Academic Calendar 2022-2023

Health Quality - Doctor of Philosophy

Program of Study

The program learning objectives of the PhD in Health Quality  are:

  • prepare health quality professionals for leadership roles in practice, education and research
  • provide learners with skills to apply theoretical and practice knowledge of health quality, risk and safety to enhance safer healthcare for Canadians
  • integrate theoretical and practical opportunities for learners to ensure graduates have acquired applied skills in quality, risk and safety
  • ensure learners can articulate policy and legislative responsibilities and accountabilities for safer healthcare for Canadians
  • support learners to apply for grants and awards to support research in health quality, risk and safety

The program learning outcomes are that graduates will be able to:

  • adopt and adapt conventional models of safety, risk and quality from multiple disciplines through critical reflection and analysis to answer health quality improvement problems
  • advance knowledge of sociopolitical and organizational contexts about health quality education, research and application in practice
  • critically appraise the philosophical, theoretical, and empirical foundations of the discipline of improvement science
  • engage in all aspects of research including the philosophical stance, to methodology, methods, implementation, data collection, analysis, results and knowledge translation
  • create media to publicize and disseminate quality improvement projects and research.
  • design and justify the current state of improvement science from a theoretical perspective

The Program

HQRS 900Philosophy of Health Quality Science3.00
HQRS 901Research and Theory of Change Management and Leadership3.00
HQRS 902Qualitative Methods for Research in Health Quality3.00
HQRS 903Quantitative Methods for Research in Health Quality3.00
HQRS 904Internship in Health Quality3.00
HQRS 905Current Topics in Health Quality3.00
HQRS 999Thesis6.00
Total Units24.00