Diploma in Health Services Administration (DHSA)
The Diploma in Health Services Administration (DHSA) program is designed to prepare students for a career in healthcare. It meets the needs of those currently employed in the healthcare sector as:
- administrators in small facilities
- employees in:
- community health
- long-term care
- primary care
- multi-service centres
- community health boards
The program provides a conceptual background for the increasingly complex tasks performed in:
- health institutions and agencies
- health-related government departments
Students complete the DHSA program using online technology on a full-time or part-time basis.
The Diploma in Health Servcies Administration (DHSA) is primarily designed for individuals wishing to pursue formal training in health administration [undergraduate level].
- Applicants must meet the Dalhousie University undergraduate admission requirements to warrant consideration of admission into this program.
- Applicants require university preparation (you may not apply from high school).
- Application forms can be completed online or downloaded and should be submitted as early as possible.
Application deadlines are:
- March 1 for September start
- November 15 for January start
A complete application consists of the following documents:
- A completed application form and fee
- An official transcript of the record of academic work done
- Mature students should include a letter indicating activities since leaving high school and reasons for expecting to successfully complete the DHSA if admitted
- One letter of reference (academic or professional)
- Resume/curriculum vitae
- TOEFL (international applications)
The one-year program features both academic and results-oriented curriculum. Students accepted into the DHSA program take the following half credit classes:
Fall Semester - Required Courses
HESA 4000 - Canadian Healthcare Delivery System
HESA 4004 - Healthcare Planning
HESA 4005 - Healthcare Financial Management
HLTH 4040 - Health Law for Non-Lawyers
HESA 4400 - Introduction to Healthcare Economics
DHSA students requiring 1/2 credit elective, can complete this during any time during their study.
The School of Health Administration offers an undergraduate Diploma program in Health Services Administration (DHSA). The academic objectives of this program are to
- provide education in health services administration for managers
- provide access to further education in Health Services Administrtion for such individuals.
The program is conducted through the Internet and web-based conferencing with a product called Brightspace (OWL). Students direct their own learning. Brightspace consists of a suite of tools for interactive exercises, such as group discussion, presentations, and information sharing.
The Diploma in Health Services Administration provides health services professionals with the skills required to:
- manage organizations and human resources effectively
- implement continuous quality improvement initiatives
- design efficient and effective health services systems
- apply principles of health care planning to health systems
- develop community partnerships
- navigate the complexity of the legal environment as it applies to health services administration
For further information regarding the program, write, email or call:
Faculty of Health Professions
School of Health Administration
Sir Charles Tupper Medical Building
5850 College Street, 2nd Floor
PO Box 15000
Halifax, Nova Scotia
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Sir Charles Tupper Medical Building
5850 College Street, 2nd floor
Halifax, NS B3H 4R2 Canada