Part-time/Distance & Online Learning Advanced Certificate 7670ascert

Overview

Note: This program is currently under review and will not be accepting applications until further notice. Students are encouraged to apply to the Health Leadership Advanced Certificate program or contact the Health Care Management Department.

The Advanced Certificate in Health Care Quality Management will prepare managers and health care professionals to plan, develop and implement successful continuous quality improvement/management programs in their organizations and health care regions. Graduates will enhance their health organizations ability to move into integrated delivery of quality health care services that are accountable to clients of the system, the government and the public.

The Program

The program goals of the certificate are to:

  • Manage and lead quality improvement initiatives.
  • Design, organize and analyze information related to quality improvement, risk management and utilization.
  • Apply problem-solving skills to analyze problems and issues related to quality.
  • Determine appropriate personnel and structures to solve quality problems.
  • Facilitate organizational change.
  • Develop integrated systems for quality, utilization and risk management.
  • Develop accountability measures.
  • Design appropriate organizational structures and teams to implement quality solutions

On-line Program Delivery
The online program uses a variety of educational media to meet the needs of today's learner. Providing this type of flexible delivery enables you to interact with the instructor, course materials and other learners at a time that is convenient for you, your family and work schedules. It is designed to accommodate a geographically diverse student population and be national and international in scope.

You require a computer with access to the Internet. For more information, see distance and online learning FAQs.

Program Entry

Entrance requirements

This program is currently under review and will not be accepting applications until further notice. Students are encouraged to apply to the Health Leadership Advanced Certificate program or contact the Health Care Management Department.

Apply to program

Prospective students who have not yet taken a course in this online program must obtain Program Head approval before registering. To register for courses or request approval to register, please complete the steps listed in the Registration & Program Completion Checklist.

Prior Learning Assessment & Recognition (PLAR)

BCIT believes that you should receive credit for what you have accomplished. BCIT has several options for assessing your prior learning and for granting transfer credit. If you qualify for one of these options and satisfy the program entrance requirements, contact the Program Head to discuss your prior learning. Please note that PLAR may not be available for certain courses.

Costs & Supplies

Financial assistance

Financial assistance may be available for this program. For more information, please contact Student Financial Aid and Awards.

Courses

Program matrix

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Required Courses: Credits
  HINS 7200 Information Systems in Health Care 3.0
  HLED 7250 Leading Performance Measurement and Management 3.0
  HLED 7270 Project Leadership in Health Care 3.0
  HLED 8280 Leadership Integrative Project 3.0
  HMGT 5760 Integrating Quality, Risk and Utilization Management 3.0
  HMGT 7700 Total Quality Management and CQI Tools 3.0
  HTMT 5500 Organizing Teams for Innovation 3.0
  HTMT 7300 Leading Technological Change 3.0
Note: It is recommended that students begin by taking HMGT 7700 or HMGT 7500.
 
Total Credits: 24.0

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Transfer credit

Do you have credits from another BC/Yukon post-secondary school? Do you want to know if they transfer to courses here at BCIT? Check out BCIT's Transfer Equivalency Database to find out.

Program Details

Program structure

The Advanced Certificate is a 24.0 credit on-line program comprised of eight 3.0 credit courses.

Contact Us

Program Assistant
Tel: 604-456-8087
Toll free: 1-800-663-6542, ext 8087
Email: hcm@bcit.ca
Resource: Registration checklist

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Even before graduating I was offered a position with Dania & Normanna as their Quality Improvement and Education Coordinator. I have grown professionally and personally beyond all my expectations. BCIT is a very forward and progressive thinking institution that has its finger on the pulse of BC and Canadian health care.”

Beverley Contreras Dania Home Society, BCIT Advanced Specialty Certificate in Health Care Quality Management