Alpha International Academy connects international students seeking a quality post-secondary education with one of the leading colleges in Ontario. The Academy is affiliated with St. Lawrence College, who provides oversight over all curriculum, faculty, and operational quality for college-level programs delivered at Alpha’s Toronto campus. Students can learn how to apply through Alpha at: alphacollege.ca/how-to-apply and are considered enrolled at St. Lawrence College once admitted. Graduates receive a St. Lawrence College diploma or graduate certificate, depending on their course of study.
The Health Care Administration International Stream program is a business program that will provide health care practitioners with business and leadership fundamentals. The program is geared toward international students who have previous education and work experience in health care who wish to develop their managerial and leadership skills. The international stream provides a four semester option which has been designed to transition students to learning in Canada, becoming familiar with the Canadian Health Care system, and making international students career ready. The curriculum is geared toward providing a wide base of business skills in a health care context such as financial, communication, human resources, leadership, operations, and critical thinking. Graduates of the program would be suited for careers in entry or middle management positions in a wide variety of health care settings such as clinics, hospitals, and private facilities. The program is delivered over two 15-week semesters.
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This course will provide students with the skills to communicate effectively in a professional health care environment. Students will produce and communicate correspondence that reinforces strategic and operational goals of the organization. Students will be required to use a variety of research tools and technologies (including social media) to prepare and communicate effectively with a variety of stakeholders.
This course will explore the impact of managerial decision making on operational effectiveness. Topics included are project management, facilities management, supply chain, and effective service delivery. Students will become familiar with the environmental factors that affect health care operations and determine the impact on organizational resources.
This course will teach students the process of critical thinking and decision making and will apply these skills to solve management and leadership problems in health care. Students will use quantitative and qualitative data to support decision making. Students will practice managerial and leadership skills that support effective problem solving.
Students will research, prepare, and present in-depth analysis of a current managerial problem facing health care administrators. Students are expected to apply a wide variety of concepts presented in other courses including the impact of the problem on human resources, organizational culture, leadership, finances, operations, policy and strategic operational goals.
This course will provide students the opportunity to develop the necessary skills to manage staff, create a positive organizational culture, lead within a unionized workplace. The course will provide an overview of the Human Resources areas that most significantly impact a health care administrator, such as health and safety, training and development, and labour relations.
This course will provide an overview of the current legal landscape within Canadian Health Care with emphasis on Ontario. Students will explore the impact of legal decisions on the provision of service delivery, labour relations, policy, and other managerial functions. Students will also explore the role of institutional governance, accreditation, and risk management in health care.
This course will provide an overview of the techniques used to collect, analyze, and report quantitative and qualitative health care data. Students will be required to use research and critical thinking skills to interpret and present data. Students will be able to apply statistical analysis to support decision-making for strategic, organizational and quality improvement.
Students must have the following academic requirements to be eligible:
- Secondary School Diploma or mature student status;
- Minimum 2 or 3 - year Diploma or Degree from a recognised institution;
Applicants from non-English speaking countries must achieve the minimum requirements of:
- Overseas applications from China, India, Vietnam and the Philippines (SDS): Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0 issued in past 24 months
- All other applicants: Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0 issued in past 24 months
Students can also satisfy the English language proficiency requirement by successfully completing the ESL/EAP program offered at Alpha International Academy. Please visit the ESL/EAP Program information page for further information. For a complete list of the English proficiency tests we accept and SLC partnered ESL Pathway programs please visit St. Lawrence's proof of proficiency list.