Certificate in Legal Aspects of Healthcare Administration

Effective healthcare leaders are knowledgeable about the law

The certificate will be reoffered in 2020

Dalhousie University, School of Health Administration

Halifax, Nova Scotia

Health care professionals and administrators navigate an increasingly complex and challenging legal landscape. The Certificate in Legal Aspects of Healthcare Administration will prepare you to operate effectively within a rapidly evolving legal environment, and distinguish yourself as a legally informed leader in your organization.

During the five-day intensive program, you’ll focus on the intersection of law and the Canadian healthcare system through a blend of lectures, case-based analysis, practical problem solving, peer-to-peer discussion and debate. The program addresses real-world legal issues that are of critical importance to leaders in both the public and private health sectors, with instructors who are leading legal scholars and senior practitioners.

The certificate will:

  • Broaden your understanding of Canada’s legal system
  • Expand your knowledge of fundamental and emerging legal issues in healthcare delivery
  • Provide strategies to effectively deal with potential legal problems
  • Equip you to be a more informed consumer of legal information, including legal counsel opinions
  • Enhance your ability to lead in a highly regulated environment
  • Introduce you to a network of health leaders facing similar issues
  • Give you the knowledge to meaningfully participate in law reform initiatives that impact your organization or profession

What will I learn?:

  • Introduction to the Canadian Legal System
  • Health System Governance
  • Institutional Governance
  • Employment Law
  • Labour, Human Rights, Occupational Health and Safety Law
  • Tort Liability and the Litigation Process
  • Regulation of Health Professionals
  • Privacy and Confidentialty of Health Information

Who should attend?

  • Health practitioners including physicians, nurses, pharmacists, occupational therapists, dentists and physiotherapists
  • Senior staff and executives from private and public healthcare organizations including individuals from:
    • Human Resources
    • Risk Management
    • Quality Assurance
    • Patient Safety
    • Unions
    • Licensing Bodies
    • Information Management
    • Professional Associations

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What participants are saying:
Participants

"Program exceeded my expectations. The caliber of the lectures and program delegates provided for an extremely enriched learning environment. Highly recommend!"
P. Brar, Alberta Health Services

"This is an invaluable program that I strongly recommend for any healthcare profession or Board of Director Member."
J-M. Fiala, MRI Marketing and Business Development