Master of Health Leadership and Policy in Clinical Education (MHLP)

The Master of Health Leadership and Policy is not administered by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. Please check the UBC Applied Science Professional Programs website for admission requirements, deadlines and application procedure.

Overview

The Master of Health Leadership and Policy (MHLP) in Clinical Education is a professional degree for health-care professionals who want to develop their expertise in analyzing practice trends and designing and delivering clinical education. This hybrid program combines graduate-level health-care courses with UBC Sauder School of Business courses – giving you the skills and confidence to take your career in new directions.

 

CHOOSE HEALTH CARE AND BUSINESS

The MHLP in Clinical Education program offers a unique combination of health-care and business classes – giving you the strategic skills to play a leading role in your organization. Clinical education courses take a holistic perspective that includes exploring the context of clinical education to learning how to put theory into practice as you develop diverse learning experiences. Business courses offered by the top-ranked UBC Sauder School of Business give you a solid foundation in data analysis, project management and organizational leadership.

 

GAIN A COMPETITIVE EDGE

In this the 12-month program you will:

  • broaden your knowledge and skills so you can design, deliver and evaluate clinical education programs
  • enhance your understanding of policy, leadership and business practices relevant to clinical education
  • learn within diverse clinical practice sites as part of a curriculum grounded in experiential and community-based learning opportunities
  • study with renowned faculty from the UBC School of Nursing and complete a practicum alongside leading health-care professionals
  • expand your professional network while collaborating with other MHLP students
  • gain the fundamental business, project management and interpersonal skills to advance your career and confidently take on positions of increased responsibility

What makes the program unique?

A Master of Health Leadership and Policy (MHLP) degree from UBC gives you the credentials and knowledge to confidently move into positions of greater responsibility or make the shift into a new health-care field.

EXPLORE BEST PRACTICES IN CLINICAL EDUCATION
Clinical education courses are a rigorous combination of theory and evidence-based practice. You’ll learn how to develop educational strategies to support change within a practice setting and ensure that clinicians within your health-care organization meet practice and accreditation standards across diverse disciplines.

LEARN THE LANGUAGE OF BUSINESS
Clinical knowledge is not enough. Through courses offered by UBC Sauder School of Business, you’ll gain foundational business skills, improving your understanding of broad-based management concepts.

UNDERSTAND AND INFLUENCE POLICY
Health-care policies determine how health care is organized and delivered. You’ll explore how health policy informs clinical practice education and learn how to effectively develop and influence policy.

BECOME A CONFIDENT LEADER
Leadership development is embedded throughout the program, giving you ongoing opportunities to lead teams and projects and strengthen your interpersonal skills.

GO FURTHER
Clinical educators who have a deep understanding of best practices in education and are familiar with business concepts are well positioned to lead change in their careers and their organizations. Our graduates will have the knowledge and expertise to confidently move into sought-after positions and new areas of health-care practice.

Quick Facts

Degree
Master of Health Leadership and Policy
Subject
Health and Medicine
Mode of delivery
On campus
Specialization
Clinical Education
Program Components
Coursework only
Faculty
Faculty of Applied Science
School
School of Nursing

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Program Enquiries

If you have reviewed the information on this program page and understand the requirements for this program, you may send an enquiry

Meet a UBC representative

One-on-One Consultations - Toronto in July

Dineen Café, 140 Yonge St, Toronto, ON
Date: Tuesday, 02 July 2019
Time: 08:00 to 19:00
The MEL & MHLP programs will be running “Coffee & Chat” sessions for prospective students considering study in 2020 on July 2nd, 2019. These consultations are an opportunity to discuss course requirements, admissions and applications for the MEL & MHLP programs.

India One-on-One Phone Consultations in July

Consultations conducted over the phone
Date: Tuesday, 09 July 2019 to Wednesday, 10 July 2019
Time: 18:00 to 22:00
The Master of Engineering Leadership (MEL) and Master of Health Leadership and Policy (MHLP) degree programs will be running one-on-one phone consultations for prospective students considering study in 2020. These consultations are an opportunity to discuss course requirements, admissions and applications for the MEL & MHLP programs.

Middle East One-on-One Phone Consultations in July

Consultations conducted over the phone
Date: Thursday, 11 July 2019 to Friday, 12 July 2019
Time: 18:00 to 22:00
The Master of Engineering Leadership (MEL) and Master of Health Leadership and Policy (MHLP) degree programs will be running one-on-one phone consultations for prospective students considering study in 2020. These consultations are an opportunity to discuss course requirements, admissions and applications for the MEL & MHLP programs.

One-on-One Consultations - Calgary

Monogram Coffee, 420 2 Street Southwest, Calgary, AB
Date: Thursday, 22 August 2019
Time: 08:00 to 19:00
The MEL & MHLP programs will be running “Coffee & Chat” sessions for prospective students considering study in 2020. These consultations are an opportunity to discuss course requirements, admissions and applications for the MEL & MHLP programs.

One-on-One Consultations - Vancouver

UBC Robson Square Campus, 800 Robson St, Vancouver, BC
Date: Thursday, 05 September 2019
Time: 08:00 to 19:00
The MEL & MHLP programs will be running one-on-one consultations for students considering study in 2020. These consultations are an opportunity to discuss course requirements, admissions and applications for the MEL & MHLP programs.

Application Notes

Applications for January 2020, the UBC MEL professional master’s degree will be considered in three application rounds:
• 1st Round: May 1, 2019
• 2nd Round: August 1, 2019
• Final Round: October 1, 2019

Visa Processing: To ensure adequate time of study permit processing, International students should apply by August 1, 2019

Requirements

TOEFL (ibT) Overall Score Requirement

90
22
21
22
21

IELTS Overall Score Requirement

6.5
6.0
6.0
6.0
6.0

Prior degree requirements

Applicants must hold an undergraduate credential in healthcare or related field (Nursing, Dietetics, Medicine)

Other Requirements

Applicants must have a minimum of three years of relevant experience and demonstrate, through references and work experience that they are proficient and have been identified as having leadership potential in clinical practice.

Funding Sources

Being a professional program, there are no UBC scholarships, grants or funding offered directly for MEL or MHLP students. Students who require financial assistance are encouraged to look for external scholarships or loans that may be available to them. Please find a list of options and areas for you to independently explore and investigate on our webpage:
https://apscpp.ubc.ca/admissions/tuition/scholarships/

Career Options

Clinical educators play an essential role in educating pre-licensure clinicians and ensuring the ongoing professional development of practicing professionals. You will develop the tools to create caring and collaborative clinical education environments so that clinicians are able to meet practice standards and deliver responsive, patient-centered care. It is expected that graduates would follow careers in education for patient care and professionals, change management, health services program management and leaders in quality, safety and systems improvement.

Tuition / Program Costs

FeesCanadian Citizen / Permanent Resident / Refugee / DiplomatInternational
Application Fee$104.00$168.25
Tuition *
Installments per year33
Tuition per installment$9,741.89$17,425.35
Program Fee$29,225.67$52,276.05
Int. Tuition Award (ITA) per year (if eligible) Not applicable
Other Fees and Costs
Student Fees (yearly)$930.14 (approx.)
Costs of living (yearly)starting at $16,884.10 (check cost calculator)
Deposit to accept offer (if admitted)
Deposit requirement$5000.00$5000.00
* Regular, full-time tuition. For on-leave, extension, continuing or part time (if applicable) fees see UBC Calendar.
All fees for the year are subject to adjustment and UBC reserves the right to change any fees without notice at any time, including tuition and student fees. Tuition fees are reviewed annually by the UBC Board of Governors. In recent years, tuition increases have been 2% for continuing domestic students and between 2% and 5% for continuing international students. New students may see higher increases in tuition. Admitted students who defer their admission are subject to the potentially higher tuition fees for incoming students effective at the later program start date. In case of a discrepancy between this webpage and the UBC Calendar, the UBC Calendar entry will be held to be correct.
 
 

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