Diploma in Emergency Health Services Management (DEHSM)

The School of Health Administration offers an undergraduate diploma program in Emergency Health Services Management (DEHSM). The program meets the need for an educational program for students interested in emergency health services management and for mid-career managers working in the Emergency Health Services systems in Canada. The academic objectives of the program are to provide education in emergency health services management for potential managers of emergency health services organizations, and to provide access to further education in Health Services Administration and Emergency Health Services for such individuals.

The program is designed for professionals working in emergency and/or first responder settings.  Students may complete the DEHSM on a full-time or part-time basis.

The program is conducted through the Dalhousie e-learning. The Dalhousie e-learning platform consists of a suite of tools which provide mechanisms for interactive exercises, such as group discussions, presentations, and information sharing.

NOTE: Courses offered through the e-learning format are assessed a per course Distance Education Fee (DEF) in addition to the course-based tuition.

A. Application Procedure

Applicants must meet the university’s undergraduate admission requirements to be considered for admission into the program. Applicants require university preparation (you may not apply from high school). Prospective students should submit a letter outlining their work experience and other activities with their application, fee and academic transcripts. In addition, students are required to submit a current resume and at least one letter of reference with their application to the diploma program.

Students may be considered for advanced placement if they have completed courses equivalent to the required or elective courses. Application for advanced placement must be made in writing after an applicant has been accepted to the program.

Further information on the Diploma in Emergency Health Management program may be obtained from:
School of Health Administration, Dalhousie University
Sir Charles Tupper Medical Building
5850 College Street, 2nd floor
PO Box 15000
Halifax, NS B3H 4R2

Application forms are available online at www.dal.ca/admissions/apply. Deadline for September admission is March 1, November 15 for January admission and March 15 for May admission.

B. Curriculum

Fall term

Winter term

  • HESA 4010.03: Management Process and Human Resource Issues in EHS
  • HESA 4020.03: Quality Improvement in EHS
  • HESA 4200.03: Epidemiology for Managers

Summer term