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Biomedical Visualization and Communication

UBC Certificate

  • Online
  • $11,900

Applications for the January 2024 program are now closed. You can subscribe to our email list to receive news, updates and information about the 2025 program.

As science communications have grown increasingly complex and convoluted, the world needs those who can communicate science, medicine and health concepts effectively and accurately in ways audiences can understand.

The UBC Certificate in Biomedical Visualization and Communication is an integrated skills program that blends art, science, critical thinking, co-creativity, teamwork and communication skills. The one-of-a-kind curriculum was developed by the UBC Faculty of Medicine Hackspace for Innovation and Visualization in Education (HIVE) and the Centre for Digital Media.

You’ll come away from the program with a unique set of biomedical visualization and communication skills and prepared to create engaging and informative biomedical communications as a member of a cross-functional team.

  • Format: 100% online and instructor supported with real-time classes, workshops, labs and project team working sessions. Progress through the program with a cohort of 30 peers.
  • Duration: 11 months, part-time, totalling 180 hours of online learning
  • Cost: Standard fee $11,900; Early bird fee $11,550
  • Next start date: January 2025

UBC Certificate in Biomedical Visualization and Communication

Transform complex biomedical concepts into accurate information in a unique program that blends art, science, critical thinking, co-creativity, teamwork and empathetic communication skills.

Program details

Headshot of Milo, biomedical visualization and communication student.

The BMVC program provided an opportunity to bust down barriers between art and science, and invited different expressions and perspectives. It’s everything I could have dreamed of. I’m excited about making a difference in the lives of others.

Milo Applejohn, 2021 graduate

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