Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma/MSc in Innovation and Improvement Science


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  • Typology


  • Methodology

    Distance Learning

  • Duration


  • Start

    Different dates available

  • Online campus


  • Support service



This course allows you to explore how to make better use of research and innovation to improve ways in which healthcare is organised and delivered for patient benefit.

It is a work-based course, requiring you to identify and implement service improvement projects in your own work context.

The course is designed to focus on key concepts:

Improvement science concepts
Evidence-based approaches
Quality improvement and measurement




Distance Learning


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To take into account

The Postgraduate Certificate focuses on the development of key underpinning knowledge and skills. There are progression routes to Postgraduate Diploma and MSc with increased emphasis on bespoke learning related to the delivery of innovation and improvement projects and you can choose from a range of optional modules in line with your specific needs.

Applicants working in a health care context. Usually three years work experience (clinical or nonclinical), which allows for the scope to undertake innovation and improvement projects. All applications require employer/ stakeholder support. For the Postgraduate Diploma/MSc, a Postgraduate Certificate in Innovation and Improvement Science is required.

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What you'll learn on the course

  • Innovation
  • healthcare
  • Development
  • Learning and Development
  • Learning
  • Techniques
  • Improvement Method
  • Investigating
  • Innovations
  • Improvement

Course programme


Postgraduate Certificate
  • Personal Learning and Development
  • Understanding Improvement Methods and Techniques
  • Work based Improvement Project (20 credits)
  • Plus two optional modules
Postgraduate Diploma/ MSc
  • Work-based enquiry methods for investigating innovations and improvement projects
  • Work-based healthcare innovation and improvement projects, varying in size and scope

Assessment: Coursework, including learning contracts, project proposals, reports, reflective commentary, and oral presentation.
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