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 | Four courses + Capstone project
Next program: January 10 - December 9, 2022

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.

"Disinformation expert Claire Wardle at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, has said, 'The best way to fight misinformation is to swamp the landscape with accurate information that is easy to digest, engaging and easy to share on mobile devices.'"

– Timothy Caulfield,, April 27, 2020

Applications for the 2022 program are now closed

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