Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University

Healthcare
Quality & Safety
Master of Science (MS-HQS) &
Graduate Certificate

Curriculum


There are three 14-week terms per year running from September to July.  Students can begin in the fall (September) or spring (January) terms. This flexibility enables students to complete the graduate certificate in one to two years and the master's degree in two to four years depending on their pace through the program.

All courses are offered asynchronously online using best practices and interactive learning, and are taught by practitioner faculty with years of experience and recognized expertise.

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Healthcare Quality & Safety (HQS)

 
Course
Graduate Certificate
U.S. Track
Graduate Certificate
International Track
MS-HQS
U.S. Track
MS-HQS
International Track
  18 credits
6 courses
18 credits
6 courses
39 credits
12 courses + Capstone
39 credits
12 courses + Capstone
U.S. Healthcare Organization & Delivery X   X  
Comparative Health Systems   X   X
Introduction to Healthcare Quality & Safety
X
  X  
Introduction to International Healthcare Quality & Safety
  X   X
HQS Measurement & Outcomes Analysis X X X X
Tools & Methods for HQS Improvement X X X X
Essentials of Population Health
X X X X
Health Economics X X X X
Fundamentals of Health Statistics
    X X
Organization Development & Change in Health Care     X X
Advanced HQS Tools & Methods in Clinical Settings     X X
Elective     X X
Elective     X X
Capstone Seminar     X X
Capstone Project     X X

Healthcare Quality & Safety Management (HQSM)

 
 Course MS-HQSM
  30 credits
9 courses + Capstone
Prerequisite: AAPL 125 hour training or earned MBA/MHA
X
U.S. Healthcare Organization & Delivery X
Introduction to Healthcare Quality & Safety
X
Fundamentals of Health Statistics
X
HQS Measurement & Outcomes Analysis X
Tools & Methods for HQS Improvement X
Essentials of Population Health
X
Organization Development & Change in Health Care X
Advanced HQS Tools & Methods in Clinical Settings X
Elective
X
Capstone Seminar & Project (joint course) X

International Healthcare Quality & Safety (HQSi)

 
Course
Graduate Certificate MS-HQSi
  15 credits
5 courses
30 credits
9 courses + Capstone
Prerequisite: ISQua online trainings
X X
Comparative Health Systems X
X
Health Informatics & Population Health Analytics X X
HQS Measurement & Outcomes Analysis X X
Tools & Methods for HQS Improvement X X
Health Economics
X X
Organization Development & Change in Health Care   X
Advanced HQS Tools & Methods in Clinical Settings   X
Essentials of Population Health
  X
Comparative Health Law   X
Capstone Seminar & Project (joint course)
  X