This unique programme, offered by the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, will develop your expertise in patient safety, human factors and quality improvement and how this applies to practice, addressing:
- Human Factors applied to healthcare practice
- Systems improvement
- Improving individual and team performance
- Measuring improvement
- Engaging patients in improvement
- Improvement science methodologies
- How to lead and implement change
Students benefit from a strong practical element, as each module offers a mix of classroom-based teaching and access to a comprehensive suite of online learning resources, designed by an award winning e-learning group.
The programme has been designed by an interdisciplinary collaboration, involving leading academics in health science, business and human factors, with key input from NHS partners.
Collaborative partners include:
Programme content and delivery will be from nationally-recognised experts drawn from patient safety, improvement science and human factors. Our Advisory Board also includes national and international experts whose role is to highlight emerging developments in these fields.
The course aims to deliver safety in the delivery of healthcare, via:
- Broadening and deepening knowledge and skills in quality and patient safety improvement, including human factors and organisational systems
- The application of tools and techniques to explore practice-based problems
- Translating scientific and academic principles to practice
- Implementing sustainable solutions for improvement in the quality of patient care
Who is the programme for?
This course will benefit a broad audience, including:
- Those planning or developing their career in Health and Social Care (public, private and voluntary sectors). This includes:
- clinical staff (nurses, doctors, allied health professionals) from primary, secondary or community care services
- professional managers and commissioners involved in design and delivery of primary care, secondary hospital-based care, mental health, community and pre-hospital care services
- Those interested in education and teaching in this field and associated research, innovation and scholarship
- Patient safety departments
Applications are welcome from both UK and international students. Each application is considered individually and healthcare staff who do not have an undergraduate degree, but do have substantial experience, may still be able to apply. Please contact Judith Tanner for advice.
Download the course flyer (pdf)