Courses

Master of Health Management students follow a prescribed prospectus based on their stream of study. Using mostly asynchronous online learning, course content is presented to students through a combination of text, slides, audio clips, and videos. On occasion synchronous sessions are used. This graduate program has purposefully included two short face-to-face residency periods to develop a sense of community among the students.



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Full-Time Stream

  • The required courses include five core courses, plus HM732; and in the final term of study, the completion of HM733 & HM734 courses.
  • The study duration is 12 months.

NOTE: The University considers full-time students to be those that have their studies as their priority. Full-time students who are participating in paid employment should work no more than an average of 20 hours a week to a maximum of 1005 Hours in the academic year.

 YEAR 1
CourseFALL TERM  WINTER TERM SUMMER TERM 
1 HM700 / Health Systems and Policy HM705 / Evaluating Sources of Evidence for Management and Evaluation HM706 / Strategic Health Management Foundations
2 HM707 / Accounting and Financial Foundations for Healthcare ManagementHM732 / Strategic Writing for Health ProfessionalsHM708 / Leadership in Health Organizations
3

 HM733 /  Knowledge Translation in Healthcare Practice and ManagementHM734 / Quality and Safety in Healthcare 

 

*The asterisk courses are not part of the full-time predetermined course schedule. They are available to those in the part-time stream as part of their Optional course selections. Not all asterisk courses will be available every year. Refer to the Mosaic course catalog for course availability.

HM700: Health Systems and Policy Analysis
HM705: Evaluating Sources of Evidence for Management and Evaluation
HM706: Strategic Health Management Foundations
HM707: Accounting & Financial Foundations for Healthcare Management
HM708: Leadership in Health Organizations
HM730: Scholarly Paper*
HM731: Economic Evaluation in Healthcare*
HM732: Strategic Writing in Health Management
HM733: Knowledge Translation in Healthcare Practice and Management
HM734: Quality and Safety in Healthcare
HM735: Selected topics in Healthcare Management and Leadership*
HM798: Independent Experiential Study*

Part-Time Stream

  • The required courses include five core courses; an elective (half course, one credit, 3 units); and in the final year of study, the completion of 2 half courses or 1 full course from Year 3 Options list.
  • The study duration is 32 months.

Note: Not all Year 3 courses will be available every year. Refer to the Mosaic course catalog for course availability.

 FALL TERM  WINTER TERM SUMMER TERM 
YEAR 1 HM700 / Health Systems and Policy HM705 / Evaluating Sources of Evidence for Management and Evaluation HM706 / Strategic Health Management Foundations
YEAR 2 HM707 / Accounting and Financial Foundations for Healthcare Management Elective HM708 / Leadership in Health Organizations
YEAR 3

 OPTION A 
 HM730 /  Scholarly Paper  HM730 /  Scholarly Paper Continues 
 OPTION B 
  •  HM731 / Economic Evaluation in Healthcare
  • HM733 /  Knowledge Translation in Healthcare Practice and Management
  •  HM732 / Strategic Writing for Health Professionals
  • HM734 / Quality and Safety in Healthcare
  • HM735 / Selected topics in Healthcare Management and Leadership
  • HM798 / Independent Experiential Study
 

HM700: Health Systems and Policy Analysis
HM705: Evaluating Sources of Evidence for Management and Evaluation
HM706: Strategic Health Management Foundations
HM707: Accounting & Financial Foundations for Healthcare Management
HM708: Leadership in Health Organizations
HM730: Scholarly Paper*
HM731: Economic Evaluation in Healthcare*
HM732: Strategic Writing in Health Management
HM733: Knowledge Translation in Healthcare Practice and Management
HM734: Quality and Safety in Healthcare
HM735: Selected topics in Healthcare Management and Leadership*
HM798: Independent Experiential Study*

Residency

The Master of Health Management program is offered primarily online, with two short on-site mandatory residency periods (three days each at McMaster University). These coincide with the HM700 / Health Systems and Policy and HM708 / Leadership in Health Organization courses. Through small group work, discussions and presentations, students participate in activities which complement online coursework.   The residency period also provides an opportunity to understand program information such as year 3 options, program resources, library resources, and academic writing to promote success in the program. 

Goals
  1. To build community within a cohort and among alumni, staff and faculty
  2. To develop student skills (oral communication, leadership, research) and literacies (information, media, emotional) that are linked to MHM program competencies
  3. To utilize program and course related information during face to face discussions and interactions.



Please note: All in-person events are subject to evolving guidance and mandates from the province of Ontario and McMaster’s commitment to the health, safety and well-being of our University community. Should there become a need to pivot from a planned in-person event to virtual, the Program will make efforts to provide students with suitable notice, as permitted by the relevant event.

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