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Course Curriculum​
 Over the duration of this program, you will work your way through the following modules: 


  • MODULE 1 LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT IN HEALTH SYSTEMS                      HELP 501     (5 credits) 
    This course aims to provide program participants with the knowledge, skills, and abilities about leadership and management to become an effective leader. This includes the leadership skills that will enable them to make the right decisions and take the right actions at the right time, and to steer people and change in the right direction to achieve the required results.
         

    MODULE 2 APPLIED LEADERSHIP IN THE CONTEXT OF HEALTH SYSTEMS​   ​
     HELP 502     (5 credits)  
    This course provides the participants with an opportunity to apply learned leadership and management principles, theories, frameworks, models, and competencies in the context of health care systems, focusing on Health Care Organizations (HCOs), public health programs, Health Academic Institutions (HAIs) and academic programs.                              ​       
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    EXECUTIVE SEMINAR ON CONTEMPORARY LEADERSHIP TOPICS                       
    HELP 503 ​ (2 credits)  
    ​This course addresses a broad range of current health topics and issues for program participants to discuss from a leadership perspective and their impact on patient care, organizational quality, and health outcomes, including the professional and social roles and responsibilities of leaders in managing the health care system and its organizations and institutions. Course topics will be updated periodically.                                                                                                                                                                            

    MODULE 3  EVIDENCE-BASED DECISION MAKING AND MANAGEMENT PRACTICE                                                                                                            HELP 504  (5 credits)  
    In this course, participants learn how to search for and use the best available evidence in a systematic way in decision making and daily management practice. The course focuses on equipping participants with a range of transformational leadership skills, such as analytical thinking, information seeking, and innovative thinking. By the end of the course, participants will be able to frame the right questions, source relevant evidence, evaluate evidence, apply evidence in the decision-making process and in daily management practice, and then evaluate the impact of the evidence-based approach in healthcare organizations and/or academic institutions. ​                                                                                
     
    MODULE 4​  LEADING TRANSFORMATIONAL CHANGE IN HEALTH SYSTEMS        HELP 505​ (5 credits)  
    This course focuses on the role of effective leadership in leading people and change that drive performance improvement at multiple levels, including local and national improvement initiatives and improvement projects at various levels of the health care system. As such, the course covers a broad range of topics on leadership and change management, including change management theories and models, future visionary leaders, transformational strategies and programs, systems and community-oriented thinking, team leadership and teamwork, self-confidence and self-development, effective communication skills, and the role of information technology management in leading and managing change.
              
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    GRADUATION PROJECT                                                                                        
    HELP 508 & HELP 518 (2 credits)
    In this course, participants complete a capstone project to demonstrate their ability to apply what they have learned during the program to a real-world assignment. They will bring new insights, knowledge, and skills to the real world of healthcare and academic services. This will help identify gaps that need to be addressed and methods to ensure they are effectively addressed.