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Bachelor of Health Administration - Learning outcomes

Graduates from the Bachelor of Health Administration (HADM) program will demonstrate the ability to:

  • Develop a broad base of foundational knowledge of health administration and health management concepts, theories, principles, practices and competencies in accounting, communication theory and practice, information systems, organizational behaviour, health economics, and health law.
  • Critically analyze existing and emerging ethical, global, political, legal and environmental issues and concerns when planning and administering programs in health services settings.
  • Justify decisions in health administration based on qualitative and quantitative analysis of data drawn from health research literature, government documents, and theoretical concepts derived from a range of relevant interdisciplinary sources.
  • Synthesize theory, research, and evidence-based practice through a lens of social justice and cultural diversity, while engaging in course work and working with communities, health organizations, and governments to improve health equity.
  • Propose strategies to address social and cultural issues that contribute to marginalization, poor health outcomes, and barriers to health equity.
  • Articulate beliefs, concepts, propositions, and arguments in coherent, concise, and technically correct forms that are informed by a critical analysis of disciplinary and interdisciplinary evidence.
  • Evaluate the quality and relevance of evidence and information on the basis of their sources, methods used to generate it, and motives of the authors recognizing the limits of these analytics limits, and one’s knowledge and ability to make sound judgements and recommendations to improve policy and practice in health administration.
  • Apply knowledge and information synthesized from personal, academic, service learning, professional, and/or community activities while consistently following legal, ethical and professional rules of conduct and academic integrity in the roles of learners and practitioners of health administration.

Possible career options

  • Health-Care Administrator/Hospital Administrator for rural hospitals or community health clinics/centres all across Canada
  • Administrator/Manager for long-term care facilities/nursing homes
  • middle management-level positions at large hospitals/health regions
  • Administrator/Manager at mental health facilities
  • provincial government’s departments of health and social services
  • Government of Canada departments of health and national defence
  • private health-care facilities and long-term care facilities
  • large and small consultant agencies in Canada as well as abroad
  • international organizations in Canada as well as in the world, such as WHO, CARE, World Vision, Global Affairs Canada and CUSO
  • religious organizations across the world

Updated November 23, 2021 by Digital & Web Operations (