The Master of Health Leadership and Policy (MHLP) in Clinical Education is a professional degree for health-care professionals who want to develop their expertise in analyzing practice trends and designing and delivering clinical education. This hybrid program combines graduate-level health-care courses with UBC Sauder School of Business courses – giving you the skills and confidence to take your career in new directions.
Choose Health Care and Business
The MHLP in Clinical Education program offers a unique combination of health-care and business classes – giving you the strategic skills to play a leading role in your organization. Clinical education courses take a holistic perspective that includes exploring the context of clinical education to learning how to put theory into practice as you develop diverse learning experiences. Business courses offered by the top-ranked UBC Sauder School of Business give you a solid foundation in data analysis, project management, and organizational leadership.
Gain a Competitive Edge
In this 12-month/24-month program you will:
Broaden your knowledge and skills so you can design, deliver and evaluate clinical education programs;
Enhance your understanding of policy, leadership, and business practices relevant to clinical education;
Learn within diverse clinical practice sites as part of a curriculum grounded in experiential and community-based learning opportunities;
Study with renowned faculty from the UBC School of Nursing and complete a practicum alongside leading health-care professionals;
Expand your professional network while collaborating with other MHLP students;
Gain the fundamental business, project management, and interpersonal skills to advance your career and confidently take on positions of increased responsibility.
What makes this program unique?
A Master of Health Leadership and Policy (MHLP) degree from UBC gives you the credentials and knowledge to confidently move into positions of greater responsibility or make the shift into a new health-care field.
Explore Best Practices in Clinical Education
Clinical education courses are a rigorous combination of theory and evidence-based practice. You’ll learn how to develop educational strategies to support change within a practice setting and ensure that clinicians within your health-care organization meet to practice and accreditation standards across diverse disciplines.
Learn the Language of Business
Clinical knowledge is not enough. Through courses offered by UBC Sauder School of Business, you’ll gain foundational business skills, improving your understanding of broad-based management concepts.
Understand and Influence Policy
Health-care policies determine how health care is organized and delivered. You’ll explore how health policy informs clinical practice education and learn how to effectively develop and influence policy.
Become a Confident Leader
Leadership development is embedded throughout the program, giving you ongoing opportunities to lead teams and projects and strengthen your interpersonal skills.
Clinical educators who have a deep understanding of best practices in education and are familiar with business concepts are well-positioned to lead change in their careers and their organizations. Our graduates will have the knowledge and expertise to confidently move into sought-after positions and new areas of health-care practice.
Study full-time or part-time
Choose from either a full-time (12-month) or part-time (24-month) option. With the 12-month full-time option, you'll complete your studies in one year, expanding your knowledge base and skill set in a concentrated time frame.
The 24-month part-time option offers flexibility for those who want to continue working while building their business and technical knowledge. By balancing work and study, you'll be able to apply your new skills immediately to your workplace and bring technical and leadership challenges from work into classroom discussion. This part-time version of the MHLP in Clinical Education is also an opportunity to build your professional network for over two years. Students pursuing this option can expect to be on campus for two weekdays each week (approximately 10 hours total).
Clinical educators play an essential role in educating pre-licensure clinicians and ensuring the ongoing professional development of practicing professionals. You will develop the tools to create caring and collaborative clinical education environments so that clinicians are able to meet practice standards and deliver responsive, patient-centered care. It is expected that graduates would follow careers in education for patient care and professionals, change management, health services program management, and leaders in quality, safety, and systems improvement.
The health-care sector is facing unprecedented change as a result of emerging technologies, new approaches to care, and shifting demographics. Organizations are seeking highly proficient clinical educators who can identify learning needs and develop educational strategies to address requirements within a wide array of clinical practice contexts. They’re also looking for individuals with the business perspective and interpersonal skills to successfully lead teams and guide change.