24 months
12927 CAD/year
5772 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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Healthcare Quality from Queen's University will prepare professionals for practice, research and education in the developing area of health quality, risk and safety. 


Healthcare Quality from Queen's University consists of eight (8) courses, including a supervised project. Participants will have two (2) mandatory, one-week intensive sessions each year in July or August; the remainder of the program will be a combination of synchronous and asynchronous study using interactive online videoconferencing.

Students at Healthcare Quality from Queen's University will:

  • Promote, innovate and disseminate, in theory and methods, the discipline of Quality, Risk and Safety in Healthcare.    
  • Engage in research that will enhance quality improvement, risk reduction and promote safety within the healthcare system.    
  • Systemically examine, evaluate and measure and apply current tools and approaches for system improvements.    
  • Assume leadership roles in their organizations to ensure the patient safety mandate is fulfilled.    
  • Practice health care safely in the 21st century with the competencies outlined by Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI) and the World Health Organization (WHO).    
  • Practice in an interdisciplinary environment understanding perspectives of other disciplines and incorporating patient perspectives on quality and safety, and have the capacity to move beyond their immediate local environment to inspire change at the policy level.    

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Quality, Risk and Safety 
  • Process Improvement in Healthcare 
  • Research and Evaluation Methods to Assess Quality, Risk & Safety 
  • Law, Risk and Healthcare 
  • Organizational Behaviour in Healthcare 
  • Human Factors in Healthcare 
  • International Perspectives on Policy, Economics, and Quality Healthcare

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Biographical Form
  • References
  • Transcripts and Test Results
  • Résumé/CV 
  • Statement of interest

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12927 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12927 CAD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    5772 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5772 CAD per year during 24 months.


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