Imperial College Business School

Patient Safety

Imperial College Business School
In London

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Important information

Typology Postgraduate
Location London
Start Different dates available
  • Postgraduate
  • London
  • Start:
    Different dates available
Description

The Postgraduate Certificate focuses on quality improvement, how health systems and policies relate to safety, social impact and human factors.
The Postgraduate Diploma expands on these by including how to introduce innovation into healthcare, safety systems, decision making and leadership.

Facilities (1)
Where and when
Starts Location
Different dates available
London
South Kensington Campus, SW7 2AZ, London, England
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Starts Different dates available
Location
London
South Kensington Campus, SW7 2AZ, London, England
See map

Frequent Asked Questions

· What are the objectives of this course?

The Postgraduate Certificate focuses on quality improvement, how health systems and policies relate to safety, social impact and human factors.

The Postgraduate Diploma expands on these by including how to introduce innovation into healthcare, safety systems, decision making and leadership.

The MSc takes this further still with the development of a research project based in one of the many areas of patient safety.

MSc students may be able to carry out their research project in their own place of work. This will allow them to embed the knowledge and skills they have learned into their own area of practice.

Applicants must apply for the PG Certificate in the first instance. If you successfully pass the Certificate you may choose to progress to the Diploma. Passing the Diploma successfully allows progression to the MSc. 

Having successfully completed the PG Cert, you can return in later years to complete either the PG Diploma or MSc as long as the PG Diploma is completed within four years of registering for the PG Certificate and the MSc is completed within five years of registering for the Postgraduate Certificate. 

· Requirements

All applicants must apply online.

You can usually apply for up to two courses, although your second choice will only be considered if your first-choice application is unsuccessful.

Most courses don't have a formal closing date, but popular courses close when they are full, so you should apply early to avoid disappointment. There may also be funding deadlines that apply to you.

You will need to upload documents with your applications, which may include transcripts and degree...

What you'll learn on the course

IT
systems
Project
Teaching
Decision Making
Innovation
Leadership

Course programme

Core modules

Modules shown are for the current academic year, and are subject to change depending on your year of entry.

The Postgraduate Certificate and Diploma each cover four core modules. Each module is delivered by one week of face-to-face teaching with experts in patient safety. Teaching methods used include:

  • lectures
  • seminars
  • group discussions
  • practical workshops
  • site visits

Self-directed learning will be required to build on this week of teaching to develop a full understanding of the intricacies of the subjects involved. To do this, material will be provided as a basis for further learning.

There are a number of case studies and group work throughout the programme, which are not formally assessed, but which will allow you to receive feedback from group leaders and your peers.

Postgraduate Certificate modules
  • Improvement in Practice
  • Health Systems and Policy in Developed and Developing Countries
  • Social Impact of Patient Safety
  • Human Factors in Organisations
Postgraduate Diploma modules
  • Innovation
  • Safer Systems
  • Decision Making
  • Leadership
Research project

If you progress to the MSc you will undertake an independent research project under the supervision of an academic member of staff. You will benefit from one-to-one meetings with your supervisor.

The research project will be assessed at different stages, with the academic supervisors providing input into methodologies and interpretation of results.


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