The information provided on this page was correct at the time of publication (November 2022). For complete and up-to-date information about this course, please visit the relevant University of Oxford course page via www.graduate.ox.ac.uk/ucas. As a healthcare professional taking the Postgraduate Certificate in Patient Safety, you will gain a deeper understanding of the factors influencing patient safety, how these factors interact with each other and how to investigate safety problems. You will learn about quality improvement approaches and how to work with complex systems so as to improve care for patients. The Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) in Patient Safety is a part-time course for healthcare professionals, offered by the Department for Continuing Education in collaboration with the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences. It can be completed in one year (though two years is possible), and consists of three modules, each a week long and taught in Oxford. The department provides online support and e-Library access for distance learning on either side of the Oxford-based weeks. The PGCert in Patient Safety is designed to give you an understanding of:
- the basic science behind quality improvement methods including technical, psychological and organisational factors
- techniques for implementing, sustaining and measuring systems change
- techniques for improving safety in healthcare including human factors, design and ergonomics
- There is a growing evidence base that quality improvement and human factors-based projects in healthcare have real impact on clinical outcomes for patients.
- Quality Improvement Science and Systems Analysis
- Human Factors, Teamwork and Communication.
- Leadership and Management in Health Care
- Becoming a Clinical Educator
- Healthcare Innovation and Technology.
For complete and up to date information about this course please visit the relevant University of Oxford course page via www.graduate.ox.ac.uk/ucas.
Fees and funding
No fee information has been provided for this course