Health Policy, Management and Evaluation

HPME: Introduction

Faculty Affiliation

Public Health

Degree Programs

Health Policy, Management and Evaluation

MSc

  • Concentrations:
    • Clinical Epidemiology and Health Care Research;
    • Health Services Research
      • Emphases:
        • Health Economics;
        • Health Informatics Research;
        • Health Policy;
        • Health Services Organization and Management Studies
        • Health Services Outcomes and Evaluation;
        • Health Systems Artificial Intelligence;
        • Health Technology Assessment;
    • Quality Improvement and Patient Safety;
    • System Leadership and Innovation
 

PhD

  • Concentrations:
    • Clinical Epidemiology and Health Care Research;
    • Health Professions Education Research;
    • Health Services Research

Health Administration

MHSc

Health Informatics

MHI

Combined Degree Programs

Collaborative Specializations

The following collaborative specializations are available to students in participating degree programs as listed below:

Overview

The Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation (IHPME) brings together researchers from a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds. Broad research themes include Clinical Epidemiology and Health Care Research; Health Services Research including Health Informatics Research, Health Economics, Health Policy, Health Services Organization and Management Studies, Health Services Outcomes and Evaluation, Health Technology Assessment, and Knowledge Translation; Health Administration; System Leadership and Innovation; and Quality Improvement and Patient Safety.

More than 200 faculty members from a variety of disciplines are represented in IHPME. At least 130 senior health care executives serve as adjunct faculty.

Please note the application deadlines.

November 15

  • MSc in Health Policy, Management and Evaluation concentrations: Clinical Epidemiology and Health Care Research; Health Services Research
  • PhD in Health Policy, Management and Evaluation concentrations: Clinical Epidemiology and Health Care Research; Health Professions Education Research; Health Services Research

November 30

  • MSc in Health Policy, Management and Evaluation concentration: Quality Improvement and Patient Safety

January 15

  • MSc in Health Policy, Management and Evaluation concentration: System Leadership and Innovation (Undergraduate Medical Education applicants)

February 1

  • Master of Health Informatics
  • MHSc in Health Administration
  • MHSc in Health Administration / MSW combined degree program
  • MHSc in Health Administration / MN combined degree program

March 1

  • Master of Health Informatics (executive option)

March 15

  • MSc in Health Policy, Management and Evaluation concentration: System Leadership and Innovation (Postgraduate Medical Education applicants)

Contact and Address

Web: ihpme.utoronto.ca/community/connect
Email: ihpme@utoronto.ca
Telephone: (416) 978-4326
Fax: (416) 978-7350

Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation
University of Toronto
4th Floor, 155 College Street
Toronto, Ontario M5T 3M6
Canada

Health Policy, Management and Evaluation: Graduate Faculty

Full Members

Alibhai, Shabbir - MD
Alter, David - MD
Anderson, Geoff - MD
Andiappan, Meena - PhD
Austin, Peter - PhD
Austin, Zubin - BA, BScPhm, MBA, MISt, MEd, PhD
Baker, G. Ross - AB, MA, PhD
Barwick, Melanie - BA, MA, PhD
Bayoumi, Ahmed - MD
Bell, Chaim - MD
Berta, Whitney - BS, MBA, PhD
Bhattacharyya, Onil - BSc, MD
Bombard, Yvonne - PhD
Bombardier, Claire - MA, MD
Brown, Adalsteinn - AB, PhD (Dean)
Brydges, Ryan - BSc, MSc, PhD
Cafazzo, Joseph - DPhil
Carroll, June - MD
Chan, Kelvin - MSc, MD
Cheung, Angela - BA, MD, PhD
Coburn, Natalie Suzanne - BSc, MSc, DrMed
Cockerill, Rhonda W - BA, MA, PhD
Colantonio, Angela - BA, BSc(OT), MHSc, PhD
Côté, Pierre - MSc, PhD
Coyte, Peter C - BA, MA, PhD
Cuthbertson, Brian - MBChB, PhD
Dainty, Katie - BA, MSc, PhD
Davis, David - BA, MD
Deber, Raisa - BS, MS, PhD
Detsky, Allan - BS, MD, PhD
Donnelly, Peter - MBA, MPH, MBChB, MD
Etchells, Edward - MSc, MD
Fan, Eddy - BSc, MD, PhD
Feldman, Brian - MD
Ferguson, Niall - MSc, MD
Forrest, Christopher Robert - BSc, MSc, MD
Gagliardi, Anna - BSc, BE, MSc, MLS, PhD
Gershon, Andrea - MSc, MD
Ginsburg, Shiphra - MEd, MD
Glazier, Richard - MPH, MD
Goel, Vivek - BSc, MSc, SM, MD
Gomes, Tara - BSc, MHSc
Griffiths, Anne - MD
Gupta, Sumit - MD
Guttmann, Astrid - BA, AB, MSc, MSc, MDCM
Hansen, Bettina Elisabeth - MSc, PhD
Hoch, Jeffrey - BA, MA, PhD
Howell, Doris - BNSc, MSN, PhD
Isaranuwatchai, Wanrudee - BSc, PhD
Ivers, Noah - MD
Jaglal, Susan - BSc, MSc, PhD
Jeffs, Lianne - MSN, PhD
Juni, Peter - DrMed
Juurlink, David - BSc, MD, PhD
Kapral, Moira - MD
Karkouti, Keyvan - MD
Krahn, Murray - BA, MSc, MD
Krings, Timo - MSc, MD, PhD
Kulkarni, Girish - MD
Kuluski, Kerry - DPhil
Kurdyak, Paul - BSc, MSc, MD
Laporte, Audrey - BA, MA, PhD (Director)
Law, Calvin - MD, MPH, CPSO, LMCC
Lin, Elizabeth - PhD
Logan, Alexander - MD
Mamdani, Muhammad - DP
Marchildon, Gregory - PhD
Martimianakis, Tina - MA, MEd, PhD
McLeod, Robin - BSc, MD, LMCC
Miller, Fiona - BIS, MA, DPhil
Morrison, Laurie - BSc
Mylopoulos, Maria - BS, MA, PhD
Naglie, Gary - BSc, MDCM
Naimark, David - MD
Naylor, C. David - MD, PhD
O'Sullivan, Julia - BA, MA, PhD
Offringa, Martin - PhD
Parshuram, Christopher - MBChB
Pechlivanoglou, Petros - PhD
Pullenayegum, Eleanor - BM, PhD
Ray, Joel - MSc, MD
Redelmeier, Donald - MS, MD
Rehm, Jurgen - PhD
Rochon, Paula - MD
Rodin, Gary M. - BSc, MD
Rubenfeld, Gordon - MSc, MD
Rush, Brian - BA, MA, PhD
Seto, Emily - PhD
Shachak, Aviv - PhD (Graduate Coordinator)
Sinha, Samir Kumar - BSc, MSc, MD, BScMed, PhD
Stabile, Mark - BA, MA, PhD, PhD
Stukel, Therese - BS, PhD
Sung, Lillian - MD
Sutradhar, Rinku - BSc, MMath, PhD
Tinmouth, Jill - MD, PhD
To, Teresa - BSc, MSc, PhD
Trbovich, Patricia L. - BA, MA, PhD, PhD
Tu, Karen - BSc, MD
Ungar, Wendy - BA, MSc, PhD
Urbach, David - MSc, MD
Verderber, Stephen - BSc, AA, MArch, PhD
Vigod, Simone - MD
Walmsley, Sharon - BSc, MSc, MD
Webster, Fiona - BA, MA, PhD
Wiljer, David - PhD
Wodchis, Walter - MA, PhD
Wong, Agnes - DOMS, MD, PhD
Woods, Nicole - BA, PhD
Wright, James - BA, MPH, MD, LMCC

Members Emeriti

Barnsley, Jan - BSc, MSc, PhD
Davis, Aileen - BSc(PT), MSc, PhD
Lemieux-Charles, Louise - PhD
Williams, Paul - PhD

Associate Members

Abbasi, Nimrah - MSc, MD
Abrahamyan, Lusine - MPH, MD, PhD
Adhikari, Neill - MDCM
Alam, Nadia - MD
Alba, Ana Carolina - DrMed, PhD
Albert, Mathieu - PhD
Allin, Sara - BA, MSc, PhD, PhD
Amaral, Andre - MD
Amin, Reshma - MD
Amir, Eitan - MBChB
Ammendolia, Carlo - MedScD
Anderson, James - BA, MA, MHSA, PhD
Anderson, Kelly - PhD
Andrade, Ada - MN
Angle, Pamela - MD
Ardal, Sten - BA, MA
Ashbury, Fredrick D - BA, MA, PhD
Avila, Maria Laura - MD, PhD
Baigrie, Brian - BA, MA, PhD
Barnett Tapia, Carolina - DrMed
Basu, Sanjay - MD
Baumann, Andrea - BN, MN, PhD
Benchimol, Eric - MD
Berger, Ken - MD, JD
Bethell, Jennifer Margaret - PhD
Beyene, Joseph - BSc, MSc, PhD
Birken, Catherine - MSc, MD
Born, Karen - BA, MSc, PhD
Brandao, Leonardo - MD
Brar, Mantaj - BS, MS, MD
Brezden-Masley, Christine - MD, PhD
Brown, Hilary Kathryn - BA, MSc, PhD
Campbell, Wenonah - PhD
Chahal, Jaskarndip - BSc, MSc, MD
Chan, Brian Chun-Fai - BScPhm, MSc, PhD
Chan, Vincy - DPhil
Charach, Alice - MD
Chiu, Maria - BE, BA, MSc, PhD
Church, Peter - MD
Clarke, Hance - MSc, MD
Cram, Peter - BA, MBA, MD
Dale, Ann - PhD
Daneman, Nick - BA, MD
Darling, Liz - PhD
de Almeida, John - MD
Desveaux, Laura - PhD
Dhuey, Elizabeth Ann - BA, MEc, PhD
Di Ruggiero, Erica Marie Christine - BSc, MHSc, PhD
Dolatabadi, Elham - BScEE, MEng, PhD
Esensoy, Ali - PhD
Essue, Beverley - PhD
Evans, Gerald - MD
Evans, Jenna - PhD
Fam, Mark - MHSA
Fehlings, Darcy - MD
Feig, Denice - MD
Follett-Rowe, Margot - MS
Forman, Lisa - SJD
Furlan, Julio - MSc, DrMed, PhD
Furness, Colin - BSc, PhD
Gaines, Tommi - PhD
Gall, Carie - BA, BSc(OT)
Gaudette, Etienne - PhD
Gien, Lilian - BSc, MHPE, MD
Ginzburg, Amir - BSc, MD
Gob, Alan - MD
Goldman, Russell - MPH, MD
Gozdyra, Piotr - BA, MA
Greiver, Michelle - MD
Gruzd, Anatoliy - PhD
Guerguerian, Anne Marie - MD
Guerriere, Denise - PhD
Gupta, Vikas - MBBS
Haas, Barbara - BS, MD, PhD
Hayeems, Robin - DPH
Hoang-Kim, Amy - PhD
Holloway, Kelly J. - PhD
Howard, Andrew William - BA, MSc, MD, CPSO, LMCC
Jaakkimainen, Liisa - BSc, MSc, MD
Jacobson, Jenna - PhD
Jassal, Vanita - MD
Jerath, Angela - BSc, MBBS
Johnson, Sindhu - BMedSc, MD, PhD
Kantarevic, Jasmin - PhD
Karanicolas, Paul - BSc, DrMed, PhD
Kassardjian, Charles - DrMed
Kastner, Monika - BSc, MSc, PhD
Kiran, Tara - BSc, MPH, MD
Klein, David - MD
Ko, Dennis - MD
Koyle, Martin - DrMed
Kusurkar, Rashmi - PhD
Ladha, Karim - AB, MSc, MD
Lalloo, Chitra - PhD
Lapointe-Shaw, Lauren - MD, PhD
Lavergne, M. Ruth - PhD
Law, Susan - BSc, MHSc, PhD
Lebovic, Gerald - PhD
Leighl, Natasha - MD
Levy, Charissa - MHSc
Lim, Morgan - PhD
Liu, Ning - PhD
Llovet, Diego - PhD
Lo, Alexander - BSc, MD
Loblaw, Andrew - MD
Lok, Charmaine - MSc, MD
Look Hong, Nicole - BSc, MSc, MD
Luo, Zhong-Cheng - MMed, BM, PhD
Maguire, Jonathon - BSc, MSc, MSc, MD
Mahant, Sanjay - MD
Mandigo, Margaux - MSc
Martin, Danielle - BSc, DrMed
Martin, Taylor - MHSA
Mashford-Pringle, Angela - BS, MA, DPhil
McDonald, James Ted - PhD
McKellar, Kaileah - PhD
McMahon, Meghan - PhD
McNaughton, Nancy - BA, MEd, PhD
Mercuri, Mathew - PhD
Mishra, Sharmistha - BSc, MD
Mnyusiwalla, Latifa - MPH
Moffat, Malcolm - BS, BSc, MHSc
Moore Hepburn, Charlotte - MD
Moore, Lynn - MHSA
Moretti, Myla - PhD
Morita, Plinio Pelegrini - PhD
Mozessohn, Lee - MD
Muller, Matthew - MD
Murphy, Kellie - MD
Narayanan, Unni - MSc, MD
Nelson, Kate - MD
O'Brien, Kelly - BSc(PT), BS, PhD
Papadakos, Janet - BA, MEd, PhD
Paprica, Alison - DSc
Paterson, Michael - MS
Peckham, Stephen - BSc
Penner, Melanie - MD
Perreira, Tyrone - BPHE, MEd, PhD
Perruccio, Anthony - BSc, MHSc, PhD
Persaud, Navindra - BSc, BA, MSc, MD
Pham, Quynh - PhD
Pinkney, Sonia - MHSc
Pinto, Ruxandra - PhD
Puchalski-Ritchie, Lisa - MA, MD
Rac, Valeria - MD, PhD
Ravi, Bheeshma - BS, MD, PhD
Rayner, Jennifer - PhD
Reichman, Nancy Ellen - BA, MBA, PhD
Ringash, Jolie - MSc, MD
Roifman, Idan - DrMed
Roth, Daniel - BSc, MSc, MD
Rowland, Paula - BS, BS
Roza da Costa, Bruno Cezar - PhD
Rudoler, David - BA, MA, PhD
Saposnik, Gustavo - MSc, MD
Saunders, Natasha - MPH, MS, MD
Schneeweiss, Sebastian - MD
Schwartz, Jeremy - MD
Seeman, Neil - BA, MPH, JD
Shaw, James - BHK, MSc(PT), PhD
Sheehan, Kathleen - BS, MSc, DPhil
Sherifali, Diana - PhD
Silver, Michelle - BA, BS, MA, PhD
Smith, Tina - BSc, MHSc
Snider, Carolyn - BSc, BComm, MPH, MD
Soklaridis, Sophie - BSc, MSS, PhD
Spalding, Karen - MSc, PhD
Sridharan, Sanjeev - BTech, MS, PhD
Ssinabulya, Isaac - MMed
Stanbrook, Matthew - MSc, MD
Steele-Gray, Carolyn - BS, MA, PhD
Steiner, Robert - BA, MBA
Steinhart, Hillary - MD
Stephenson, Anne - MD
Stuart, Neil - BA, MSW, PhD
Sunderji, Nadiya - BA, MD
Sussman, Jonathan - MB, DrMed
Tan, Darrell - BSc, MD, PhD
Teare, Gary - MSc, DrMedVet, PhD
Tepper, Joshua - BA, MPH, DrMed
Toulany, Alene - MD
Touma, Zahi - BSc, MD, PhD
Udell, Jacob - BSc, MPH, MD
Vanstone, Meredith - PhD
Verma, Amol A. - MPH, MD
Versloot, Judith - PhD
Wald, Ron - MPH, MDCM
Walker, Neil - BBA, MHSc
Wegier, Pete - MSc, PhD
Widdifield, Jessica - BSc, PhD
Windrim, Rory - MB
Witiw, Christopher - BS, BS, MS, MD
Wolfstadt, Jesse - BS, MS, MD
Wong, Brian - MD
Wong, Karen - BSc, MSc, MD
Wong, Rebecca - MBChB
Yeh, Ann - MD
Zaheer, Juveria - AB, MSc, DrMed
Zappitelli, Michele - MSc, MD
Zarb, Julia - PhD
Zhang, Cynthia - BS, MHSc
Zubairi, Mohammad Samad Yaseen - MD

HPME: Health Policy, Management and Evaluation MSc

Master of Science

Program Description

The HPME graduate program offers the following concentrations leading to the MSc degree:

  • Clinical Epidemiology and Health Care Research;

  • Health Services Research;

  • Quality Improvement and Patient Safety; and

  • System Leadership and Innovation.

The MSc program can be taken on a full-time or part-time basis.

 

Concentration: Clinical Epidemiology and Health Care Research

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy IHPME's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • Applicants require an overall B+ average or higher in the last two years of an appropriate bachelor's degree from a recognized university. For applicants to this concentration, a degree in a health profession (e.g., MD, BScN, BScOT, BScPT, DDM, MScN) from a recognized university with a B+ average in the final two years is required.

Program Requirements

Two options are available:

  • Thesis option comprising 3.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) and a thesis.

  • Coursework-only option comprising 5.0 FCEs, including completion of at least one research practicum.

Students may elect to take up to 0.5 FCE on a Credit/No Credit basis. See the list of Credit/No Credit-eligible courses below.

Thesis MSc
  • Completion of 3.0 FCEs as follows:

    • ​​​1.5 FCEs required: HAD5301H, HAD5307H, and one of HAD5303H, HAD5304H, HAD5306H, or HAD5309H

    • 1.5 FCEs in electives.

  • A thesis written under the supervision of a thesis committee (supervisor and at least one, and preferably two, additional graduate faculty members) and its defence before an examination committee.

Coursework-Only MSc
  • Completion of 5.0 FCEs as follows:

    • ​​2.0 FCEs required: HAD5301H, HAD5307H, HAD6360H, and one of HAD5303H, HAD5304H, or HAD5309H

    • 3.0 FCEs in electives.

Program Length

3 sessions full-time (typical registration sequence: F/W/S);
6 sessions part-time

Time Limit

3 years full-time;
6 years part-time

 

Concentration: Health Services Research

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy IHPME's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • Applicants require an overall B+ average or higher in the last two years of an appropriate bachelor's degree from a recognized university. For applicants to Clinical Epidemiology and Health Care Research, a degree in a health profession (e.g., MD, BScN, BScOT, BScPT, DDM, MScN) from a recognized university with a B+ average in the final two years is required.

Program Requirements

Two options are available:

  • Thesis option comprising 3.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) and a thesis.

  • Coursework-only option comprising 5.0 FCEs.

Students may elect to take up to 0.5 FCE on a Credit/No Credit basis. See the list of Credit/No Credit-eligible courses below.

Thesis MSc
  • Completion of 3.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) as follows:

    • 1.0 FCE in research methodology courses

    • 1.0 FCE in health services research courses:

      • HAD5011H Canada's Health Care System and Health Policy

      • 0.5 FCE from other health services research courses

    • 1.0 FCE in electives.

  • A thesis written under the supervision of a thesis committee and its defence before an examination committee.

Coursework-Only MSc
  • Completion of 5.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) as follows:

    • 1.0 FCE in health services research courses, normally HAD5011H, HAD5022H, HAD5727H, HAD5756H, and HAD5773H

    • 1.0 FCE in research methodology courses, normally HSR1001H, HAD5765H, HAD5772H, HAD5740H, HAD5742H, HAD5744H, HAD5746H, HAD5779H, and HAD5781H

    • 3.0 FCEs in electives from HAD5726H, HAD5728H, HAD5730H, HAD5737H, HAD5738H, HAD5743H, HAD5744H, HAD5760H, HAD5763H, HAD5771H, HAD5778H, HAD5780H, and HAD6750H.

Program Length

3 sessions full-time (typical registration sequence: F/W/S);
6 sessions part-time

Time Limit

3 years full-time;
6 years part-time

 

Students in the thesis option of the Health Services Research concentration have the option to complete an emphasis by completing 2.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) in a given area. The emphasis requirements will also count toward their 3.0 FCE concentration requirements.

Students in the Vector pathway within the Health Services Research concentration must complete the emphasis in Health Systems Artificial Intelligence and complete their remaining 1.0 FCE concentration requirements by taking HAD5011H and HAD5772H.

Emphasis: Health Economics

Students must complete 2.0 FCEs as follows:

  • HAD5730H Economic Evaluation Methods for Health Service Research.

  • HAD5744H Applied Health Econometrics I.

  • HAD5746H Applied Health Econometrics II.

  • HAD5760H Advanced Health Economics and Policy Analysis.

Emphasis: Health Informatics Research

Students must complete 2.0 FCEs as follows:

  • HAD5726H Evaluation and Research Design in Health Informatics.

  • Three courses (1.5 FCEs) from the course listing for the Health Services Research concentration, Master of Health Informatics program, or other relevant graduate courses as approved by the Graduate Coordinator.

Emphasis: Health Policy

Students must complete 2.0 FCEs as follows:

  • CHL5300H Public Health Policy.

  • HAD5778H Comparative Health Systems and Policy.

  • 1.0 FCE from the following list:

    • CHL5308H Tools and Approaches for Public Health Policy Analysis and Evaluation

    • HAD5022H Politics, Policy, Public Health, and Health Technology

    • HAD5765H Case Studies in Health Policy

    • Other health policy research course as appropriate, for example:

      • CHL5523H Indigenous Health and Social Policy

      • CHL5702H History of International Health​ or

      • CHL5704H International Human Rights Law and Global Health: The Right to Health in Theory and Practice.

Emphasis: Health Services Organization and Management Studies

Students must complete 2.0 FCEs as follows:

  • HAD5773H Introduction to Theories of Organizational Behaviour and Applications to the Health Care Sector.

  • 1.5 FCEs from the following list:

    • HAD5727H Knowledge Transfer and Exchange

    • HAD5737H Tools for Implementation of Best Evidence

    • HAD5740H Intermediate Level Qualitative Research for Health Services and Policy Research

    • HAD5742H Mixed Methods for Health Services Research

    • HAD5744H Applied Health Econometrics I

    • HSR1001H Introduction to Qualitative Methods for Health Services and Policy Research.

Emphasis: Health Services Outcomes and Evaluation

Students must complete 2.0 FCEs as follows:

  • HAD5720H Evaluation I

  • 0.5 FCE from the following list:

    • HAD5743H Evaluation II

    • HAD5763H Advanced Methods in Health Services Research

  • 0.5 FCE from the following list:

    • CHL5202H Biostatistics II

    • HAD5316H Biostatistics II: Advanced Techniques in Applied Regression Methods

    • HAD5772H Intermediate Statistics for Health Services Researchers

  • 0.5 elective FCE from the course listing for the Health Services Research concentration.

Emphasis: Health Systems Artificial Intelligence

  • Students must complete 2.0 FCEs as follows:

    • CHL3020H Ethics and AI in Health

    • CHL5230H Applied Machine Learning for Health Data (research methods course)

    • MHI2002H Emergent Topics in Heath Informatics

    • 0.5 FCE from the course listing for the Health Services Research concentration or the Master of Health Informatics program. Recommended: HAD5726H Evaluation and Research Design in Health Informatics.

Emphasis: Health Technology Assessment

Students must complete 2.0 FCEs as follows:

  • HAD5301H Introduction to Clinical Epidemiology and Health Care Research.

  • HAD5307H Introduction to Applied Biostatistics.

  • 0.5 FCE from the course listing for the Health Services Research concentration.

  • 0.5 FCE from the following list:

    • HAD5730H Economic Evaluation Methods for Health Service Research

    • HAD5771H Resource Allocation Ethics

    • HAD5779H Evidence Synthesis for Health Services, Systems, and Policy Research.

 

Concentration: Quality Improvement and Patient Safety

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy IHPME's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • Applicants require an overall B+ average or higher in the last two years of an appropriate bachelor's degree from a recognized university.

Program Requirements

Two options are available:

  1. Thesis option comprising 3.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) and a thesis.

  2. Coursework-only option comprising 5.0 FCEs, including completion of at least one research practicum.

Students may elect to take up to 0.5 FCE on a Credit/No Credit basis. See the list of Credit/No Credit-eligible courses below.

Thesis MSc
  • Completion of 3.0 FCEs as follows:

    • 2.5 FCEs required: HAD3010H, HAD3020H, HAD3041Y0, HAD3050H

    • 0.5 FCE in electives.

  • A thesis written under the supervision of a thesis committee (comprising the supervisor and at least one additional graduate faculty member, preferably two) and its defence before an examination committee.

Coursework-Only MSc
  • Completion of 5.0 FCEs as follows:

    • ​​3.0 required FCEs (HAD3010H, HAD3020H, HAD3030H, HAD3050H, HAD3060H, HAD3070H)

    • 1.0 required FCE in a research project practicum (HAD3040Y)

    • 1.0 FCE in electives.

Program Length

3 sessions full-time (typical registration sequence: F/W/S) (see amendment made on October 15, 2021)

Time Limit

3 years full-time

0 Course that may continue over a program. The course is graded when completed.

 

​Concentration: System Leadership and Innovation

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy IHPME's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • Applicants require an overall B+ average or higher in the last two years of an appropriate bachelor's degree from a recognized university.

  • Applicants must have health-care experience and demonstrate aptitude for innovation and health systems.

  • Preference will be given to medical trainees in a Canadian Faculty of Medicine or to early-career physicians. Undergraduate medical trainees who are accepted must register part-time; post-graduate medical education trainees who are accepted may register full-time or part-time.

Program Requirements

The concentration in System Leadership and Innovation consists of coursework only. Students begin this concentration in the Summer session.

  • ​​Completion of 5.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) as follows:

    • ​​​​2.0 required FCEs (HAD2001H; HAD2002H or HAD2012H; HAD2003H or HAD2013H; HAD2004H or HAD2007H)

    • 1.0 required practicum FCE (HAD2010H and HAD2020H or HAD2040Y)

    • 2.0 elective FCEs, of which a maximum 1.0 FCE can be a practicum; please consult with the department about electives

    • Students may elect to take up to 0.5 FCE on a Credit/No Credit basis. See the list of Credit/No Credit-eligible courses.

​Program Length

3 sessions full-time (typical registration sequence: S/F/W);
7 sessions part-time

Time Limit

3 years full-time;
6 years part-time

HPME: Health Policy, Management and Evaluation PhD

​Doctor of Philosophy​

Program Description

The HPME graduate program offers three concentrations leading to the PhD degree: 1) Clinical Epidemiology and Health Care Research; 2) Health Professions Education Research; and 3) Health Services Research.

Applicants may enter the PhD program via one of three routes: 1) following completion of an MA or MSc degree; 2) transfer from the University of Toronto MSc/PhD transfer program; 3) direct entry following completion of a health professional (MD) degree.

The PhD program can be taken on a full-time or flexible-time basis. Some applicants may be admitted to a flexible-time PhD option with the approval of the Graduate Chair. The flexible-time PhD option benefits mature students with career and/or familial obligations.

 

PhD Program

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the IHPME's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • A master's degree (MA or MSc) requiring a thesis with a B+ average or higher.

  • Applicants to the Clinical Epidemiology and Health Care Research concentration must have a degree in a health profession (e.g., MD, BScN, BScOT, BScPT, DDM, MScN, or equivalent).

  • Satisfactory references pertaining to the applicant's academic and research abilities.

  • Outstanding students with a non-thesis master's degree may be admitted to the PhD upon the recommendation of the appropriate IHPME committee, if the applicant has the appropriate background preparation and research experience or publications which can be considered equivalent to a master's thesis. Students with a non-thesis master's degree and little or no research experience may be admitted to the MSc program and may petition to transfer into the PhD program within 24 months of first registration. Transfer is contingent upon successful completion of master's coursework and preparation and defence of a PhD thesis proposal.

  • Some applicants may be admitted to a flexible-time PhD option with the approval of the Graduate Chair. The flexible-time PhD option benefits mature students with career and/or familial obligations.

Program Requirements

  • Completion of a comprehensive course.

  • Completion of 5.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) from the PhD courses listed below.

  • Students enrolled in the Clinical Epidemiology and Health Care Research concentration must select 2.0 FCEs compulsory courses and 2.0 recommended FCEs from the Clinical Epidemiology and Health Care Research courses listed below.

  • Students enrolled in the Health Professions Education Research concentration must select 2.5 FCEs compulsory courses from the Health Professions Research courses listed below.

  • Students may elect to take up to 0.5 FCE on a Credit/No Credit basis. See the list of Credit/No Credit-eligible courses below.

  • Writing of a PhD thesis under the supervision of an approved thesis committee (supervisor plus at least two additional graduate faculty members).

  • Oral defence of the thesis before an examination committee.

Program Length

4 years full-time; 5 years transfer-from-master’s; 5 years direct-entry

Time Limit

6 years full-time; 7 years transfer-from-master’s; 7 years direct-entry

 

Concentration: Health Services Research

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the IHPME's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • A master's degree (MA or MSc) requiring a thesis with a B+ average or higher.

  • Satisfactory references pertaining to the applicant's academic and research abilities.

  • Outstanding students with a non-thesis master's degree may be admitted to the PhD upon the recommendation of the appropriate IHPME committee, if the applicant has the appropriate background preparation and research experience or publications which can be considered equivalent to a master's thesis. Students with a non-thesis master's degree and little or no research experience may be admitted to the MSc program and may petition to transfer into the PhD program within 24 months of first registration. Transfer is contingent upon successful completion of master's coursework and preparation and defence of a PhD thesis proposal.

  • Some applicants may be admitted to a flexible-time PhD option with the approval of the Graduate Chair. This option benefits mature students with career and/or familial obligations.

Program Requirements

  • Students must select one of six emphases, and complete the required emphasis courses listed below.

  • Completion of 5.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) including:

    • A comprehensive course (0.5 FCE) specified as part of the requirements for each emphasis below.

    • 2.0 FCEs as follows: HAD5011H, HAD5772H (or equivalent if specified in the selected emphasis), HAD6760H, and HAD6770H.

  • Writing of a PhD thesis under the supervision of an approved thesis committee (supervisor plus at least two additional graduate faculty members).

  • Final Oral Examination of the thesis before an examination committee.

Program Length

4 years full-time; 5 years transfer-from-master’s; 5 years direct-entry

Time Limit

6 years full-time; 7 years transfer-from-master’s; 7 years direct-entry

 

Students enrolled in the Health Services Research Concentration of the PhD Program must pursue one of six emphases, described below, and complete six courses (3.0 full-course equivalents [FCEs]) related to their declared emphasis.

Emphasis: Health Economics

Students must complete 3.0 FCEs as follows:

  • HAD5730H Economic Evaluation Methods for Health Service Research.

  • HAD5744H Applied Health Econometrics I.

  • HAD5746H Applied Health Econometrics II.

  • HAD5760H Advanced Health Economics and Policy Analysis.

  • HAD6750H Advanced Health Economics and Policy Analysis II.

  • 0.5 FCE from the course listing for the Health Services Research concentration.

Emphasis: Health Informatics Research

Students must complete 3.0 FCEs as follows:

  • HAD5726H Evaluation and Research Design in Health Informatics.

  • HAD5747H Cognitive, Social, and Information Science Theory in Health Informatics Research.

  • HAD6764H Health Informatics Research Comprehensive Course.

  • Three courses (1.5 FCEs) from the course listing for the Health Services Research concentration, Master of Health Informatics program, or other relevant graduate courses as approved by the Graduate Coordinator.

Emphasis: Health Policy

Students must complete 3.0 FCEs as follows:

  • CHL5300H Public Health Policy (students may elect to take this course on a Credit/No Credit basis).

  • HAD5778H Comparative Health Systems and Policy.

  • HAD6763H Health Policy Comprehensive Course.

  • 0.5 FCE from the following list:

    • CHL5308H Tools and Approaches for Public Health Policy Analysis and Evaluation.

    • HAD5022H Politics, Policy, Public Health, and Health Technology.

    • HAD5765H Case Studies in Health Policy.

    • Other course as appropriate, for example:

      • CHL5523H Indigenous Health and Social Policy.

      • CHL5702H History of International Health.

      • CHL5704H International Human Rights Law and Global Health: The Right to Health in Theory and Practice.

  • 0.5 FCE from the following list:

    • HAD5742H Mixed Methods for Health Services Research.

    • HAD5781H Case Study Research for Health Services, Systems, and Policy.

    • HSR1001H Introduction to Qualitative Methods for Health Services and Policy Research.

    • Other courses from the course listing for the Health Services Research concentration in the area of policy-relevant methods.

  • 0.5 FCE from the course listing for the Health Services Research concentration, or other HPME concentrations as approved by the HPME graduate coordinator.

Emphasis: Health Services Organization and Management Studies

Students must complete 3.0 FCEs as follows:

  • HAD5742H Mixed Methods for Health Services Research.

  • HAD5750H Seminar in Organizational Behaviour.

  • HAD5773H Introduction to Theories of Organizational Behaviour and Applications to the Health Care Sector.

  • HAD6762H Health Services Organization and Management Comprehensive Course.

  • HSR1001H Introduction to Qualitative Methods for Health Services and Policy Research.

  • One course (0.5 FCE) from the course listing for the Health Services Research concentration.

Emphasis: Health Services Outcomes and Evaluation

Students must complete 3.0 FCEs as follows:

  • HAD5743H Evaluation II.

  • HAD6761H Health Services Outcomes and Evaluation Comprehensive Course.

  • HSR1001H Introduction to Qualitative Methods for Health Services and Policy Research.

  • Two courses (1.0 FCE) from the following list:

    • HAD5720H Evaluation I.

    • HAD5728H Performance Measurement in Health Care: Theory and Application.

    • HAD5730H Economic Evaluation Methods for Health Service Research.

    • HAD5740H Intermediate Level Qualitative Methods for Health Services and Policy Research.

    • HAD5742H Mixed Methods for Health Services Research.

    • HAD5763H Advanced Methods in Health Services Research.

    • HAD5779H Evidence Synthesis for Health Services, Systems, and Policy Research.

    • HAD5781H Case Study Research for Health Services, Systems and Policy.

  • One course (0.5 FCE), generally an advanced methods course, from the course listing for the Health Services Research concentration.

PhD students in the Health Services Research concentration who are pursuing the emphasis in Health Services Outcomes and Evaluation may fulfil the concentration requirements by replacing HAD5772H Intermediate Statistics for Health Services Researchers with CHL5202H Biostatistics II or HAD5316H Biostatistics II: Advanced Techniques in Applied Regression Methods.

Emphasis: Health Technology Assessment

Students must complete 3.0 FCEs as follows:

  • HAD5301H Introduction to Clinical Epidemiology and Health Care Research.

  • HAD6765H Health Technology Assessment Comprehensive Course (Credit/No Credit).

  • Three courses (1.5 FCEs) from the course listing for the Health Services Research concentration.

  • One course (0.5 FCE) from the following list:

    • HAD5730H Economic Evaluation Methods for Health Service Research

    • HAD5771H Resource Allocation Ethics

    • HAD5779H Evidence Synthesis for Health Services, Systems and Policy Research.

 

PhD Program (Flexible-Time)

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the IHPME's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • A master's degree (MA or MSc) requiring a thesis with a B+ average or higher.

  • Applicants to the Clinical Epidemiology and Health Care Research concentration must have a degree in a health profession (e.g., MD, BScN, BScOT, BScPT, DDM, MScN, or equivalent).

  • Satisfactory references pertaining to the applicant's academic and research abilities.

  • Outstanding students with a non-thesis master's degree may be admitted to the PhD upon the recommendation of the appropriate IHPME committee, if the applicant has the appropriate background preparation and research experience or publications which can be considered equivalent to a master's thesis. Students with a non-thesis master's degree and little or no research experience may be admitted to the MSc program and may petition to transfer into the PhD program within 24 months of first registration. Transfer is contingent upon successful completion of master's coursework and preparation and defence of a PhD thesis proposal.

Program Requirements

  • With the approval of the Graduate Chair, some applicants may be admitted to a flexible-time PhD program. This program will benefit students with career obligations. The degree requirements for the flexible-time PhD program are identical to those listed above for the full-time PhD program.

  • Students must register full-time for the first four years of their program (Fall, Spring, Summer sessions); thereafter, they may register part-time.

  • Completion of a comprehensive course.

  • Completion of 5.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) from the PhD courses listed below.

  • Students enrolled in the Clinical Epidemiology and Health Care Research concentration must select 2.0 FCEs compulsory courses and 2.0 recommended FCEs from the Clinical Epidemiology and Health Care Research courses listed below.

  • Students enrolled in the Health Professions Education Research concentration must select 2.5 FCEs compulsory courses from the Health Professions Research courses listed below.

  • Students may elect to take up to 0.5 FCE on a Credit/No Credit basis. See the list of Credit/No Credit-eligible courses below.

  • Writing of a PhD thesis under the supervision of an approved thesis committee (supervisor plus at least two additional graduate faculty members).

  • Oral defence of the thesis before an examination committee.

Program Length

6 years

Time Limit

8 years

HPME: Health Policy, Management and Evaluation MSc, PhD Courses

Students in the Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy programs may elect to be assessed on a Credit/No Credit basis in courses marked by the symbol up to a total of 0.5 FCE.

Concentration: Clinical Epidemiology and Health Care Research

Compulsory Courses

HAD5301H
Introduction to Clinical Epidemiology and Health Care Research
HAD5307H
Introduction to Applied Biostatistics
HAD5311H0
Comprehensive/Synthesis (one year)
HAD5316H
Biostatistics II: Advanced Techniques in Applied Regression Methods

0 Course that may continue over a program. The course is graded when completed.

Recommended Courses

HAD5302H
Measurement in Clinical Research
HAD5303H
Controlled Clinical Trials
HAD5304H
Clinical Decision Making and Cost Effectiveness
HAD5305H
Evidence-Based Guidelines
HAD5306H
Introduction to Health Services Research and the Use of Health Administrative Data
HAD5308H
Evidence Synthesis: Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis
HAD5309H
Observational Studies: Theory, Design, and Methods
HAD5310H
Pragmatic Issues in Conduct of Controlled Trials
HAD5730H
Economic Evaluation Methods for Health Service Research
HAD5760H
Advanced Health Economics and Policy Analysis

Elective Courses

HAD5312H
Decision Modelling for Clinical Policy and Economic Evaluation
HAD5313H
Advanced Design and Analysis Issues in Clinical Trials
HAD5314H
Applied Bayesian Methods in Clinical Epidemiology and Health Care Research
HAD5315H
Advanced Topics in Measurement
HAD5316H
Biostatistics II: Advanced Techniques in Applied Regression Methods
(prerequisite: HAD5307H or CHL5201H)
HAD6360H0
Required Research Practicum in Clinical Epidemiology (Credit/No Credit)
HAD6361H0
Optional Research Practicum in Clinical Epidemiology (Credit/No Credit)
HAD7002H
Reading Course

Other IHPME courses or extra-departmental courses may be considered as elective courses and are subject to approval of the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation.

0 Course that may continue over a program. The course is graded when completed.

Concentration: Health Professions Education Research (HPER)

Required Courses

HAD5011H
Canada's Health Care System and Health Policy (Doctoral Stream)
HAD6500H Essential Skills in HPER
HAD6501H
Introduction to Methods/Methodologies for HPER
HAD6502H or
HAD6503H
Survey of Critical and Interpretive Social Science Theory for HPER or
Survey of Cognitive, Behavioural, and Epidemiological Sciences Theory
HAD6504H or
HAD6505H
Intermediate Critical and Interpretive Social Science Methods or
Intermediate Cognitive, Behavioural, and Epidemiological Sciences Methods
HAD6560H
Health Professions Education Research (HPER) Comprehensive Exam

Elective Courses

All Health Services Research courses and Clinical Epidemiology and Health Care Research courses or extradepartmental courses may be considered as elective courses and are subject to approval of the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation.

Concentration: Health Services Research

HAD5011H
Canada's Health Care System and Health Policy (Doctoral Stream)
HAD5012H Patient and Caregiver Engagement in Research
HAD5022H Politics, Policy, Public Health, and Health Technology
HAD5726H
Evaluation and Research Design in Health Informatics
HAD5727H
Knowledge Transfer and Exchange
HAD5728H
Performance Measurement in Health Care: Theory and Application
HAD5730H
Economic Evaluation Methods for Health Service Research
HAD5737H
Tools for Implementation of Best Evidence
HAD5738H
Advanced Methods in Economic Evaluation
HAD5740H
Intermediate-Level Qualitative Research for Health Services and Policy Research
HAD5742H
Mixed Methods for Health Services Research
HAD5743H
Evaluation II
HAD5744H
Applied Health Econometrics I
HAD5745H
Where Health Economics Hits the Road: Practical Applications of Economics to Real Health Care Problems
HAD5746H Applied Health Econometrics II
HAD5747H Cognitive, Social, and Information Science Theory in Health Informatics Research
HAD5748H Introduction to Survey Design and Psychometrics
(prerequisite: HAD5772H or equivalent)
HAD5749H Knowledge to Action: Disseminating and Implementing Evidence into Practice
HAD5750H Seminar in Organizational Behaviour
HAD5755Y
Health Economics Graduate Seminar Series (Credit/No Credit)
HAD5760H
Advanced Health Economics and Policy Analysis
HAD5763H
Advanced Methods in Health Services Research
HAD5771H
Resource Allocation Ethics
HAD5772H
Intermediate Statistics for Health Services Researchers
HAD5773H
Introduction to Theories of Organizational Behaviour and Applications to the Health Care Sector
HAD5774H Comparative Health Care Systems
HAD5777H Leading and Managing Change: Building Adaptive Capacity
HAD5778H Comparative Health Systems and Policy
HAD5779H Evidence Synthesis for Health Services, Systems and Policy Research
HAD5780H
Program Planning and Evaluation for Health Services and Policy Research
HAD5781H Case Study Research for Health Services, Systems and Policy
HAD6506H Assessment in Health Professions Education
HAD6750H
Advanced Health Economics and Policy Analysis II
HAD6760H
Introduction to Health Services Research Theory and Methods
HAD6761H
Health Services Outcomes and Evaluation Comprehensive Course
HAD6762H
Health Services Organization and Management Comprehensive Course
HAD6763H
Health Policy Comprehensive Course
HAD6764H
Health Informatics Research Comprehensive Course
HAD6765H Health Technology Assessment Comprehensive Course (Credit/No Credit)
HAD6770H
Applying Health Services Research Methods
(prerequisite: HAD6760H)
HAD7001H
Reading Course
JNH5001H
Health Care Settings, Site, and Human Well Being
JNH5003H
Home and Community Care Knowledge Translation

Concentration: Quality Improvement and Patient Safety

Required Courses

HAD3010H
Fundamentals of Improvement Science
HAD3020H Quality Improvement Methods
HAD3025H Teaching QI and Patient Safety
(prerequisites: HAD3010H, HAD3020H, HAD3040Y+)
HAD3030H Concepts and Strategies in Patient Safety
HAD3040Y+ Project Practicum
HAD3041Y0 Design and Methods for Thesis Research
HAD3050H Leading and Managing Change
HAD3060H Quality Improvement in Health Systems
HAD3070H Health Law and Risk Management for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety

Practicum Course

HAD3080H External Practicum

Elective Courses

HAD3090H The Application of Lean in Healthcare
HAD4000H Reading Course — QIPS

+ Extended course. For academic reasons, coursework is extended into session following academic session in which course is offered.

0 Course that may continue over a program. The course is graded when completed.

Concentration: System Leadership and Innovation

Required Courses

HAD2001H
Strategic Vision and Planning for Health System Change
HAD2002H
Research Methods for Evaluating Health System Innovation
HAD2003H
Leading and Responding to Health Policy and System Change
HAD2004H
Leadership, Motivation, and Partnering

Practicum Courses

HAD2010H Health Systems Leadership Practicum (Individual) (Credit/No Credit)
HAD2011H0 Individual Practicum — Quality Improvement
HAD2020H Health Systems Consulting Practicum (Team) (Credit/No Credit)

Elective Courses

HAD2005H Quality Improvement Skills for Healthcare Leaders
HAD2006H Accelerating Innovations in Medical Education
HAD2007H Leading Health Systems innovation and Transformation
(prerequisite: HAD2004H)
HAD2008H Human Factors, Strategy, and Innovation Leadership
(prerequisite: HAD2004H)
HAD2012H Learning Health Systems: Research Tools, Approaches, and Lessons
HAD2013H Fundamentals of Health Economics and Policy
HAD2030H Health Systems Innovation Capstone (Credit/No Credit)
(prerequisites: HAD2001H, HAD2002H, HAD2003H, HAD2004H, HAD2005H, HAD2010H, HAD2020H)
HAD2040Y0 Systems Innovation and Leadership Project Course (Credit/No Credit)
(prerequisites: HAD2001H, HAD2003H, and HAD2004H)

Cross-Listed Courses

These courses are limited to certain program students in Health Policy, Management and Evaluation. Please check the IHPME website.

CHL5300H Public Health Policy
HSR1001H
Introduction to Qualitative Methods for Health Services and Policy Research
HSR1002H
Health Services Research Seminar (Credit/No Credit)
JCV3060H
Advanced Topics in Cardiovascular Sciences — Molecular Biology and Heart Signal Transduction
JCV3061H
Advanced Topics in Cardiovascular Sciences — Hormones
JCV3062H
Advanced Topics in Cardiovascular Sciences — Heart Function
JCV3063H
Advanced Topics in Cardiovascular Sciences — Vascular

0 Course that may continue over a program. The course is graded when completed.

HPME: Health Administration MHSc

Master of Health Science

Program Description

The MHSc program is geared to health managers and professionals who wish to acquire a graduate education in health administration. The program's modular format allows learners to complete the degree without interrupting their careers.

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy IHPME's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • Normally, the equivalent of a University of Toronto B+ average or higher in each of the last two years of an appropriate bachelor's degree from a recognized university. Applicants are strongly advised to have some prior preparation in quantitative courses such as statistics, accounting, and economics.

  • Full-time, relevant work experience.

Program Requirements

  • Completion of 10.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) as follows:

    • 9.0 FCEs are required subjects, which include a minimum of 1.0 FCE in a field placement.

    • The remaining 1.0 FCE are elective courses.

    • Students may elect to take up to 0.5 FCE on a Credit/No Credit basis. See the list of Credit/No Credit-eligible courses below.

Program Length

5 sessions full-time (typical registration sequence: F/W/S/F/W)

Time Limit

3 years full-time

HPME: Health Administration MHSc Courses

Students in the Master of Health Science program may elect to be assessed on a Credit/No Credit basis in courses marked by the symbol ⌘ up to a total of 0.5 FCE.

Required Courses

All courses are offered in modular format unless marked otherwise.

HAD5010H
Canada's Health System and Health Policy: Part I
HAD5020H
Canada's Health System and Health Policy: Part II
HAD5711H
Theory and Practice of Strategic Planning and Management in Health Services Organization
HAD5713H
Introduction to Health Information Systems
HAD5721H
Strategic Management of Quality and Organizational Behaviour in Health Services Organizations
HAD5723H
Health Services Accounting
HAD5724H
Quantitative Methods for Health Services Management and Policy
HAD5725H
Health Economics
HAD5731H
Translating Leadership Into Practice
HAD5733H
Health Services Finance
HAD5741H
Health Law and Ethics
HAD5761H
Introduction to eHealth: Informatics, Innovations, and Information Systems
HAD5767H
Health Services Marketing
HAD5769H
Human Resources Management in the Health Field
HAD5770H
Program Planning and Evaluation
HAD5800H The Fundamentals of Health Services Leadership (Credit/No Credit)
(prerequisites: all courses in Blocks 1 to 3, plus HAD5725H, HAD5741H, and HAD5769H)
HAD6010Y+
Health Care Leadership Practicum (Credit/No Credit)
HAD6011H+
Health Care Leadership Practicum Extension (Credit/No Credit)

+ Extended course. For academic reasons, coursework is extended into session following academic session in which course is offered.

Elective Courses

Non-modular electives may be taken subject to program approval.

HAD5736H
Operations Research Tools for Quantitative Health Care Decision Making
HAD5765H
Case Studies in Health Policy
HAD5775H
Competition, Cooperation, and Strategy in Health Care

HPME: Health Informatics MHI

Master of Health Informatics

Program Description

The Master of Health Informatics (MHI) is a professional program which provides graduates with expertise in clinical information and communication technologies (ICTs) required to lead organizational and health system change. The MHI degree program prepares health informaticians to bridge the gaps between clinicians and ICT specialists.

There are two options available to complete the MHI:

  • Regular MHI option: This is designed for individuals who are not currently in a health informatics profession and are seeking a career in the field. Applicants to this option should not be employed full-time.

  • Executive MHI option: This is designed for individuals who are currently employed in the health informatics profession and are interested in pursuing leadership positions and other career development. Applicants to this option must be employed in the health informatics sector and have an executive sponsor at their place of employment.

 

Regular MHI Option

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy IHPME's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • Appropriate bachelor's degree from a recognized university. Eligible undergraduate degrees include those in a health sciences or social sciences specialty, Regulated Health Professions in Ontario, or a computer science or information science specialty with the equivalent of a minimum mid-B average in the last academic year.

  • Applicants whose primary language is not English and who graduated from a university where the language of instruction and examination was not English must demonstrate proficiency in English. See General Regulations section 4.3 for requirements.

  • Successful applicants normally have relevant professional experience as a health services professional (e.g., manager or administrator) or health sciences/ clinical practitioner with demonstrated basic literacy and/or programming skills in computer applications relevant to the health sector, or a computer or information technician within a health-care setting or health software vendor.

Program Requirements

  • Completion of 10.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) as follows:

    • Required coursework (7.5 FCEs)

    • Elective coursework (0.5 FCE)

    • Students may elect to take up to 0.5 FCE on a Credit/No Credit basis. See the list of Credit/No Credit-eligible courses below.

    • A four-month, full-time practicum or field placement (MHI2005Y; 2.0 FCEs).

  • Degree requirements will be completed in 16 months across four consecutive sessions.

Students may elect to be assessed on a Credit/No Credit basis in courses marked by the symbol up to a total of 0.5 FCE.

Required Courses for the Regular MHI Option

HAD5010H
Canada's Health System and Health Policy: Part I
MHI1001H
Information and Communication Technology in Health Informatics
MHI1002H
Complexity of Clinical Care
MHI2001H
Fundamentals of Health Informatics
MHI2002H
Emergent Topics in Health Informatics
MHI2003H
Emerging Applications in Consumer, Public, and Global Health Informatics
MHI2004H
Human Factors and Systems Design in Health Care
MHI2006H
Advanced Topics in Health Informatics (Strategic Frameworks for Solution Architecture)
MHI2007H
Quantitative Skills in Health Informatics
MHI2008H
Project Management for Health Informatics
MHI2009H
Evaluation Methods for Health Informatics
MHI2011H
Performance Measurements in Health Care: Theory and Application
MHI2017H Systems Analysis and Process Innovation in Healthcare
MHI2018H Knowledge Management and Systems
MHI2019H Health Information Systems, Services, and Design

Practicum Course

MHI2005Y
Practicum Placement

Elective Courses

Students are encouraged to select an elective that allows them to focus on their individual areas of interest in health informatics. For this reason, the MHI program does not impose a selection of electives. Students are free to choose from all graduate courses across all disciplines at the University of Toronto. All selections are subject to approval in advance by the Program Director and the IHPME Chair.

MHI2010H
Extended Health Informatics Practicum
MHI2012H Introduction to Big Data for Health: Foundations and Methodologies
MHI2013H Data Visualization in Health Care
MHI3000H
Independent Reading for Health Informatics

Program Length

4 sessions full-time (typical registration sequence: F/W/S/F)

Time Limit

3 years full-time

 

Executive MHI Option

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy IHPME's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • Appropriate bachelor's degree from a recognized university. Eligible undergraduate degrees include those in a health sciences or social sciences specialty, Regulated Health Professions in Ontario, or a computer science or information science specialty with the equivalent of a minimum mid-B average in the last academic year.

  • Applicants whose primary language is not English and who graduated from a university where the language of instruction and examination was not English must demonstrate proficiency in English. See General Regulations section 4.3 for requirements.

  • Successful applicants normally have relevant professional experience as a health services professional (e.g., manager or administrator) or health sciences/ clinical practitioner with demonstrated basic literacy and/or programming skills in computer applications relevant to the health sector, or a computer or information technician within a health care setting or health software vendor.

  • Additional requirements for the executive MHI option are as follows:

    • active employment in a health informatics role or capacity; and

    • an executive sponsor at the site of employment, committed to supervising and supporting the student's program including the health informatics project; see program requirements below.

Program Requirements

  • Completion of 10.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) as follows:

    • Required coursework (7.5 FCEs)

    • Elective coursework (1.0 FCE)

    • Students may elect to take up to 0.5 FCE on a Credit/No Credit basis. See the list of Credit/No Credit-eligible courses below.

    • A four-month, employer-sponsored Health Informatics Project (MHI2015Y; 1.5 FCEs).

  • The executive MHI degree requirements will be completed in 22 months across six consecutive sessions.

Required Courses

HAD5010H
Canada's Health System and Health Policy: Part 1
MHI1001H
Information and Communication Technology in Health Informatics
MHI1002H
Complexity of Clinical Care
MHI2001H
Health Informatics I
MHI2002H
Health Informatics II
MHI2003H Emerging Applications in Consumer, Public and Global Health Informatics
MHI2004H
Human Factors and Systems Design in Health Care
MHI2006H
Advanced Topics in Health Informatics (Strategic Frameworks for Solution Architecture)
MHI2007H
Quantitative Skills in Health Informatics
MHI2008H
or
HAD5731H
or
HAD5733H
Project Management for Health Informatics
or
Translating Leadership into Practice
or
Health Services Finance
MHI2009H
Evaluation Methods for Health Informatics
MHI2011H
Performance Measurements in Health Care: Theory and Application
MHI2017H Systems Analysis and Process Innovation in Healthcare
MHI2018H Knowledge Management and Systems
MHI2019H Health Information Systems, Services, and Design
MHI3000H
Independent Reading for Health Informatics

Practicum Course

MHI2015Y
Health Informatics Project

Elective Courses

Students are encouraged to select an elective that allows them to focus on their individual areas of interest in health informatics. For this reason, the MHI program does not impose a selection of electives. Students are free to choose from all graduate courses across all disciplines at the University of Toronto. All selections are subject to approval in advance by the Program Director and the IHPME Chair.

MHI2012H Introduction to Big Data for Health: Foundations and Methodologies
MHI2013H Data Visualization in Health Care
MHI2016H
Health Informatics Project Extension
MHI3000H Independent Reading for Health Informatics

Program Length

6 sessions full-time (S/F/W/S/F/W)

Time Limit

3 years full-time