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Health Workforce Studies Microprogram - University of Ottawa

Next course starts July 2023

CHWN has partnered with the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Social Sciences and the Professional Development Institute to offer an online, bilingual microprogram in Health Workforce Studies. The microprogram includes two courses, offered asynchronously in English and French:

Ontario graduate students can take the course through the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Social Science with approval from their home program.

Community members can take the course through the Professional Development Institute at the University of Ottawa.

CHWN has recently partnered with the Canadian College of Health Leaders to offer health leaders in Canada a new avenue to further their expertise in workforce planning, policy and management: a bilingual Health Leadership Specialty in Health Workforce Studies. 

Microprogram Graduates

Talia Bitonti HeadshotTalia Bitonti (April, 2023)

Registered Nurse - Ottawa Hospital Intensive Care Unit; Master of Science in Nursing - University of Ottawa

"As a healthcare worker, the Health Workforce Studies Microprogram provided me with additional knowledge and awareness of the interprofessional team which within I work; contributing to the collective strengthening of the team, and providing me with additional competence in applying education to practice and improving patient provided care."


Mia McDonald HeadshotMia McDonald (April, 2023)

Nurse Practitioner; Master of Science in Nursing - University of Ottawa

"I took the microprogram to learn more about the health system and to gain a better understanding of the challenges facing healthcare workers.  Having worked in various roles in health care in the last 20 years I've experienced the many of the challenges facing the healthcare system firsthand. Taking the microprogram has given me a broader perspective and knowledge about health workforce planning considerations, and I'm able to apply what I've learned in my everyday work."

Diane_Larissa_Sodea_Headshot_2.jpgDiane-Larissa Sodea-Bouko (April, 2023)

Support Worker - School of Nursing; Master of Science in Interdisciplinary Health Sciences - University of Ottawa

"I took this microprogram to prepare myself for my future role as a health service manager. It gave me a detailed understanding of the different healthcare professions and the requirements that go with them. It also gave me a general idea of health workforce planning."


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