Master of Health Services Management Program and Course Info
The MHSM program consists of 36.0 credit hours of part-time study and a culminating Integrated Experience Point Project as outlined below.
Coursework (30.0 credit hours)
|Term one||Design Module (6.0 credit hours)||
Health Services Management 5100 – Organization Design (3.0 credit hours); and
|Term two||Financial Structures Module (6.0 credit hours)||
Health Services Management 5200 – Accounting in Health Services (3.0 credit hours); and
|Term three||Leading and Bridging Module (6.0 credit hours)||
Health Services Management 5300 – Leading People in Health Services (3.0 credit hours); and
|Term four||Political Environment Module (6.0 credit hours)||
Health Services Management 5400 – Strategy, Power and Politics (1.5 credit hours)
|Term five||Conceptualization Module (6.0 credit hours)||
Health Services Management 5500 – Leading Meaningful Change in Health Services (3.0 credit hours); and
Note: Courses taken for the GCHSM may be used towards a MHSM degree.
Health Services Management 6100 - Integrated Experience Point Project (6.0 credit hours)
The integrated experience requirement comprises a job shadowing experience in each of the five modules that is incorporated as part of one course in each module, as well as a culminating written project completed in Health Services Management 6100. The job shadowing consists of shadowing/observing an administrator or a manager, working on the related module topics in a health organization and the student’s culminating written integrated project. The content of the courses is thus reinforced by the various field experiences. The written project may be reflective and theoretical or applied. It must be relevant to the practice of health services management, and will demonstrate an in-depth knowledge and understanding of each of the five modules. The project will require that students engage in research utilization (theoretical, empirical, or applied). It is a means for students to identify a challenge or opportunity in a health organization and integrate the conceptual learning and critical thinking in a contextually meaningful fashion. The structure of the project is flexible in order to accommodate various creative endeavours and may be work-based. Regulations, standards, and conventions for the written culminating project are found in the School of Graduate Studies Policies and Procedures manual available at www.uleth.ca/graduate-studies.