Documents showing strong ties to their home country
Students must have a work-study visa to work in Canada.
On-Campus Work: Students enrolled full time are eligible to work on-campus. Students can work no more than 10-15 hours per week.
Off-Campus Work: Students who are continually enrolled full time at Dalhousie University are eligible to work off-campus. Students can work 20 hours a week or full time during a scheduled break.
Co-Op Work Visa: If students are required to work as an integral part of the studies or enrolled in a co-op program, they may be permitted to work off-campus full time. Students will need a co-op work visa.