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Program Overview

The proposed Graduate Diploma in Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Management and Innovation is targeted to enhance the competitiveness and employability of graduate students interested in pursuing careers in pharmaceutical and related health industries. Graduates of this program will possess the requisite knowledge, skills, and experience to make them ideal candidates to enter progressive career positions. The diploma will offer a combination of course work and practical experience to recent graduates in the health and science sectors (e.g. MD, MSc, PhD, PharmD) from across Canada and internationally.


This program is developed to specifically enhance relevant industry or institutional experience, practical knowledge of the process of commercializing medical innovation, and business acumen that would strengthen the competitiveness of new applicants for early-stage industrial/academic career opportunities. In the course work component, students will participate in seminars led by pharmaceutical and related health industry experts, engage in case studies of real-world problems and challenges, and prepare oral and written submissions that demonstrate effective teamwork and problem-solving skills. The internship with industry will provide an opportunity for the student to be immersed on a full-time basis with an employer in the private or government sectors, to acquire valuable hands-on experience and apply the knowledge and skills acquired during coursework.

Career Paths - Employment opportunities

Graduates of this diploma will have the knowledge and skills required to pursue advanced career prospects in the broader health sector, including but not limited to, opportunities with: Federal health departments and agencies (e.g. Health Canada, the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health); Provincial health ministries; Corporations (e.g. private insurance/pharmacy benefit management companies, pharmaceutical/medical device companies, contract research organizations or health service corporations that provide biopharmaceutical and commercial outsourcing services); Entrepreneurial ventures (e.g. start-up companies).

Method of Completion

The program will be 10 months in duration. Students will complete two online courses over one academic term, followed by a six month, full-time paid internship position with an external partner. It is anticipated that internship start dates will be in January.

Successful completion of the online courses is a requirement for progression into the internship.

Term 1 (4 months) complete:

  • Online – PHMI 871 (3.0 units) – Healthcare Innovation and Development
  • Online – PHMI 872 (3.0 units) – Healthcare Management and Commercialization

Term 2 (6 months) complete:

  • Internship – PHMI 873 (6.0 units) – Internship in Healthcare Management & Innovation

Learning Outcomes

  • Acquire and apply knowledge of historical approaches to, and contributions of, medical innovation to identify potential future directions of medical innovation and processes for commercialization.
  • Develop a broad understanding of the regulatory and compliance landscape in Canada and beyond to support approval of new therapeutics.
  • Gain exposure to leading roles in private or institutional healthcare organizations to build an understanding of the many scientific, medical, and commercial functions of these organizations, their responsibilities, and how they interface to develop and commercialize healthcare innovations.
  • Identify and utilize required professional skills to successfully interact with key stakeholders, colleagues, and customers in the healthcare ecosystem.

На каком факультете я буду учиться?

Faculty of Health Sciences

Варианты обучения

Очная (10 месяцев)

CAD$26,249.88 (1,596,011 руб) за 1 год
Начало обучения

Предполагаемое начало: Сентябрь 2021


Faculty of Health Sciences

Decanal Office,

18 Barrie Street,


Ontario (ON),

K7L 3N6, Canada

Вступительные требования

Для студентов, проживающих в Соединенных Штатах

Academic Prerequisites: The minimum standard of admission will be a B+ in a master’s program in Economics, Master of Financial Economics or equivalent qualification. Therefore, students must have their BA(H) as well as MA in order to take the RPRD program. Other Requirements : International applicants whose first language is not English or who have not recently studied for at least one complete year at a post-secondary institution where English is the official language of instruction, will be required to obtain satisfactory results in an English language proficiency test, as part of the application process, and before their application will be considered complete. A TOEFL total score of at least 600 (paper-based) or TOEFL iBT minimum scores of: writing (24/30); speaking (22/30); reading (22/30); listening (20/30), for a total of 88/120. Applicants must have the minimum score in each test as well as the minimum overall score.

Для иностранных студентов

A MD, PharmD, or PhD in biomedical, pharmaceutical or public health sciences from a recognized University

A minimum of an A- standing in the highest obtained Degree is required for program entry

Test Requirements

TOEFL - Test of English as a Foreign Language

Computer-Based Test: A minimum score of 250 and a minimum Essay Rating score of 5.0

Paper-Based Test: A minimum score of 600 and a Test of Written English (TWE) with a minimum score of 5.0
Internet-based test: A minimum score of 100 and a minimum score of 4 for writing

IELTS - English for International Opportunity - A minimum score of 7

MELAB - Michigan English Language Assessment Battery - A minimum score of 90

PTE - Pearson Test of English Academic - A minimum score of 70