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Your Learning Experience
This program is currently available to international students only.
The Health Care Administration Management program is a business program that will provide students with previous education/experience in health care with business and leadership fundamentals. The program provides the skills necessary to work within the Canadian health care system. The curriculum covers a wide range of topics in business through the lens of health care.
You will develop skills in the areas of finance, human resources, operations, management, leadership, research and reporting, and strategic thinking. You will study privacy, ethics, communications and patient care concerns as they relate to the Canadian health care system.
The Health Care Management program is designed as a four-semester program for international college or university graduates from the healthcare field or from other disciplines. Within the first semester, students will learn about the Canadian health system, health care providers, and agents. It will inform students about the various provincial and federal bodies involved.
Students will then implement their previous experience within health sciences to advance their knowledge on health care management, reporting tools, legal and ethical issues, database management, quantitative and qualitative research methods, and employee relations.
Graduates of the Health Care Administration Management program can utilize the knowledge attained through the program along with previous education/experience in health sciences to pursue a career in the health care field, primarily in clinics, hospitals and long-term care facilities. Students graduating from the program will find employment opportunities within medical clients, physician practices, hospitals and more.
Did you know Fanshawe consistently ranks high in graduation employment rates among large colleges in Ontario?
Here are some examples of career opportunities for graduates of Fanshawe’s Health Care Administration Management program:
Complete clerical and administrative tasks for an office.
Oversee the daily operations in a medical office or clinical setting.
Medical Business Manager
Manage the daily operations of a medical office.
Assist medical professionals with basic diagnostic tests, record keeping and patient management.
- Produce managerial correspondence and reports accurately by specified deadlines using available computer technology and professional writing standards;
- Assess the components of the Canadian and Ontario health care systems and the external environmental factors affecting the management of health care organizations to ensure compliance in service delivery;
- Analyze laws, regulations, court decisions, and health policies to determine their impact on decision-making in health care organizations and health services delivery;
- Critically examine ethical choices, values, and professional behaviour to make recommendations that inform health care management roles and decision-making;
- Analyze health care organization operations in order to advise on continuous improvement and problem solving
- Integrate data, critical thinking, and effective decision-making skills to support strategic and operational goals;
- Select appropriate leadership strategies to effectively manage human resources, human relations, and organizational culture and environment;
- Contribute to the strategic decision-making of a health care organization by applying basic financial management concepts
- Apply principles of operational planning, project management, and quality management to support health care operations;
- Develop and use strategies for ongoing professional development to enhance work performance and explore career opportunities in a Canadian global workplace;
- Collaborate and communicate effectively across functional teams and levels of management for hiring, supervising, and training as required in a culturally diverse and globalized business culture.
Specially-trained Fanshawe staff and students will tour you around the campus viewing key student spaces to provide you with a better understanding of the full student experience.
A Two- or Three-Year College Diploma, or a Degree, preferably in
Health Sciences. Other backgrounds will be considered on a
Acceptable combination of related work experience and post-secondary education as judged by the College to be equivalent to the above.
International Admission Equivalencies
English Language Requirements
English Language Requirements
|Overall score of 6.5 with no score less than 6.0 in any of the four bands
|Overall score of 70 with no score less than 60 in any of the four bands
|Overall score of 176 with no language skill less than 169
|Minimum grade of 80% in Level 9, 75% in Level 10
|Overall score of 120, with no score lower than 105
Recommended Academic Preparation
Recommended Academic PreparationPrevious health, business or administrative post-secondary education and/or training and/or work experience.
Applicant Selection Criteria
Applicant Selection Criteria
Where the number of eligible applicants exceeds the available spaces in the program, the Applicant Selection Criteria will be:
- Preference for Permanent Residents of Ontario
- Receipt of Application by February 1st (After this date, Fanshawe College will consider applicants on a first-come, first-served basis until the program is full)
- Achievement in the Admission Requirements
|The Canadian Health System
|This course will provide learners with an understanding of the Canadian health care systems, health care providers, and agents. It will inform students regarding the various provincial and federal bodies involved in Canadian health care, as well as government funding models. The approach used in Canada for health service delivery will be reviewed.
|Workplace Prep for Health Care 1
|This course will stress the essential employability skills needed to begin a professional career in the health care industry. Throughout this course, students will develop a professional image as it is an integral element to their career success. Students will develop a personal career portfolio suitable for employment in the Canadian workplace. A wide range of career-specific topics will be discussed to enhance the students' ability to gain successful employment and increase their understanding of the importance of developing a career strategy. Emphasis will be on social media management and communication skills relevant to the job market.
|Medical Office Procedures
|This course introduces the student to the core skills and knowledge required to perform administrative support in a wide variety of medical environments. The course emphasizes the interaction of people, technology, equipment, and administrative procedures in the medical environment. It combines a high level of caring about people and attention to the day-to-day details of running an efficient and organized practice, clinic, hospital department or unit, or allied health care facility. The importance of professional ethics, privacy, and confidentiality will be highlighted throughout the course.
|Health Systems Admin & Management
|Students will be introduced to the main concepts of health systems management including the collection, use, and disclosure of health records in an evolving health care landscape and technology environment. The current health information issues, standards, trends structure and function of health care communities in general, and health care facilities specifically, will be examined. The implication of legislation on health systems management will be explored. Principles of communication, leadership, change management of quality data and information, while maintaining security of health information throughout its lifecycle are addressed. The importance of professional ethics, legal and policy implications of health information systems privacy and confidentiality will be emphasized throughout the course.
|Medical Spreadsheet Applications
|In a medical office, creating, editing and analyzing data in spreadsheets is fundamental to successful practice management. Students will further their Excel knowledge by building complex formulae, manage range names, create tables and lists incorporating Excel's database capabilities, and apply advanced features to analyze, summarize, protect, and share data. The importance of professional ethics, privacy and confidentiality will be highlighted throughout the course.
|Project Mgmt & Organizational Structures
|Managing projects effectively includes the management of multiple factors, including teams, schedules, budgets, time, and quality. In this course, students will explore the methodologies of project management as well as the Project Management Institute's (PMI) knowledge areas in order to gain a thorough understanding of the tools and techniques used by Canadian managers. Through class discussions, independent and group experiential learning, students will develop skills to evaluate project objectives and priorities and create comprehensive project plans. Additionally, students will build on their interpersonal management techniques involving negotiation, conflict resolution, group dynamics and project leadership.
*Total program costs are approximate, subject to change and do not include the health and dental plan fee, bus pass fee or program general expenses.