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Clinical Human Factors and Patient Safety Course Survey

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06 Aug 2014


The University of Edinburgh is considering developing a Masters in Clinical Human Factors and Patient Safety to support clinicians in using evidence-based tools and techniques to improve the reliability and safety of everyday health care systems and processes.

The programme is part-time and would be taught completely online to fit alongside your current clinical employment.

In the first year the programme will give a broad introduction to the topics of human factors and patient safety followed by successive modules that investigate the effect of the individual, the team and the organisation play upon a culture of patient safety. The second year modules build on this knowledge by introducing the key concepts of observing and measuring and implementing change. By the end of the second year you will have a thorough understanding of the study area and the necessary toolkit with which to develop your own quality improvement initiative or patient safety research. We provide an opportunity for this research in the third dissertation year.

The University are proposing to offer this programme to Postgraduate Certificate level (12 months' part-time study), Postgraduate Diploma level (24 months' part-time study) and Masters level (36 months' part-time study). The tuition fee will most likely be in the region of £4,100 per year for both Home/EU and Overseas students.

Please take the survey to help the University determine demand for this programme.

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