Coming Soon: UBC Graduate Diploma in Pharmacy Leadership

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Coming Soon: UBC Diploma in Pharmacy Leadership

The University of British Columbia's Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences has recently announced a new Diploma in Pharmacy Leadership (DPL) program which is set to Launch in September 2024. 

The DPL program will equip pharmacists for roles demanding strong leadership, organizational behavior knowledge, and policy decision-making skills in clinical, corporate, regulatory, government, and academic organizations. A wide range of employers who contributed to the design of the program are searching for pharmacists with a broad perspective of the healthcare system and a solid understanding of how pharmacy connects with it.

With innovative curriculum collaborations and contributions from the UBC Sauder School of Business, the DPL program will graduate a new type of leader. The DPL is expected to attract pharmacists with leadership aspirations in their early to mid-career, who are ready to advance their skills in administrative, managerial, corporate, public health, primary care, regulatory, or government roles.

The DPL is designed to be completed in 12 months and will be delivered online thereby making it accessible and flexible for working pharmacists (only a small portion will be conducted in-person at the UBC Vancouver campus during Program Orientation). The curriculum includes 5 courses designed for the program objectives defined below:

  1. Apply principles of organizational behaviour and change management to the critique of existing leadership and practice models.
  2. Apply best practices and latest thinking, to current leadership issues, challenges, and opportunities confronting pharmacy.
  3. Apply the evidence supporting pharmacy decision- and policy-making to the design, development, and implementation of good healthcare policy.
  4. Apply specific models of communication and principles of conflict management to effectively lead in challenging circumstances.
  5. Interpret and apply best practices and pedagogical principles to lead and educate diverse audiences.
  6. Enhance and support leadership development in the self and in others that leverages individual strengths, values, and roles.

Details about the curriculum, the admissions process, and tuition coming very soon to the DPL website at:

UBC PharmSci Diploma in Pharmacy Leadership
Jul 07, 2023