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MSc Quality and Safety in Healthcare

University of Leicester
Leicester, England, UK
Courses in UKCourses in England1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

Course description
The programme will attend to both theoretical and practical aspects of healthcare quality and patient safety; it will draw on the internationally renowned research of the SAPPHIRE (Social Science APPlied to Healthcare Improvement REsearch) and TIMMS (The Infant Mortality & Morbidity Studies) research groups as well as other experts at the University of Leicester.

The course offers a sound grounding in research methods, practice and theory in the field of healthcare quality and patient safety as well as developing key transferable skills in critical appraisal, academic writing, project management and communication.


– Quality and Quality Improvement in Healthcare
– Patient Safety
– Human Factors and Ergonomics for Patient Safety
– Measuring and Monitoring in Healthcare
– Leading, Managing and Organising Quality and Safety in Healthcare
– Quantitative Methods in Applied Health Research
– Qualitative Methods in Applied Health Research
– Plus a dissertation in the field of Quality and Safety in Healthcare

Modules shown above represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Teaching and assessment methods
Taught modules will use a variety of assessment methods, usually including oral presentations, assignments and written tests. MSc students will also be required to produce a dissertation relating to a healthcare quality and safety theme. Modules will usually be taught in blocks of two/ three days. Each student will be allocated a personal tutor as well as a supervisor for their dissertation.

Entry requirements
Candidates will normally have a relevant first degree (2:1 or higher), equivalent professional qualification or substantial equivalent experience in a relevant field (e.g. nursing). If English is not the first language, an IELT score of 7.0 overall will be required (with a minimum score of 6.5 in each element.)

Alternative formats
Elements of this programme are also delivered as a Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate or stand-alone modules. Please contact the Course Administrator on MScQSH@le.ac.uk for more information.

How to apply
CPD course in Quality and Quality Improvement in Healthcare will start in March 2017. Further CPD courses will run from September 2017.

There will be a full and part-time MSc intake in September 2017.

For more information contact visit ww.le.ac.uk/quality-safety-msc or contact Health Sciences on tel: +44 (0)116 252 5402 / email: MScQSH@le.ac.uk

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