The Master of Health Leadership and Policy (MHLP) in Clinical Education offers a bold approach to professional graduate education in health care. Sixty per cent of the courses you’ll take are health care focused and offered through the UBC Faculty of Applied Science. The remaining 40 per cent are business courses offered through UBC Sauder School of Business.
Many courses use a flipped classroom format. This means you are expected to independently review course content ahead of classroom time through assigned readings and lecture videos. The classes themselves are then an opportunity for engaged learning – discussing and applying what you’ve learned through case studies, group project work and demonstrations.
Winter term: January to April
NURS 531: Theoretical Foundations of Clinical Education
This course will introduce theories of learning and their application to clinical education. You will gain knowledge of different domains of knowledge relevant to clinical practice and identify strategies to foster learning in different domains. You will be challenged to critically analyze the implications of the “theory-practice” gaps and develop a repertoire of strategies to apply theory in a range of simple to complex clinical educational contexts. Finally, you will analyze approaches to clinical education in formative education and professional development contexts and be challenged to employ different “knowledge to action strategies” to link theoretical foundations of clinical education with learning approaches.
APPP 503: Organizational Leadership
Understand the behaviour of people and groups and how this applies to management and leadership within professional organizations. This course explores motivation, group dynamics, organizational structure, leadership styles and tools for assessing organizational effectiveness. The course is collaboratively delivered with the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration.
APPP 501: Project Management & Leadership
Develop skills for leading complex multidisciplinary projects by using management processes that include: project management frameworks, standards, planning, scheduling and estimating, communication and risk management. Case studies in industry-relevant project management will be incorporated into the course. This course is collaboratively delivered with the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration.
APPP 505: Analytics & Interpretation for Applied Sciences
Professionals who can manage analytics and “big data” are highly sought after by companies across the world. This course will provide students with the opportunity to identify, interpret and utilize key analytics from real-world data sets. Graduates will feel comfortable with the latest data collection methods, measurement and presentation tools, be able to interpret data and identify trends, and understand the role of big data and predictive analytics across several different industries.
Summer term: May to August
NURS 504: Research & Evidence-Based Practice
This course will help students critically appraise and evaluate evidence related to the design of clinical learning experiences and consider strategies for fostering uptake of evidence in practice.
NURS 586: Specialized Domains of Nursing Practice
The focus of this course is on the design of comprehensive curricula and/or programs that align with organizational goals, and integrate innovative learning and evaluation strategies.
APPP 504: Business Acumen for Technical Leaders
An asset to the aspiring technical leader, business acumen is knowing how business works and applying that knowledge with the goal of business improvement. This course offers an elevated perspective of how technical skills contribute to building value in a business. The course immerses aspiring technical leaders in the practical application of core business skills and the development of six core business competencies, which are presented as modules: Managerial Accounting, Strategy and Performance, Market Evaluation, Operations Management, Negotiations and Contract Management and Business-Case Building and Valuation. This course is collaboratively delivered with the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration.
Fall term: September to December
NURS 541: Clinical Nursing Education
Educational processes to foster clinical skills: the focus of this course is on enacting an educational philosophy and pedagogical stance to achieve clinical practice learning goals in multiple knowledge domains (affective, interpersonal, technical; knowledge to application) in contexts of increasing complexity.
NURS 560: The Politics of Health Policy
This course will engage students in the critical analysis of health policies.
NURS 577: Graduate Practicum in Nursing
The focus of this course is on developing and expanding a repertoire of clinical learning strategies and evaluating different approaches for their effectiveness in achieving clinical practice learning goals in multiple knowledge domains (affective, interpersonal, technical; knowledge to application) in contexts of increasing complexity. Students will work with clinical mentors in a range of clinical learning contexts.
UBC Sauder School of Business Courses
Students can choose a UBC Sauder Business Course to gain greater exposure to a particular area of interest. Options include:
BA580B – 201: Strategy & Innovation
This course provides an introduction to the principles and frameworks of strategic management, as well as concepts surrounding the creation or expansion of innovation capabilities, within organizations.
BASC 550: Operations and Logistics
This course will introduce students to the key concepts and tools needed to understand and effectively manage supply chains and business operations in general. A key concept in this course is the “business process”, and managing and improving such processes.
BAMA 505-001: Business Development
This course uses the Business Development = Sales = Essential skill for business people = everyone today is in the business of selling thinking. This course is focused on the learning of foundational skills with the intention of enabling students to create better and more successful selling encounters in whatever career they pursue.
APPP 502: Sustainability & Leadership
This course helps students build skills to lead change that influences the triple bottom line and explores concepts related to sustainability, change agency systems thinking, awareness and perspective for engagement and communication, adaptive leadership and change dynamics. It also incorporates case studies in organizational and social change. This course is collaboratively delivered with the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration.