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HLED 7260 - Leadership Issues in Evidence-based Decision Making

Health Leadership Part-time Studies Course

School of Health Sciences

Course Details

This online course will provide a comprehensive introduction to evidence-based decision making in the health sector. The course will examine current practices and protocols, standards of evidence, sources of data, and the application of new knowledge to practice in order to foster change through health sector initiatives and projects. The course will include reference to the underlying ethics of decision making evidence. Critical thinking and analysis activities will be applied throughout the course and the LEADS Framework will inform the course delivery. *This course will be offered once each year in the Spring term as per the annual course schedule.*





Spring/Summer 2019

Below is one offering of this course for the Spring/Summer 2019 term.

CRN 62789

Mon Apr 08 - Fri Jun 28 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 08 - Jun 28 Online



Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim




  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. This course is for students in the Health Leadership Advanced Certificate, or those with special approval from the BCIT Healthcare Management Department. To request approval, email and quote your Name and Student ID, and briefly explain your interest in the course based on your BCIT program and/or work experience. Internet delivery course. Access is though Students do not need to contact the BCIT Bookstore to order any print based materials as all course materials are online.
  4. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

This section is only available for registration starting Wed, Feb 20 at 9:00 am (PST)

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Integrate the distributed leadership applications of the LEADS Frameworks with the domains of evidence and evidence based decision making in the Canadian health system.
  • Apply LEADS Framework to the leadership aspects of evidence based decision making in health systems across Western Canada.
  • Locate and critically evaluate the evidence needed to support leadership decisions in Western Canada.
  • Compare and contrast the different types of evidence that influence leadership decisions in the Canadian health sector.
  • Exemplify standards of presentation of material used to form the base of evidence for health leadership decisions using APA requirements.
  • Apply strategies, such as push or pull strategies, to support leadership decision making to match both time and context parameters.
  • Demonstrate successful use of boundary spanning communication skills to leverage the strength of inter- professional collaboration.
  • Serve as an effective health leader by relying on evidence to support leadership decisions.
  • Evaluate operational and policy changes needed in the context of evidence-based decision making.
  • Correlate academic knowledge with health care leadership practice to bring an evidence basis to leadership decisions.
  • Integrate and synthesize professional judgment in identifying, documenting and communicating evidence based decision making required to build consensus and coherence.

Effective as of Fall 2012

Related Programs

HLED 7260 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Applied Data Analytics
    Part-time   Certificate

School of Health Sciences

  1. Health Leadership
    Part-time/Distance & Online Learning   Advanced Certificate


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