The Health Quality Programs are the first of their kind, specializing in linking theory and practice in health quality, risk, and safety. We offer interdisciplinary courses, led by leaders in their fields, valuable international experience and convenient distance learning. Unparalleled in its scope, the Master of Science in Healthcare Quality (MScHQ) and Doctor of Philosophy in Health Quality (PhDHQ) address the growing need for interactions across disciplines, professions and communities. Join us on the forefront of improving health quality, risk, and safety in Canada and worldwide.
In 2012, the Master of Science in Healthcare Quality (MScHQ) was launched at Queen’s University with an enrollment of 20 students. In September 2018, the Doctor of Philosophy in Health Quality (PhDHQ) launched at Queen’s University.A core value of these programs is our interdisciplinary approach reflected in the professional backgrounds of our students and faculty (e.g., engineering, law, medicine, nursing and pharmacy). Currently, we have more than 100 students enrolled in the 2020-21 academic year from across Canada and around the world.
We recognize that the sciences of quality, risk and safety are advancing and, as a program, we have a key role in this advancement both in the continued evolution of our program and the education of our students. Our goal is to advance the healthcare quality agenda and prepare leaders that will be at the forefront in both the global advancement of the science and practice of healthcare quality. We are committed to providing our learners with the optimal program that is based on the best available evidence to enable us to lead transformational change within the health system.