The Faculty of Health Science, in collaboration with the Faculties of Engineering and Law and the Schools of Business, and Policy Studies, offer a Master of Science degree specializing in quality, risk, and safety in healthcare.
The Master of Science in Healthcare Quality [MSc(HQ)] is a new, exciting program, specializing in linking theory and practice in quality, risk, and safety in healthcare. This part time, two-year program offers interdisciplinary courses, expert faculty, valuable international experience and convenient distance learning. Unparalleled in its scope, the Master of Science in Healthcare Quality is the only program in Canada to address the growing need for interactions across disciplines, professions and communities.
Application Deadline: February 1st
Late applications will be considered.
The Master of Science in Healthcare Quality program is designed for young professionals or mid- to senior-level executives who wish to continue to work full time, while pursuing an advanced degree. Professionals that may be well suited to taking the Master of Healthcare quality are:
The program is two full years of part time study, comprised of three semesters each
Students will take seven core courses, plus a project. An elective week intensive session in the United Kingdom is also offered. Courses will primarily be offered online, but students will be expected to attend two, one-week intensive on campus sessions. The first of these sessions will be in the first week of the fall semester of year one, and the second will be the first week of the winter semester, year two. The remainder of the courses will be delivered through interactive online classes and independent learning. Students will be expected to carry between 1 and 2 courses at a time.
Through the combination of course work, lecture and discussion, the program will stress the development of a theoretical knowledge base combined with the practical ability to apply concepts and measure results in quality, risk and safety in healthcare.
The Master of Science in Healthcare Quality is an interdisciplinary program. As such, students are able to work in a variety of different fields. Supervisors are available for the following interests: business, engineering, nursing, anesthesiology, medicine, policy, law, pharmacy, hospital administration and human factors.
Graduates can expect to find exciting and varied employment opportunities in many different fields, such as in a law or engineering firm, in business, in provincial and federal government, or in hospital administration and policy.
Students applying to this program should refer the School of Graduate Studies website for updated graduate school requirements: http://www.queensu.ca/calendars/sgsr/Academic_Qualifications_for_Admission.html. Students requesting admission to the program will normally have graduated with a minimum of a second class standing of a B-or 70% (GPA 3.0) from an accredited, baccalaureate granting University, with a preferred degree in a healthcare discipline, law, business, engineering, or policy studies. Students will also have undergraduate courses in statistics and evidence of an understanding of research methodology and or quality improvement experience.
A TOEFL score (or equivalent) with satisfactory standing may be required if native languages of a student do not include English.
Application fee - $105 CAD
Yearly fee - $13,000
Additional fees - $3,000 for hotel, food, books etc.
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