Why study Emergency Health Services (EHS) Management at Dal?

Kick off your career in the medical field

Taking Dalhousie’s Diploma of Emergency Health Services Management is a great way to get your foot in the door if you are looking for a rewarding career in the healthcare system. Whether you want to work in emergency or disasters management, you’ll get the skills you need to succeed or move up the ladder in your current career towards a managerial role.  

Degree overview

Diploma: Diploma of Emergency Health Services Management, DEHSM
Faculty: Faculty of Health
Department: School of Health Administration
Campus: Online Delivery
Program Length: 1 year, part-time option
Program Start: September, January or Summer semester

What will I learn?

The Diploma in EHS Management is a one-year program and is completely delivered online. You’ll experience both an academic and results-oriented curriculum. In your first semester you’ll start by exploring topics related to healthcare planning and finances as well as laws pertaining to health. In your second semester you’ll dive into more in-depth topics such as management processes and human resources issues pertaining to EHS. This program also has a summer semester.

Sample courses:

  • Healthcare Financial Management
  • Health Law for Non-Lawyers
  • Quality Improvements in EHS

Visit the Academic Calendar to view degree options and course details.

Careers and future study

The Diploma in Emergency Health Services Management was designed by EHS professionals and is geared towards developing essential management skills to work in this field. Here are recent examples of alumni career paths:

  • EHS
  • emergency planning roles
  • managerial roles in EHS, disaster, or management agencies

The DEHSM provides an excellent foundation for those students interested in the Master of Health Administration program, which prepares students with the administrative skills and academic knowledge to assume leadership roles in either the private or public healthcare sectors.

Admission requirements

Undergraduate admission requirements vary based on your previous education and your intended program of study at Dalhousie. Learn about our admissions requirements, book a campus tour, or connect with an advisor if you have questions about your eligibility for admission.

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