Seniors Care

Program Goals

MHLP’s Seniors Care program maintains a strong focus on organizational models of practice that promote ethical, equitable and socially policies and practices in seniors care. The program focuses the development of care philosophies and strategies, understanding and applying principles of environmental gerontology.

See the big picture

The project-based curriculum follows the industry value chain, maintaining a strong focus on organizational models of practice that promote ethical, equitable and socially sustainable policies and practices in seniors care. Learning will take place at UBC, complemented by fieldwork components held in a wide array of clinical and community partners’ facilities.

Seniors Care

Deepen your technical skills

While working in collaboration with faculty and public and private sector care providers, you will graduate from this program with the ability to:

  • understand and apply principles of environmental gerontology
  • analyze and use data for technical decision making
  • understand and appreciate non-technical issues that impact the sector
  • conduct relevant quality assurance research

Develop as a leader

In the Seniors Care program, you will complete courses on project management, organizational leadership, analytics for applied sciences, business acumen for technical leaders, and sustainability and leadership. These classes will empower you to:

  • effectively deliver multidisciplinary projects and operational results
  • use data for business decision-making
  • understand the critical components of how business works
  • take on increasingly complex and high-profile leadership positions within organizations

Sharpen your business skills

Professional development workshops provide opportunities to network with professionals from a wide range of industries, UBC faculty and students in the MEL and MHLP programs. These extra-curricular sessions cover topics such as:

  • giving and receiving feedback
  • learning how to deliver a successful pitch
  • mastering meeting and email etiquette
  • assessing and coaching others
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