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;
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

STG, Health Administration, MHSc / MSW (admissions have closed)

​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 (U of T Global Scholar)
    • Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, MSc (thesis only), PhD
  4. Health Care, Technology, 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 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; 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 Professions Education 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: https://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

HPME: Graduate Faculty

Full Members

Allen, Upton - MSc, MBBS, MBBS
Anderson, Geoff - MD
Austin, Peter - PhD
Baker, G. Ross - AB, MA, PhD
Baxter, Nancy - DrMed, PhD
Bayoumi, Ahmed - MD
Bell, Chaim - MD
Berta, Whitney - BS, MBA, PhD (Graduate Coordinator)
Bombardier, Claire - MA, MD
Booth, Gillian - MD
Brown, Adalsteinn - AB, PhD
Cafazzo, Joseph - DPhil
Carroll, June - MD
Cheung, Angela - BA, MD, PhD
Cockerill, Rhonda W - BA, MA, PhD
Cohen, Eyal - MSc, MD
Coyte, Peter C - BA, MA, PhD
Dainty, Katie - BA, MSc, PhD
Davis, David - BA, MD
Deber, Raisa - BS, MS, PhD
Dell, Sharon - MD
Detsky, Allan - BS, MD, PhD
Donnelly, Peter - MBA, MPH, MBCHB, MD
Fisman, David - MPH, MD
Flood, Colleen - LLB, LLM, SJD
Fowler, Robert - MDCM
Fremes, Stephen - BA, MSc, MD
Gagliardi, Anna - BSc, BE, MSc, MLS, PhD
Gibson, Jennifer - PhD
Glazier, Richard - MPH, MD
Golden, Brian - BS, MS, PhD
Griffiths, Anne - MD
Grunfeld, Eva - MD, PhD
Guttmann, Astrid - BA, AB, MSc, MSc, MDCM
Hoch, Jeffrey - BA, MA, PhD
Hodges, Brian - BA, MEd, MD
Hogg-Johnson, Sheilah - BMath, MMath, PhD
Hwang, Stephen - MPH, MD
Jadad, Alejandro - MD, DPhil
Jaglal, Susan - BSc, MSc, PhD
Juurlink, David - BSc, MD, PhD
Kapral, Moira - MD
Krahn, Murray - BA, MSc, MD
Kulkarni, Abhaya - BSc, MD, PhD
Laporte, Audrey - BA, MA, PhD
Laupacis, Andreas - MD
Law, How Lim - CPSO, LMCC, MPH, MD
Lipscombe, Lorraine - MSc, MD
Logan, Alexander - MD
Loutfy, Mona - MPH, MD
Marchildon, Gregory - PhD
Matlow, Anne - MSc, MD, MD
McCrindle, Brian - MD
McGahan, Anita - BA, MA, MBA, PhD
McGeer, Allison - BSc, MSc, MD
McLeod, Robin - BSc, LMCC, MD
Miller, Fiona - BIS, MA, DPhil
Naglie, 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
Ray, Joel - MSc, MD
Reichman, Nancy Ellen - BA, MBA, PhD
Robinson, Lawrence - BA, MD
Ross, Lori Elizabeth - BSc, PhD, DPhil
Sale, Joanna
Sander, Beate - PhD
Scales, Damon - MD
Seto, Emily - PhD
Shachak, Aviv - DPhil
Straus, Sharon Elizabeth - MSc, MD
Stukel, Therese - BS, PhD
Tinmouth, Jill - MD, PhD
To, Teresa - BSc, MSc, PhD
Trbovich, Patricia L - BA, MA, PhD, PhD
Ungar, Wendy - BA, MSc, PhD
Urbach, David - MSc, MD
Wales, Paul - BSc, MSc, MD
Walmsley, Sharon - BSc, MSc, MD
Whitehead, Cynthia - AB, MHSc, MD, PhD
Wijeysundera, Duminda - MSc, MD
Wijeysundera, Harindra - BSc, MD, PhD
Wodchis, Walter - MA, PhD
Wong, Ming F Agnes - DOMS, MD, PhD
Woods, Nicole - BA, PhD
Young, Trevor - MSc, MD, PhD

Members Emeriti

Barnsley, Janet M - BSc, MSc, PhD
Henry, David - MD
Lemieux-Charles, Louise - PhD
Williams, Paul - PhD

Associate Members

Adhikari, Neill - MDCM
Allin, Sara - BA, MSc, PhD
Andrade, Ada - MN
Asztalos, Elizabeth - BScN
Axler, Renata - BA, MA, PhD
Banack, Jeannine - BScN, BHA, DHA
Barbera, Lisa - MD
Baumann, Andrea - BN, MN, PhD
Bean, Sally - BA, MA, JD
Benassi, Paul - BSc, MD
Bhatia, Sacha - BSc, MBA, MDCM
Bhatti, Junaid - MPH, MBBS, PhD
Blackstien-Hirsch, Paula - MHSc, MHSA, MHSA
Boozary, Andrew - SM, MD
Borkhoff, Cornelia - BSc, MSc, PhD
Brar, Mantaj - BS, MS, MD
Bunger, Alicia - PhD
Cammisa, Giuseppe - MBA
Chakraborty, Pranesh - MD
Chan, An-Wen - BSc, MD, DPhil
Chan, Benjamin - BSc, MPH, MPA, MD
Chan, Kelvin - MSc, MD
Chatwood, Susan - BScN, MSc, MSc
Craven, Beverley Catharine - MD
Daneman, Nick - BA, MD
Darling, Gail - BSc, MD
De Mestral, Charles - MDCM, PhD
Desveaux, Laura - PhD
Dhalla, Irfan - BAA, MSc, MD
Dhuey, Elizabeth Ann - BA, MEc, PhD
Dobrow, Mark - PhD
Drucker, Aaron - MS, MD
Esensoy, Ali - PhD
Feeny, David - PhD
Feig, Denice - MD
Foty, Richard - PhD, PhD
Furness, Colin - BSc, PhD
Gotlib Conn, Lesley - BA, MA, PhD
Gupta, Samir - MSc, MDCM
Haas, Barbara - BS, MD, PhD
Hall, Ruth - BASc, MSc
Hamid, Jemila Seid - BSc, MSc, PhD
Hayeems, formerly Cohen - DPH
Hendrick-Hallet, Julie - MSc, MD
Herridge, Margaret - MD
Huszti, Ella - MSc, PhD
Isenberg, Sarina - BA, MA, PhD
Jackevicius, Cynthia - BS, MSc
Jassal, Vanita - MD
Kennedy, Erin - CPSO, MD, PhD
Khan, Kamran - MPH, MD
Kim, Joseph - MHSc, MD, PhD
Kirst, Maritt - BA, MA, PhD
Kiss, Alexander - PhD
Kozloff, Nicole - BA, SM, MD
Kreder, Hans Jurgen - MPH, MD
Kulasegaram, Kulamakan - BSc, PhD
Kuluski, Kerry - DPhil
Kumbhare, Dinesh - BSc, MHSc, MD
Kurdyak, Paul - BSc, MSc, MD
Lawless, Bernard - BSc, MHSc, DrMed
Leighl, Natasha - MD
Leis, Jerome - BSc, MSc, MD
Levitt, Kevin Samuel - BSc, MSc, MD
Levy, Charissa - MHSc
Lin, Steve - MSc, MD
Liu, Barbara - MD
Lo, Alex - BSc, MD
Lok, Charmaine - MSc, MD
Maetzel, Andreas - MSc, PhD
Maham, Nava - MD
Mahant, Sanjay - MD
Mahar, Alyson - PhD
Mandigo, Margaux - MSc
Marrie, Ruth Ann - BSc, MSc, MD, PhD
Marshall, John Kenneth - MD
Martin, Taylor - MHSA
Maurer, Daphne - PhD
Mnyusiwalla, Latifa - MPH
Moffat, Malcolm - BS, BSc, MHSc
Mukerji, Geetha - BSc, MD
Munce, Sarah - BSc, MSc, PhD
Munshi, Laveena - MSc, DrMed
Murphy, Kellie - MD
Paprica, Alison - DSc
Paszat, Lawrence - MS, MD
Paterson, Michael - MS
Paul, Robert - PhD
Perkins, Bruce - MPH, MD
Perreira, Tyrone - BPHE, MEd, PhD
Pitzul, Kristen - PhD
Prokopy, Melissa - LLB
Puchalski-Ritchie, Lisa - MA, MD
Rackow, Valerie - BS, MHSc
Rampersaud, Yoga - LMCC, MD
Razak, Fahad - BSc, MSc, MD
Ringash, Jolie - MSc, MD
Rossos, Peter - MD
Rowland, Paula - BS, BS
Saunders, Natasha - MPH, MS, MD
Scheer, Adena - BSc, MSc, MD
Schull, Michael - MD
Science, Michelle - MSc, MD
Seto, Winnie - BScPhm, MSc, DP
Shah, Baiju - MD
Shah, Prakeshkumar - MD
Sharkey, Shirlee - BA, BSN, MHSc
Shehata, Nadine - MEd, MD
Shelton, Dominick - BSc, MD
Sholzberg, Michelle - BSc, DrMed
Silver, Frank - MD
Simpson, Alexander - BMedSc, MBCHB
Smith, Tina - BSc, MHSc
Soong, Christine - BSc, MD
Sriharan, Abiramy - BSc, MSc, PhD
Steele-Gray, Carolyn - BS, MA, PhD
Steinhart, Hillary - MD
Sulkers, Paul - MSc
Sullivan, Terrence - BS, MA, PhD
Sussman, Jonathan - MB, DrMed
Tan, Darrell - BSc, MD, PhD
Teare, Gary - MSc, DrMedVet, PhD
Thorsteinsdottir, Halla - PhD
Tirel, Clarys - MHSA
Tricco, Andrea - MSc, PhD
Urquhart, Robin - PhD
Varner, Catherine - BA, MD
Wahi, Gita - MD
Wald, Ron - MPH, MDCM
Walters, Thomas - MBBS
Weizman, Adam - BSc, BSc, MSc, MD
Widdifield, Jessica - BSc, PhD
Willison, Donald - BScPhm, MSc, ScD, DSc
Wilson, Jefferson - BS, MD, PhD
Windrim, Rory - MB
Wong, Brian - MD
Wright, Frances - BSc, LMCC, MEd, MD
Zarb, Julia - PhD
Zywiel, Michael - BS, MS, 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.

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.

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.

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

    • 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 HAD 5011H, HAD 5022H, HAD 5727H, HAD 5756H, and HAD 5773H

    • 1.0 FCE in research methodology courses, normally HSR 1001H, HAD 5765H, HAD 5772H, HAD 5740H, HAD 5742H, HAD 5744H, HAD 5746H, HAD 5779H, and HAD 5781H

    • 3.0 FCEs in electives from HAD 5726H, HAD 5728H, HAD 5730H, HAD 5737H, HAD 5738H, HAD 5743H, HAD 5744H, HAD 5760H, HAD 5763H, HAD 5771H, HAD 5778H, HAD 5780H, and HAD 6750H.

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 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.

Emphasis: Health Economics

Students must complete 2.0 FCEs as follows:

  • HAD 5730H Economic Evaluation Methods for Health Service Research.

  • HAD 5744H Applied Health Econometrics I.

  • HAD 5746H Applied Health Econometrics II.

  • HAD 5760H Advanced Health Economics and Policy Analysis.

Emphasis: Health Informatics Research

Students must complete 2.0 FCEs as follows:

  • HAD 5726H Evaluation and Research Design in Health Informatics.

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

  • 0.5 FCE from courses in the Master of Health Informatics program.

Emphasis: Health Policy

Students must complete 2.0 FCEs as follows:

  • 0.5 FCE from the following list:

    • CHL 5300H Public Health Policy

    • CHL 5308H Tools and Approaches for Public Health Policy Analysis and Evaluation

    • HAD 5022H Politics, Policy, Public Health and Health Technology

    • HAD 5765H Case Studies in Health Policy

    • HAD 5778H Comparative Health Systems and Policy.

  • 1.5 FCEs from the following list:

    • HAD 5742H Mixed Methods for Health Services Research

    • HAD 5760H Advanced Health Economics and Policy Analysis

    • HAD 5773H Introduction to Theories of Organizational Behaviour and Applications to the Health Care Sector

    • HSR 1001H Introduction to Qualitative Methods for Health Services and Policy Research

Emphasis: Health Services Outcomes and Evaluation

Students must complete 2.0 FCEs as follows:

  • HAD 5730H Economic Evaluation Methods for Health Service Research.

  • HAD 5743H Evaluation Design For Complex Interventions.

  • HAD 5763H Advanced Methods in Health Services Research.

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

Emphasis: Health Technology Assessment

Students must complete 2.0 FCEs as follows:

  • HAD 5301H Introduction to Clinical Epidemiology and Health Care Research.

  • HAD 5307H Introduction to Applied Biostatistics.

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

  • 0.5 FCE from the following list:

    • HAD 5730H Economic Evaluation Methods for Health Service Research

    • HAD 5771H Resource Allocation Ethics

    • HAD 5779H Evidence Synthesis for Health Services, Systems and Policy Research.

Emphasis: Health Services Organization and Management Studies

Students must complete 2.0 FCEs as follows:

  • HAD 5773H Introduction to Theories of Organizational Behaviour and Applications to the Health Care Sector.

  • 1.5 FCEs from the following list:

    • HAD 5727H Knowledge Transfer and Exchange

    • HAD 5737H Tools for Implementation of Best Evidence

    • HAD 5740H Intermediate Level Qualitative Research for Health Services and Policy Research

    • HAD 5742H Mixed Methods for Health Services Research

    • HAD 5744H Applied Health Econometrics I

    • HSR 1001H Introduction to Qualitative Methods for Health Services 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.

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 three concentrations leading to the PhD in Clinical Epidemiology and Health Care Research; Health Professions Education 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 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.

  • 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: HAD 5011H, HAD 5772H, HAD 6760H, and HAD 6770H.

    • 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:

  • HAD 5730H Economic Evaluation Methods for Health Service Research.

  • HAD 5744H Applied Health Econometrics I.

  • HAD 5746H Applied Health Econometrics II.

  • HAD 5760H Advanced Health Economics and Policy Analysis.

  • HAD 6750H 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:

  • HAD 5726H Evaluation and Research Design in Health Informatics.

  • HAD 6764H eHealth Innovation and Health Information Management Comprehensive Course.

  • Two courses (1.0 FCE) from the course listing for the Health Services Research concentration.

  • Two courses (1.0 FCE) from the course listing for the Master of Health Informatics program.

Emphasis: Health Policy

Students must complete 3.0 FCEs as follows:

  • HAD 5778H Comparative Health Systems and Policy.

  • HAD 6763H Health Policy Comprehensive Course.

  • Four courses (2.0 FCEs) from the following list:

    • CHL 5300H Public Health Policy

    • CHL 5308H Tools and Approaches for Public Health Policy Analysis and Evaluation

    • HAD 5022H Politics, Policy, Public Health and Health Technology

    • HAD 5742H Mixed Methods for Health Services Research

    • HAD 5760H Advanced Health Economics and Policy Analysis

    • HAD 5765H Case Studies in Health Policy

    • HAD 5773H Introduction to Theories of Organizational Behaviour and Applications to the Health Care Sector

    • HSR 1001H Introduction to Qualitative Methods for Health Services and Policy Research.

Emphasis: Health Services Organization and Management Studies

Students must complete 3.0 FCEs as follows:

  • HAD 5742H Mixed Methods for Health Services Research.

  • HAD 5773H Introduction to Theories of Organizational Behaviour and Applications to the Health Care Sector.

  • HAD 6762H Health Services Organization and Management Comprehensive Course.

  • HSR 1001H Introduction to Qualitative Methods for Health Services and Policy Research.

  • Two courses (1.0 FCE) from course listing for the Health Services Research concentration.

Emphasis: Health Services Outcomes and Evaluation

Students must complete 3.0 FCEs as follows:

  • HAD 5730H Economic Evaluation Methods for Health Service Research.

  • HAD 6761H Health Services Outcomes and Evaluation Comprehensive Course.

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

    • HAD 5743H Evaluation Design for Complex Interventions

    • HAD 5763H Advanced Methods in Health Services Research

    • HAD 5742H Mixed Methods for Health Services Research

    • HAD 5779H Evidence Synthesis for Health Services, Systems and Policy Research

    • HAD 5740H Intermediate Level Qualitative Methods for Health Services and Policy Research

    • HAD 5728H Performance Measurement in Health Care: Theory and Application

    • HAD 5781H Case Study Research for Health Services, Systems and Policy.

  • Two courses (1.0 FCE), generally advanced methods courses, from the course listing for the Health Services Research concentration.

Emphasis: Health Technology Assessment

Students must complete 3.0 FCEs as follows:

  • HAD 5301H Introduction to Clinical Epidemiology and Health Care Research.

  • HAD 6765H 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:

    • HAD 5730H Economic Evaluation Methods for Health Service Research

    • HAD 5771H Resource Allocation Ethics

    • HAD 5779H 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.

  • 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​​
Introduction to Clinical Epidemiology and Health Care Research
​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 Synthesis: 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: HAD 5307H Introduction to Applied Biostatistics or CHL 5201H Introductory Biostatistics for Students in Biological Sciences I)
​HAD 6360H0
Required Research Practicum in Clinical Epidemiology (Credit/No Credit)​
​HAD 6361H0
​Optional Research Practicum in Clinical Epidemiology (Credit/No Credit)
​HAD 7002H
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

Required Courses

HAD 5011H
Canada's Health Care System and Health Policy (Doctoral Stream)
HAD 6500H Essential Skills in HPER
​HAD 6501H
Intro to Methods/Methodologies for HPER
​HAD 6502H or
HAD 6503H
Survey of Critical and Interpretive Social Science Theory for HPER or
Survey of Cognitive, Behavioural, and Epidemiological Sciences Theory
​HAD 6504H or
​HAD 6505H
Intermediate Critical and Interpretive Social Science Methods or
Intermediate Cognitive, Behavioural, and Epidemiological Sciences Methods
​HAD 6560H
​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

​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 5022H Politics, Policy, Public Health, and Health Technology
​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
Applied Health Econometrics​ I
​HAD 5745H
​Where Health Economics Hits the Road: Practical Applications of Economics to Real Health Care Problems
HAD 5746H Applied Health Econometrics II
​HAD 5755Y
​Health Economics Graduate Seminar Series (Credit/No Credit)
​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 5777H Leading and Managing Change: Building Adaptive Capacity
HAD 5778H Comparative Health Systems and Policy
HAD 5779H Evidence Synthesis for Health Services, Systems and Policy Research
​HAD 5780H
​Program Planning and Evaluation for Health Services and Policy Research
HAD 5781H Case Study Research for Health Services, Systems and Policy
​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 6765H Health Technology Assessment Comprehensive Course (Credit/No Credit)
​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 3025H Teaching QI and Patient Safety (prerequisites: HAD 3010H Fundamentals of Improvement Science, HAD 3020H Quality Improvement Methods, HAD 3040Y+ Project Practicum)
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 Health Law and Risk Management for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety

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 Health Systems Leadership Practicum (Individual) (Credit/No Credit)
HAD 2011H0 Individual Practicum—Quality Improvement
HAD 2020​H Health Systems Consulting Practicum (Team) (Credit/No Credit)​​

Elective Courses

HAD 2005H Quality Improvement Skills for Healthcare Leaders
HAD 2007H Leading Health Systems innovation and Transformation (prerequisite: HAD 2004H)
HAD 2008H Coaching Skills for Health Care Leaders (prerequisite: HAD 2004H)
HAD 2030​H Health Systems Innovation Capstone (Credit/No Credit) (prerequisites: HAD 2001H, HAD 2002H, HAD 2003H, HAD 2004H, HAD 2005H, HAD 2010H, HAD 2020H)

Cross-Listed Courses

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

​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 Research
​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​

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.

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 Health 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 Finance​
​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 5800H Creating a Framework for Continuous Leadership Development
(prerequisites: all courses in Blocks 1 to 3, plus HAD 5725H, HAD 5741H, and HAD 5769H)
​HAD 6010Y+
​Required MHSc Practicum (Credit/No Credit)
​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 System and Health Policy: Part​ I​
​INF 1003H
​Information Systems, Services, and Design​
​INF 2183H
​Knowledge Management and Systems
​MHI 1001​H
​​Information and Communication Technology in Health Informatics
​MHI 1002H
Complexity of Clinical Care​
​MHI 2001H
Fundamentals of Health Informatics​
​MHI 2002H
​Emergent Topics in Health Informatics
​MHI 2003H
​Emerging Applications in Consumer, Public, and Global Health Informatics
​MHI 2004H
Human Factors and Systems Design in Health Care​
​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​
​MHI 2017H Systems Analysis and Process Innovation in Healthcare (see amendment made on September 18, 2019)

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 2012H Introduction to Big Data for Health: Foundations and Methodologies
​MHI 3000H
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), 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 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 Emerging Applications in Consumer, Public and Global Health Informatics
​MHI 2004H
​Human Factors and Systems Design in Health Care​
​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 2017H Systems Analysis and Process Innovation in Healthcare (see amendment made on September 18, 2019)
​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 2012H Introduction to Big Data for Health: Foundations and Methodologies
​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