Develop the educational strategies and
leadership skills to create caring, collaborative
clinical environments.

Lead change in your organization

The Master of Health Leadership and Policy (MHLP) in Clinical Education is a professional degree for health-care clinicians who want to develop their expertise in analyzing practice trends and designing and delivering clinical education. This interdisciplinary program combines graduate-level health-care courses with UBC Sauder’s Robert H. Lee Graduate School courses – giving you the skills and confidence to take your career in new directions.

The health-care sector is facing unprecedented change as a result of emerging technologies, new approaches to care and shifting demographics. Organizations are seeking highly proficient clinical educators who can identify learning needs and develop educational strategies to address requirements within a wide array of clinical practice contexts. They’re also looking for individuals with the business perspective and interpersonal skills to successfully lead teams and guide change.

Choose health care and business

The MHLP in Clinical Education program offers a unique combination of health-care and business classes – giving you the strategic skills to play a leading role in your organization. Clinical education courses take a holistic perspective that includes exploring the context of clinical education to learning how to put theory into practice as you develop diverse learning experiences. Business courses offered by the top-ranked UBC Sauder School of Business give you a solid foundation in data analysis, project management and organizational leadership.

Study full time or part time

Choose from either a full-time (12-month) or part-time (24-month) option. With the 12-month full-time option, you’ll complete your studies in one year, expanding your knowledge base and skill set in a concentrated time frame.

The 24-month part-time option offers flexibility for those who want to continue working while building their clinical leadership skills and knowledge. This enables you to apply your new skills immediately to your workplace, and bring clinical leadership challenges from work into classroom discussions and projects. The part-time option is also an opportunity to build your professional network over two years. Students pursuing this option can expect to be on campus for two half-days per week between Monday and Friday, for approximately 10 hours of weekly in-class time. If you are considering the part-time program, this article gives you a perspective into what your work-life-study may look like.

Gain a competitive edge

Over the 12- or 24-month program you will:

  • broaden your knowledge and skills so you can design, deliver and evaluate clinical education programs
  • enhance your understanding of policy, leadership and business practices relevant to clinical education
  • learn within diverse clinical practice sites as part of a curriculum grounded in experiential and community-based learning opportunities
  • study with renowned faculty from the UBC School of Nursing and complete a practicum alongside leading health-care professionals
  • expand your professional network while collaborating with other MHLP students
  • gain the fundamental business, project management and interpersonal skills to advance your career and confidently take on positions of increased responsibility

Part-time study class schedule

While there is some flexibility, if you’re completing the MHLP in Clinical Education part time over 24 months, you’ll generally take your business classes and two health-care courses in the first 12-month period. In the second year of the program, you’ll typically focus on your health-care classes. Over the two years of part-time study, you’ll attend classes alongside both full-time and part-time students, giving you enhanced opportunities to build your professional network.

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