Clinical Education

Degree Benefits

A Master of Health Leadership and Policy (MHLP) degree from UBC gives you the credentials and knowledge to confidently move into positions of greater responsibility or make the shift into a new health-care field.

Explore best practices in clinical education

Clinical education courses are a rigorous combination of theory and evidence-based practice. You’ll learn how to develop educational strategies to support change within a practice setting and ensure that clinicians within your health-care organization meet practice and accreditation standards across diverse disciplines.

Learn the language of business

Clinical knowledge is not enough. Through courses offered by UBC Sauder School of Business, you’ll gain foundational business skills, improving your understanding of broad-based management concepts.

Understand and influence policy

Health-care policies determine how health care is organized and delivered. You’ll explore how health policy informs clinical practice education and learn how to effectively develop and influence policy.

Become a confident leader

Leadership development is embedded throughout the program, giving you ongoing opportunities to lead teams and projects and strengthen your interpersonal skills.

Gain a professional master’s degree from a world-class university

UBC is one of the world’s top 40 universities and its programs and professors have a global reputation for excellence. The Faculty of Applied Science is home to one of North America’s premier nursing schools, with notable strengths in the areas of clinical education and seniors care.

UBC Sauder School of Business is ranked first in Canada and 38th in the world for business and management studies, and the school is known for its commitment to rigorous, relevant and experiential teaching.

Expand your network

As a student in the MHLP in Clinical Education program, you will grow your personal and professional network by:

  • learning from world-renowned faculty members – health-care educators known for their excellence in research and teaching
  • studying alongside motivated peers who bring a diverse range of work experience and perspectives to the program
  • taking business courses with students from other professional graduate programs in the Faculty of Applied Science – engaged and ambitious professionals in the MHLP in Seniors Care program and students in the multidisciplinary Master of Engineering Leadership (MEL) programs

Go further

Clinical educators who have a deep understanding of best practices in education and are familiar with business concepts are well positioned to lead change in their careers and their organizations. Our graduates will have the knowledge and expertise to confidently move into sought-after positions and new areas of health-care practice.

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