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
Health Technology Assessment and Management (admissions have closed)
Quality Improvement and Patient Safety
System Leadership and Innovation
​PhD
Concen​trations:
Clinical Epidemiology and Health Care Research
Health Services Research​

Health Administration

​MHSc

Health Informatics

​​MHI​

Combined Degree P​rograms

​Collaborative Specializations

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

  1. Aging, Palliative and Supportive Care Across the Life Course
    • Health Administration, MHSc
    • Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, MSc, PhD
  2. Bioethics
    • Health Administration, MHSc
    • Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, MSc, PhD
  3. Global Health
    • Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, PhD
  4. Health Care, Tech​nology, and Place (admissions have closed)
    • Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, PhD
  5. Health Services and Policy Research
    • Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, MSc, PhD
  6. Musculoskeletal Sciences
    • Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, MSc, PhD
  7. Public Health Policy
    • Health Administration, MHSc
    • Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, MSc, PhD​​
  8. Resuscitation Sciences
    • Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, MSc, PhD
  9. Women and Gender Studies
    • Health Administration, MHSc
    • Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, MSc, PhD
  10. Women's Health
    • Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, MSc, PhD​

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 Informatics Research; Health Economics; Health Policy; Health Services Management; Health Services Outcomes and Evaluation; Health Technology Assessment; Knowledge Translation; Systems 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; Quality Improvement and Patient Safety
  • PhD in Health Policy, Management and Evaluation concentrations: Clinical Epidemiology and Health Care Research; Health Services Research

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: www.ihpme.utoronto.ca
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

HPME: Graduate Faculty

Full Members

Aleman, Dionne - BSc, MSc, PhD
Alibhai, Shabbir - MD
Alter, David - MD
Anderson, Geoff - MD
Austin, Peter - PhD
Austin, Zubin - BA, BScPhm, MBA, MISt, MEd, PhD
Baker, G. Ross - AB, MA, PhD
Barrett, Jon - MBCHB, MD
Baxter, Nancy - DrMed, PhD
Bayoumi, Ahmed - MD
Beaton, Dorcas - BSc(OT), MSc, PhD
Berta, Whitney - BS, MBA, PhD (Graduate Coordinator)
Bombardier, Claire - MA, MD
Bronskill, Susan - MSc
Brown, Adalsteinn - AB, PhD
Cafazzo, Joseph - DPhil
Carter, Michael - BM, MMath, PhD
Cassidy, David - BSc, MSc, PhD
Cheung, Angela - BA, MD, PhD
Cockerill, Rhonda W - BA, MA, PhD (Acting Director)
Coyte, Peter C - BA, MA, PhD
Cuthbertson, Brian - MBCHB, PhD
Davis, Aileen - BSc(PT), MSc, PhD
Davis, David - BA, MD
Deber, Raisa - BS, MS, PhD
Detsky, Allan - BS, MD, PhD
Donnelly, Peter - MBA, MPH, MBCHB, MD
Doria, Andrea - MSc, MD, PhD
Etchells, Edward - MSc, MD
Eysenbach, Gunther - MD
Feldman, Brian - MD
Ferguson, Niall - MSc, MD
Flood, Colleen - LLB, LLM, SJD
Fowler, Robert - MDCM
Gibson, Jennifer - PhD
Glazier, Richard - MPH, MD
Golden, Brian - BS, MS, PhD
Grantcharov, Teodor - DrMed, PhD
Gupta, Sumit - MD
Hoch, Jeffrey - BA, MA, PhD
Hogg-Johnson, Sheilah - BMath, MMath, PhD
Holness, D Linn - MHSc, MD
Hwang, Stephen - MPH, MD
Jadad, Alejandro - MD, DPhil
Jaglal, Susan - BSc, MSc, PhD
Karkouti, Keyvan - MD
Krahn, Murray - BA, MSc, MD
Kulkarni, Abhaya - BSc, MD, PhD
Laporte, Audrey - BA, MA, PhD
Laupacis, Andreas - MD
Law, Calvin - CPSO, LMCC, MPH, MD
Lin, Elizabeth - PhD
Logan, Alexander - MD
Lyons, Renee - BA, MEd, PhD
Mamdani, Muhammad - DP
Marchildon, Gregory - PhD
McGeer, Allison - BSc, MSc, MD
McLeod, Robin - BSc, LMCC, MD
Miller, Fiona - BIS, MA, DPhil
Morrison, Laurie - BSc
Naglie, I. Gary - BSc, MDCM
Nam, Robert - MSc, MD
Nathan, Paul - BA, MSc, MD
Nathens, Avery - MPH, MD, PhD
Nauenberg, Eric - AB, MPH, PhD
Naylor, C. David - MD, PhD
Nguyen, Geoffrey - MD
Parekh, Rulan - MD
Parkin, Patricia - BSc, MD, MD
Parshuram, Christopher - MBCHB
Pritchard, Kathleen - BA, MD
Pullenayegum, Eleanor - BM, PhD
Rabeneck, Linda - BSc, MPH, MD
Ray, Joel - MSc, MD
Redelmeier, Donald - MS, MD
Robinson, Lawrence - BA, MD
Rochon, Paula - MD
Rubenfeld, Gordon - MSc, MD
Sale, Joanna
Schwartz, Robert - BA, PhD
Seto, Emily - PhD
Shachak, Aviv - DPhil
Snead III, Carter - BS, MD, MD
Sridharan, Sanjeev - BTech, MS, PhD
Stinson, Jennifer - BScN, MSc, PhD
Straus, Sharon Elizabeth - MSc, MD
Stukel, Therese - BS, PhD
Sung, Lillian - MD
Talbot, Yves - BA, MD
Trbovich, Patricia L - BA, MA, PhD, PhD
Tu, Jack Ven - MD, PhD
Tu, Karen - BSc, MD
Ungar, Wendy - BA, MSc, PhD
Upshur, Ross Edward - BA, MA, MSc, MD
Urbach, David - MSc, MD
Wales, Paul - BSc, MSc, MD
Walmsley, Sharon - BSc, MSc, MD
Webster, Fiona - BA, MA, PhD
Wodchis, Walter - MA, PhD
Wright, James - BA, LMCC, MPH, MD
Young, Lionel Trevor - MSc, MD, PhD

Members Emeriti

Barnsley, Janet M - BSc, MSc, PhD
Bliss, J Michael - BA, MA, PhD
Lemieux-Charles, Louise - PhD
Williams, Paul - PhD

Associate Members

Abrahamyan, Lusine - MPH, MD, PhD
Adhikari, Neill - MDCM
Amin, Reshma - MD
Amir, Eitan - MBCHB
Anderson, James - BA, MA, MHSA, PhD
Angle, Pamela - MD
Antoniou, Tony - BScPhm, DP, PhD
Asztalos, Elizabeth - BScN
Atzema, Clare - BA, MSc, MD
Barbera, Lisa - MD
Baumann, Andrea - BN, MN, PhD
Bean, Sally - BA, MA, JD
Berger, Howard - BSc, MD
Berger, Ken - MD, JD
Berinstein, Corrine - BHSc(PT), MBA, MHSc
Berry, Scott - MHSc, MD
Bezjak, Andrea - MS, MDCM
Bhatia, Sacha - BSc, MBA, MDCM
Bhattacharyya, Onil - BSc, MD
Birken, Catherine - MSc, MD
Blackstien-Hirsch, Paula - MHSc, MHSA, MHSA
Boehm, Leslie A - BA, MA, MA
Bohnen, John - LMCC, MD
Bombard, Yvonne - PhD
Boon, Heather - PhD
Booth, Gillian - MD
Booth, Richard - MSN
Borkhoff, Cornelia - BSc, MSc, PhD
Brown, Adrian - BSc, MD
Brydges, Ryan - BSc, MSc, PhD
Burns, Karen - MSc, MD
Camp, Mark - BSc, MSc, MD
Carter, Melissa - MD
Chahal, Jaskarndip - BSc, MSc, MD
Chan, Adrienne - MPH, MD
Chan, An-Wen - BSc, MD, DPhil
Chan, Benjamin - BSc, MPH, MPA, MD
Charach, Alice - MD
Chatwood, Susan - BScN, MSc, MSc
Church, Paige - MD
Clifford, Tammy - PhD
Coburn, Natalie - BSc, MSc, DrMed
Coffey, Maitreya - MD
Cohen, Eyal - MD
Cram, Peter - BA, MBA, MD
Craven, Beverley Catharine - MD
de Almeida, John - MD
De Souza, Claire - MD
Dewa, Carolyn - BA, MPH, PhD
Dobrow, Mark - PhD
Dubinsky, Isser - BSc, MD, MD
Durbin, Janet - MSc
Earle, Craig - BSc, MSc, MD
Easson, Alexandra - MSc, MD
Eliasoph, Hy - BA, MA
Fam, Mark - MHSA
Fan, Eddy - BSc, MD, PhD
Farrugia, Michèle - BSc, MSc, MEd, MD
Fehlings, Darcy - MD
Feig, Denice - MD
Gagliardi, Anna - BSc, BE, MSc, MLS, PhD
Gamble, Brenda - BA, MS, PhD
Gershon, Andrea - MSc, MD
Gien, Lilian - BSc, MHPE, MD
Ginsburg, Shiphra - MEd, MD
Ginzburg, Amir - BSc, MD
Gomes, Tara - BSc, MHSc
Gotlib Conn, Lesley - BA, MA, PhD
Greiver, Michelle - MD
Guerguerian, Anne Marie - MD
Guerriere, Denise - PhD
Gupta, Abha - MD
Haas, Barbara - BS, MD, PhD
Hall, Ruth - BASc, MSc
Hansen, Bettina Elisabeth - MSc, PhD
Hayeems, Robin - DPH
Horton, Susan - BA, MA, MA, PhD
Howard, Andrew - BA, CPSO, MSc, LMCC, MD
Isaranuwatchai, Wanrudee - BSc, PhD
Ivers, Noah - MD
Jaakkimainen, Liisa - BSc, MSc, MD
Jackevicius, Cynthia - BS, MSc
Jackson, Timothy - BSc, MPH, DrMed
Jassal, Sarbjit Vanita - MD
Jeffs, Lianne - PhD
Jenkinson, Richard - BS, DrMed
Johnson, Sindhu - BMedSc, MD, PhD
Johnston, Bradley - PhD
Juni, Peter - DrMed
Kantarevic, Jasmin - PhD
Karanicolas, Paul - BSc, DrMed, PhD
Kastner, Monika - BSc, MSc, PhD
Kennedy, Erin - CPSO, MD, PhD
Kim, Joseph - MHSc, MD, PhD
King, Arlene - BN, MHSc, MD
Kirst, Maritt - BA, MA, PhD
Kiss, Alexander - PhD
Ko, Dennis - MD
Kovalchuk, Stephanie - MHSc
Koyle, Martin - DrMed
Kreder, Hans - MPH, MD
Kulkarni, Girish - MD
Kuper, Ayelet - AB, MEd, MD, PhD
Lee, Douglas - DrMed, PhD
Levitt, Kevin Samuel - BSc, MSc, MD
Levy, Charissa - MHSc
Lipscombe, Lorraine - MSc, MD
Liu, Barbara Arlena - MD
Loblaw, Andrew - MD
Look Hong, Nicole - BSc, MSc, MD
Loutfy, Mona - MPH, MD
MacMillan, Thomas E. - MSc, BS, MD
Maetzel, Andreas - MSc, PhD
Maguire, Jonathon - BSc, MSc, MSc, MD
Malach, Faith - MHSA
Manson, Heather - BSc, MHSc, MD
Marras, Connie - MD
Marrie, Ruth Ann - BSc, MSc, MD, PhD
Martin, Danielle - BSc, DrMed
McDonnell, Conor - MBCHB, MD
Milo-Manson, Golda - BSc, MSc, MD, MD
Mitsakakis, Nicholas - BS, MS, MMath, DPH
Mnyusiwalla, Latifa - MPH
Moore, Aideen - MBCHB
Moore, Lynn - MHSA
Mosko, Jeffrey - MSc, MD
Muller, Matthew - MD
Murphy, Kellie - MD
Naimark, David - MD
O'Brien, Kelly - BSc(PT), BS, PhD
O'Connor, Paul - MD
Okun, Nanette - MD
Pace, Kenneth - BSc, MSc, LRCP, MD
Pain, Clare - BSc, MSc, MD
Palda, Valerie - MD
Paprica, Alison - DSc
Paszat, Lawrence - MS, MD
Paterson, Michael - MS
Penner, Melanie - MD
Perkins, Bruce - MPH, MD
Perruccio, Anthony - BSc, MHSc, PhD
Persaud, Navindra - BSc, BA, MSc, MD
Petch, Jeremy - BA, MA, PhD
Pink, George Harry - BCom, MHSA
Rac, Valeria - MD, PhD
Rachlis, Michael - MSc, MD
Rai-Lewis, Surjeet - MBA
Richardson, Lisa - BSc, MD
Ringash, Jolie - MSc, MD
Robertson, Deborah - MD
Rueda, Sergio - MSc, AM, PhD
Rumney, Peter - MD
Russell, Barbara - BA, MA, MBA, PhD
Saposnik, Gustavo - MSc, MD
Seeman, Neil - BA, MPH, JD
Shah, Baiju - MD
Shah, Prakeshkumar - MD
Shah, Vibhuti - MD
Shapiro, Heather - BSc, MD
Sharkey, Shirlee - BA, BSN, MHSc
Sharpe, Gilbert - BA, LLB, LLM
Shehata, Nadine - MEd, MD
Singer, Lianne - MD
Singh, Simron - MPH, MD
Sinha, Samir Kumar - BSc, MSc, MD, BScMed, PhD
Smith, Tina - BSc, MHSc
Spalding, Karen - MSc, PhD
Stanbrook, Matthew - MSc, MD
Steele, Leah - BPhil, DrMed
Steinhart, A. Hillary - MD
Stephenson, Anne - MD
Strauss, John - MD
Sullivan, Terrence - BS, MA, PhD
Sutradhar, Rinku - BSc, MMath, PhD
Szatmari, Peter - MSc, BScMed, MD
Teare, Gary - MSc, DrMedVet, PhD
Tepper, Joshua - BA, MPH, DrMed
Thorsteinsdottir, Halla - PhD
Tinckam, Kathryn - BSc, MMed, MD
Tinmouth, Jill - MD, PhD
Tirel, Clarys - MHSA
Touma, Zahi - BSc, MD, PhD
Udell, Jacob - BSc, MPH, MD
Urowitz, Sara - PhD
Verderber, Stephen - BSc, MArch
Vigod, Simone - MD
Walsh, Catharine - MEd, MD
Walters, Thomas - MBBS
Wei, Xiaolin - MPH, MD, PhD
Wijeysundera, Duminda - MSc, MD
Wijeysundera, Harindra - BSc, MD, PhD
Willison, Donald - BScPhm, MSc, ScD, DSc
Windrim, Rory - MB
Wong, Brian - MD
Wong, Rebecca - MBCHB
Zhong, Toni - BCh, DrMed

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 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.

  • Applicants to the Systems Leadership and Innovation concentration must be active as a trainee within the Post-Graduate Medical Education (PGME) program, or be registered in the Undergraduate Medical Education (UME) program at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine. UME students who are accepted must register part-time; PGME students who are accepted may register full-time or part-time.

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.

Thesis MSc
  • Completion of 3.0 FCEs as follows:

    • ​​​1.5 FCEs required: HAD 5301H, HAD 5307H, and one of HAD 5303H, HAD 5304H, HAD 5306H, or HAD 5309H

    • 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: HAD 5301H, HAD 5307H, HAD 6360H, and one of HAD 5303H, HAD 5304H, or HAD 5309H

    • 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.

  • Applicants to the Systems Leadership and Innovation concentration must be active as a trainee within the Post-Graduate Medical Education (PGME) program, or be registered in the Undergraduate Medical Education (UME) program at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine. UME students who are accepted must register part-time; PGME students who are accepted may register full-time or part-time.

Program Requirements

  • 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 

    • 1.0 FCE in electives.

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

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 Technology Assessment and Management (admissions have closed)

Program Requirements

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

    • HAD 5308H, HAD 5730H, HAD 5760H, HAD 5763H, and either HAD 5727H or HAD 5771, and

    • either and HAD 5301H or HAD 5304H

  • Participation in two non-credit seminars.

  • The courses in this field are offered in a modular fashion.

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

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: 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.

Thesis MSc
  • Completion of 3.0 FCEs as follows:

    • 2.5 FCEs required: HAD 3010H, HAD 3020H, HAD 3041Y0, HAD 3050H.

    • 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 (HAD 3010H, HAD 3020H, HAD 3030H, HAD 3050H, HAD 3060H, HAD 3070H)

    • 1.0 required FCE in a research project practicum (HAD 3040Y)

    • 1.0 FCE 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

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 be active as a trainee within the Post-Graduate Medical Education (PGME) program, or be registered in the Undergraduate Medical Education (UME) program at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine. UME students who are accepted must register part-time; PGME students who are accepted may register full-time or part-time.

Program Requirements

The MSc in System Leadership and Innovation is a coursework-only program. 

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

    • ​​​​2.0 required FCEs (HAD 2001H, HAD 2002H, HAD 2003H, HAD 2004H)

    • 1.0 required practicum FCE (HAD 2010H, HAD 2020H)

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

  • Students begin this concentration in the Summer session.

​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 two concentrations leading to the PhD in Clinical Epidemiology and Health Care Research; and 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 MASc program; 3) direct entry following completion of a bachelor’s 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.

  • 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

 

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.

  • 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: MSc, PhD Courses

Concentration: Clinical Epidemiology and Health Care Research

Compulsory Courses

​HAD 5301H​​
Introdu​ction to Clinical Epidemiology and Health Care Rese​arch​
​HAD 5307H
Introduction to Applied Biostatistics​
​HAD 5311H0
Comprehensive/Synthesis (one year)​
​HAD 5316H
Biostatistics II: Advanced Techniques in Applied Regression Method​s​

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

Recommended Courses

​HAD 5302H
​Measurement in Clinical Research​
​HAD 5303H
Controlled Clinical Trials​​
​HAD 5304H
Clinical Decision Making and Cost Effectiveness​
​HAD 5305​H
​Evidence-Based Guidelines
​HAD 5306H
Introduction to Health Services Research and the Use of Health Administrative Data​
​HAD 5308H
Evidence S​ynthesis: Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis​
​HAD 5309H
Observational Studies: Theory, Design, and Methods​
​HAD 5310H
​Pragmatic Issues in Conduct of Controlled Trials
​HAD 5730H
​Economic Evaluation Methods for Health Service Research
​HAD 5760H
Advanced Health Economics and Policy Analysis​
​JNH 5000H
​Measurement of Patients' Preferences in Health Care Decision Making

Elective Courses

​HAD 5312H​
​​Decision Modelling for Clinical Policy and Economic Evaluation
​HAD 5313H
Advanced Design and Analysis Issues in Clinical Trials​
​HAD 5314H
Applied Bayesian Methods in Clinical Epidemiology and Health Care Research​
​HAD 5315H
​Advanced Topics in Measurement​
​HAD 5316H
Biostatistics II: Advanced Techniques in Applied Regression Methods (prerequisite: HAD5307H Introduction to Applied Biostatistics or CHL 5201H Introductory Biostatistics for Students in Biological Sciences I)
​HAD 636​0H0
Required Research Practicum in Clinical Epidemiology (Credit/No Credit)​
​HAD 6361H0
​Optional Research Practicum in Clinical Epidemiology (Credit/No Credit)
​HAD 7002H
Reading C​ourse

Other IHPME courses or extradepartmental courses may be considered as elective courses and are subject to approval of the institute.

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

Concentration: Health Services Research

​HAD 3020H
Quality Improvement Methods​
​HAD 3030H
Concepts and Strategies in Patient Safety​
​HAD 3040Y+
Project Practi​cum​
​HAD 3050H
​Leading and Managing Change
​HAD 3060H
Quality Improvement in Health Systems​
​HAD 3070H
​Legal and Regulatory Environment and Risk Management
​HAD 3080H
External Practicum​
​HAD 3090H
​The Application of Lean in Healthcare
​HAD 5011H
Canada's Health Care System and Health Policy (Doctoral Stream)​
​HAD 5021H
Canada's Health System and Health Policy Part 2 (Doctoral Stream)​
​HAD 5726H
Evaluation and Research Design in Health Informatics​
​HAD 5727H
Knowledge Transfer and Exchange​
​HAD 5728H
Performance Measurement in Health Care: Theory and Application​
​HAD 5729H
​Theoretical, Conceptual and Methodological Issues in Knowledge Translation
​HAD 5730H
Economic Evaluation Methods for Health Service Research​
​HAD 5734H
Organizational Learning and Knowledge Transfer​
​HAD 5737H
Tools for Implementation of Best Evidence​
​HAD 5738H
​Advanced Methods in Economic Evaluation
​HAD 5739H
​Ideas and Arguments in Health Care Policy
​HAD 5740H
Intermediate-Level Qualitative Research for Health Services and Policy Research​​
​HAD 5742H
​Mixed Methods for Health Services Research
​HAD 5743H
Evaluation Design for Complex Interventions​
​HAD 5744H
Introduction to Health Econometrics​
​HAD 5745H
​Where Health Economics Hits the Road: Practical Applications of Economics to Real Health Care Problems
HAD 5746H Applied Health Econometrics
​HAD 5755Y
​Health Economics Graduate Seminar Series (CR/NCR)
​HAD 5760H
Advanced Health Economics and Policy Analysis​
​HAD 5763H
​Advanced Methods in Health Services Research
​​HAD 5768H
International Perspectives on Health Services Management​
​HAD 5771H
Resource Allocation Ethics​
​HAD 5772H
Intermediate Statistics for Health Services Researchers​
​HAD 5773H
Introduction to Theories of Organizational Behaviour and Applications to the Health Care Sector​
​HAD 5776H
Issues in Qualitative Health Services Research Methodologies and Methods​
​HAD 5780H
​Program Planning and Evaluation for Health Services and Policy Research
​HAD 6750H
Advanced Health Economics and Policy Analysis II​
​HAD 6760H
​Introduction to Health Services Research Theory and Methods
​HAD 6761H
Health Services Outcomes and Evaluation Comprehensive Course​
​HAD 6762H
Health Services Organization and Management Comprehensive Course​
​HAD 6763H
Health Policy Comprehensive Course​
​HAD 6764H
eHealth Innovation and Health Information Management Comprehensive Course​
​HAD 6770H
Applying Health Services Research Methods (prerequisite: HAD 6760H Introduction to Health Services ​Research Theory and Methods)​​
​HAD 7001H
​Reading Course​
​JNH 5001H
​Health Care Settings, Site, and Human Well Being
​JNH 5003H
Home and Community Care Knowledge Translation​

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

Concentration: Quality Improvement and Patient Safety

Required Courses

​HAD 3010H
​​Fundamentals of Improvement Science
HAD 3020H Quality Improvement Methods
HAD 3030H Concepts and Strategies in Patient Safety
HAD 3040Y+ Project Practicum
HAD 3041Y0 Design and Methods for Thesis Research
HAD 3050H Leading and Managing Change
HAD 3060H Quality Improvement in Health Systems
HAD 3070H Legal and Regulatory Environment and Risk Management

Practicum Course

HAD 3080H ​​External Practicum

Elective Courses

HAD 3090H The Application of Lean in Healthcare
HAD 4000H 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

​HAD 2001H​​
Strategic Vision and Planning for Health System Change​​
​HAD 2002H
Research Methods for Evaluating Health System Innovation​
​HAD 2003H
Leading and Responding to Health Policy and System Change​
​HAD 2004H
Leadership, Motivation, and Partnering​

Practicum Courses

​HAD 2010H System Leadership and Innovation Practicum (Individual) (Credit/No Credit)
HAD 2020​H System Le​adership and Innovation Practicum (Team) (Credit/No Credit)​​

Elective Courses

HAD 2005H Quality Improvement Skills for Healthcare Leaders

Cross-Listed Courses

These courses are limited to certain program students in Health Policy, Management and Evaluation. Please check the webs​ite.

​BME 1456H
Changing Hea​lth Care Technologies, People, and Places​
​HSR 1000H
​Research and/or Policy Practicum
​HSR 1001H
​Introduction to Qualitative Methods for Health Services and Policy Rese​arch
​HSR 1002H
​Health Services Research Seminar (Credit/No Credit)
​JCV 3060H
Advanced Topics in Cardiovascular Sciences—Molecular Biology and Heart Signal Transduction​
​JCV 3061H
Advanced Topics in Cardiovascular Sciences—Hormones​
​JCV 3062H
​Advanced Topics in Cardiovascular Sciences—Heart Function
​JCV 3063H
Advanced Topics in Cardiovascular Sciences—​Vascular​
​LAW 404H Health System Law and Policy
​​​LAW 465H
Conflicts of Interest in Medicine: Evidence, Public Policy, and the Law​

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:

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

    • the remaining 1.5 FCEs are elective courses.

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

Required Courses

All courses are offered in modular format unless marked otherwise.

​HAD ​5010H
​Canada's Healt​h System and Health Policy: Part ​I
​HAD 5020H
Canada's Health System and Health Policy: Part II​
​HAD 5711H
​Theory and Practice of Strategic Planning and Management in Health Services Organization
​HAD 5713H
​Introduction to Health Information Systems
​HAD 5721H
Strategic Management of Quality and Organizational Behaviour in Health Services Organizations​
​HAD 5723H
Health Services Accounting​
​HAD 5724H
​Quantitative Methods for Health Services Management and Policy
​HAD 5725H
Health Economics​
​HAD 5731H
Translating Leadership Into Practice​
​HAD 5733H
Health Services Financ​e​
​HAD 5741H
​Health Law and Ethics
​HAD 5761H
​Introduction to eHealth: Informatics, Innovations, and Information Systems
​HAD 5767H
​Health Services Marketing
​HAD 5769H
​Human Resources Management in the Health Field
​HAD 5770H
​Program Planning and Evaluation
​HAD 6010Y+
​Required MHSc Practicum (Credit/No Cre​dit)
​HAD 6011H+
​Optional 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.

​HAD 5736H
Operations Research Tools for Quantitative Health Care Decision Making​
​HAD 5765H
Case Studies in Health Policy​
​HAD 5774H
​Comparative Health Care Systems
​HAD 5775H
​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), and

    • a four-month, full-time practicum or field placement (MHI 2005Y [2.0 FCEs]).

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

Required Courses for the Regular MHI Option

​HAD ​5010H
​Canada's Health Sys​tem and Health Policy: Part​ I​
​INF 1003H
​Information Systems, Services, and Design​
INF 1341H
​Systems Analysis and Process Innovation
​INF 2183H
​Knowledge Management and Systems
​MHI 1001​H
​​Information and Communication Technology in Health Informatics
​MHI 1002H
Complexity of Clinical Care​
​MHI 2001H
Health Informatics I​
​MHI 2002H
​Health Informatics II
​MHI 2003H
​Consumer and Public Health Informatics
​MHI 2004H
Human Factors and Change Management​
​MHI 2006H
Advanced Topics in Health Informatics (Strategic Frameworks for Solution Architecture)​
​MHI 2007H
​Quantitative Skills in Health Informatics
​MHI 2008H
Project Management for Health Informatics​
​MHI 2009H
​Evaluation Methods for Health Informatics
​MHI 2011H
Performance Measurements in Health Care: Theory and Application​

Practicum Course

​MHI 2005Y
​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.

​MHI 2010H
Extend​ed Health Informatics Practicum​
​MHI 3000H
Independent Reading for Heal​th 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), and

    • a four-month, employer-sponsored Health Informatics Project (MHI 2015Y [1.5 FCEs]).

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

Required Courses

HAD 5010H
Canada's Health System and Health Policy: Part 1
​INF 1003H
Information Systems, Services, and Design​
​INF 1341H
Analyzing Information Systems​
INF 2183H
Knowledge Management and Systems​
​MHI 1001H
​Information and Communication Technology in Health Informatics
​MHI 1002H
Complexity of Clinical Care​
​MHI 2001H
Health Informatics I​
MHI 2002H
​Health Informatics II
MHI 2003H Consumer and Public Health Informatics
​MHI 2004H
​Human Factors and Change Management
​MHI 2006H
Advanced Topics in Health Informatics (Strategic Frameworks for Solution Architecture)​
​MHI 2007H
​Quantitative Skills in Health Informatics
​MHI 2008H
or
HAD 5731H
or
HAD 5733H
Project Management for Health Informatics
or
Translating Leadership into Practice
or
Health Services Finance
​MHI 2009H
Evaluation Methods for Health Informatics
​MHI 2011H
Performance Measurements in Health Care: Theory and Application
​MHI 3000H
​​Independent Reading for Health Informatics

​Practicum Course

MHI 2015Y
​​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.

​MHI 2016H
Health Informatic​s Project Extension​
MHI 3000H Independent Reading for Health Informatics

Program Length

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

Time Limit

3 years full-time