The MSc in Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (QIPS) is designed for all healthcare professionals including physicians, nurses, allied health, improvement specialists, and administrators.
QIPS prepares students with the theory, knowledge, and practical skills required to design, lead, and evaluate transformative quality improvement and patient safety initiatives at the micro, meso, and macro levels.
QIPS provides students with a unique opportunity to apply their course based learning in real time as they develop and lead a comprehensive improvement project within and beyond their professional context. The program is intentionally designed to synchronize in class learning and assignments, faculty, mentor and peer to peer feedback with students’ project progress. Students complete the program with an enhanced understanding and critical appreciation of how to successfully navigate the complexity and uncertainty of healthcare to make lasting improvement.
Become a Change Leader
Develop leadership and change theory skills to successfully lead improvement and enhance patient safety across the healthcare system.
Create Lasting Connections
Become part of an extensive network of healthcare leaders and make lasting connections with faculty, peers, alumni, and the broader IHPME and DLSPH community.
Apply masters’s level learning while working without disrupting your career.
Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (QIPS) Careers
The interdisciplinary and applied curriculum equips QIPS graduates to take on increasingly senior leadership, improvement and patient safety roles within professional practice, academia and the broader healthcare system.
Graduates of the program have found professional opportunities in diverse settings including:
- A wide variety of healthcare organizations including community-based, primary and acute care
- Academia and research institutes
- Government agencies
- Global health agencies
Graduates have roles including:
- Clinical directors of quality and safety including by discipline and/or profession
- Administrators including managers, directors and VPs of quality, safety, patient services
- Faculty in improvement and patient safety programs across Canada including developing new QIPS programs across the country
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QIPS Program Director
Oversees management of the QIPS Program
Phone Number: (416) 946-3486
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Coordinates student records, graduate funding, and student-related awards.
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Manages admissions and responds to all related inquiries.
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Coordinates various graduate initiatives including defences, student events, and graduation.
QIPS Program Assistant
Phone Number: 416-946-8542
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Manages the QIPS courses including enrolment, grades, and access to Quercus
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Coordinates details involving student placement and experiential learning