The challenge of delivering high-quality, cost-effective health care and developing public policies that maintain health is increasingly complex. The demand for highly-skilled policy makers, managers and information specialists has never been higher.
The School of Health Policy and Management offers a degree in health studies in a way that is one of a kind. Its unique team of researchers and educators explores health from interdisciplinary perspectives -- including law, medicine, history, social sciences, engineering, informatics and the arts -- to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of current health care challenges.
You may choose a Health Studies major or to specialize in Health Management, Health Policy or Health Informatics. No matter what you choose, you will benefit from an integrated exploration of all three because the School offers a distinct approach to health and social systems education. The School focuses on themes that address the organization and management of Canadian and international health care and public policy systems, and the concerns of a variety of populations within them.
The program’s creative and strategic approach replaces the individualized medical model with a social determinants approach and shifts the current focus on the treatment of illness to a focus on prevention and equity. In addition, the program poses questions about how to make the health care system more integrated.
Whether you choose a career on the front line of health care or an administrative role, you will gain critical thinking, writing, reading and presentation skills to aid health organizations in shaping the future of health care. Visit the careers page for information about possible careers.
The School offers five degrees and two certificates: