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.
Information on the research groups can be found at:
SAPPHIRE - http://www2.le.ac.uk/departments/health-sciences/research/soc-sci
TIMMS - http://www2.le.ac.uk/departments/health-sciences/research/timms
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.
Current compulsory modules include:
•Quality and Quality Improvement in Healthcare
•Human Factors and Ergonomics for Patient Safety
•Measuring and Monitoring in Healthcare
•Leading, Managing and Organising Quality and Safety in Healthcare
with two research methods modules:
•Quantitative Methods in Applied Health Research
•Qualitative Research in Applied Health esearch
Modules shown 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. 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.