Telfer School of Management
55 Laurier Avenue East
Ottawa ON K1N 6N5
Tel: (613) 562-5884
Toll Free: 1-(800) 965-5512
Fax: (613) 562-5912
Welcome to the Telfer School of Management
We are pleased to welcome you to the Masters of Science in Health Systems of the Telfer School of Management. The integrative approach proposed by the M.Sc. in HS program is unique and innovative and it will contribute to the development of an integrated and patient-centric system for delivering health services to Canadians.
Getting Started: Orientation
Orientation activities for the M.Sc. students have been planned for you during the first week of classes. It is important that you are on campus no later than Wednesday September 3, 2013.
2013-2014 TELFER M.Sc. Students ORIENTATION SCHEDULE (September 3, 2013) (to be posted in August)
You are cordially invited to the Graduate Students Orientation Week 2013 organized by the Community Life Service (CLS) in collaboration with the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.
The Graduate Students Association/Association des étudiant.e.s diplômé.e.s (GSAÉD) also invites you to participate to the orientation activities.
Conditions of Admission
Some of you may have conditions of admission (indicated on your Certificate of Admission) that must be satisfied before registration is allowed. We urge you to do so early to avoid any delays, and consequently, late registration fees.
- June 26, 2013: Registration for Fall and Winter sessions begins
- September 3, 2013: Orientation activities (to be posted in August)
- September 4, 2013: First day of classes
- August 28, 2013: Deadline to pay tuition fees
- Program Course Requirement
- M.Sc. 2013-2014 schedules
- Course Descriptions
- MHS Electives
- Course Syllabi
- Exams & Deferred Exams
As part of your degree requirements, you must complete required courses as well as elective courses. The recommended course of studies is as follows for full time M.Sc. in Health Systems:
|Fall Year 1||Minimum of 3 courses (9 credits) and Research Seminar|
|MHS 5301A Research Design Methodologies and the Conduct of Research (3 credits)|
|MHS 6380A Systems Analysis, Modeling, and Decision Support for Health (3 credits)|
|MHA 6000 level (at least 1.5 credits)|
|MHS 6990 Health Systems Research Seminar (1.5 credits) (compulsory every term until the 6 attendances have been reached)|
|Winter year 1||Minimum of 2 courses (6 credits)|
|Thesis Proposal completed|
|Spring/summer year 1||MHS 7998 Health Systems Research Internship (3 credits)|
|MHS 7999 (Thesis) (12 credits)|
|Fall year 2||MHS 7999 (Thesis) (12 credits)|
|Analysis and writing|
|Winter year 2||MHS 7999 (Thesis) (12 credits)|
|Writing, final Draft and defence|
|Spring/summer year 2||MHS 7999 (Thesis) (12 credits)|
|Final Draft and defence|
Please consult the M.Sc. in Health Systems program calendar for more information about the program requirements.
- M.Sc. 2013-2014 course offering: Fall 2013 - Winter 2014 (to be posted in June)
- Course descriptions: M.Sc. in Health Systems
MHS Electives:Students in consultation with their thesis supervisor will select elective courses in areas related to their research topics. Other courses from other graduate programs on or off campus are permissible with the approval of the thesis supervisor, the M.Sc. in Health Systems program director, and the appropriate program director in the case of courses in other faculties and academic units and institutions.
About MBA and MHA courses
M.Sc. students choosing MBA courses as electives will be restricted to MBA 5XXX section B only and ADM/MBA/MHA 6XXX. All prerequisites must be respected.
Scheduling information MBA and MHA courses are only indicated on the Telfer Timetables. The course offering section of the University website does not give these details. Should any changes to the schedules occur during the year, the timetables will be updated and registered students will be informed immediately by email using the uOttawa.ca email. Therefore, it is important to read your emails and consult the schedules on a regular basis.
A particularity of the MBA and MHA programs is that each session is divided in two blocks. Some of the courses are of six weeks’ duration worth 1.5 credits while others are twelve weeks for 3 credits. It is essential to verify the Timetables on the Telfer website for the start and end date of the blocks, statutory holidays' rescheduling, make-up class dates are indicated on the schedule (classes that fall on a holiday will be rescheduled).
It should be noted that the MBA and MHA courses DO NOT FOLLOW the University calendar sessional dates as the other graduate programs. For example, start dates are usually earlier, there is no study breaks in October nor February, etc.
Preliminary exam schedules for the courses for the blocks will be posted on the program website before the end of the block (AM/MBA/MHA courses) or term. Not all courses have mid-term or final exams. Students must make the necessary arrangements to attend the mid-term and final exams on the scheduled dates.
Requests to defer an exam must be submitted to the Graduate Office at least 2 weeks before the scheduled exam. Students may only request a deferral on the following grounds: exams conflict, illness, death in the family, unavoidable work-related commitment, and official religious holiday. Supporting documents will be required. Trips, unless they are work-related, and other personal commitments do not constitute valid reasons to defer an exam. Since the exam schedule is known in advance, it is expected that the exams take precedence over personal trips and commitments. No exception will be permitted. Should a deferral be granted, the exam will be rescheduled after the regular exam.
Change of Grade on the Record
Revisions and appeals
The University recognizes the right of every student to see, on request after grading, all documents that have been used to establish their grade for courses in which they are duly registered; the documents include those produced by the students themselves or evaluations written by supervisors (as part of work terms, clinical placements or internships).
The University also recognizes students' right to ask for a grade review and to appeal grades. The procedure to be followed is stipulated in Academic Regulation 10.3 which can be accessed at http://web5.uottawa.ca/admingov/regulations.html.#r43
Rabaska - Online Registration Procedures
How to access Rabaska
You should then consult your uoZone to confirm your fall registration and your statement of account.
Please consult the webpage Sessional Dates to find out about other important dates and deadlines.
It is important that your email and mailing addresses are up-to-date. If there have been changes since the time of your online application, please make the necessary updates on your Infoweb.
To facilitate the work related to your program, a laptop computer with wireless capabilities is highly recommended. Wireless access is available in the Desmarais Building. Many computer manufacturers sell laptops which are suitable.
For a PC, you will need the Windows 7 operating system. Note that the "home" version may have some restrictions such as network access (ie. Windows Domain logon).
Your professors, the Graduate Office and various university services, will be emailing you information which is deemed important. This will de done by way of a distribution list by program. The email address we will be using to communicate with you will be your @uottawa.ca account which will be activated once you are registered (please see your uoZone. if you are unsure of the email address). If you prefer using another e-mail address, then you must, through your Infoweb, set up the Forward function.
The details for the full-time M.Sc. program tuition fees are listed under the category ‘Other Programs’.
Payment of tuition fees is due by the deadline date of August 28, 2013 or a charge of $35 plus $10/day will apply for a maximum of $100. Registration completed after September 11, 2013 will add a penalty of $50 in late fees. Online banking is encouraged. Payment by cash or checks is handled by InfoService. Payment by credit cards is not available. Please allow between 3 to 10 working days, depending on the method of payment, for confirmation of payment to appear on your Infoweb.
Medical and dental fees
All students must have medical and dental coverage. You may be exempted of these fees if you are already covered by another plan. You will need to contact the Graduate Students' Association (GSAÉD) and provide the proof of coverage.
Delinquent financial account
Tuition and incidental fees must be paid prior to the beginning of each session. Any outstanding fees (unpaid tuition fees, late library fees, etc) will prevent registration for the next session, obtaining official documents such as transcripts, confirmation of registration, etc.
Books and related material
Approximately $1500 should be allocated towards the cost of books and other material during the course of your program.
Students are encouraged to apply for scholarships and awards which are available throughout the year. A list of available scholarships and the eligibility criteria are available on the following web pages:
Telfer School of Management :
Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies:
Recipients of an admission scholarship
For those who have been awarded an admission scholarship note that it will be deposited into your student account once you have officially registered. It will appear in your Statement of Account (see your Infoweb) 24 hours after your online registration.
IMPORTANT: the admission scholarships, worth $7,500 per year for a maximum of two years, cover most of the tuition fees. This amount is divided equally into three sessions and applied toward the tuition and incidental fees. Recipients are responsible for the payment of the balance.
The Telfer School of Management has a number of teaching, research, marker and proctor positions for full-time graduate students. See the web page Positions for Students for further details.
There may be opportunities for employment in other faculties or departments depending on your qualifications.
IMPORTANT: Full-time students are limited to a maximum of 10 hours/week per semester of paid employment on and off campus.
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