Biomedical Visualization and Communication

Make the complex clear with UBC Biomedical Visualization and Communication program

The world needs biomedical communicators like you

The need for clear and accurate health and science information has never been greater. Effective communications can help people make informed health decisions – and biomedical communicators play a pivotal role in shaping their experiences.

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Transform Concepts into Clear Communications

The UBC Certificate in Biomedical Visualization and Communication is a one-of-a-kind program that blends scientific knowledge, critical thinking, creative approaches to design, and communication skills.

Taught by pioneers, educators and specialists in biomedical communication, interactive design, visual arts and creative collaboration, the program prepares you to work with others to transform complex biomedical concepts into information diverse audiences can understand.

100% online & part-time | Three courses + Capstone project
Next program: January 9 - December 8, 2023

See, listen, communicate

Learn skills in empathy, listening, facilitation and collaboration essential to shaping effective biomedical communications for diverse audiences.

Tap into the tools of creativity

Cultivate your visual sense for conveying information, dive into design thinking and user experience, and explore the ways cross-functional teams nurture and manage creativity.

Increase your science literacy

Use cutting-edge biomedical communications like virtual labs to study human anatomy, and build your medical vocabulary to work confidently on a team.

"I’ve always been interested in art, but I chose to pursue nursing school. This program bridges the gap between art and science, and has opened up an entire world for me. It’s refreshing to be able to bring art into nursing."

Katie Woodford, RN, CPN(C), CNE
Graduate, 2021 UBC Certificate in Biomedical Visualization and Communication

Applications for the January 2023 program open June 1, 2022.

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