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MH940 - Improving Safety and Quality in Health Care

  • Module code: MH940
  • Module name: Improving Safety and Quality in Health Care
  • Department: WMS, Postgraduate Taught & CPD
  • Credit: 20

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

This module will enable students to reflect on the challenges of improving healthcare delivery and specifically enhancing patient safety. NHS staff from all professions will need to acquire an understanding of analytic tools and techniques that help determine the system deficiencies and approaches to ensuring issues identified can be addressed. The module will incorporate the latest thinking relating to improvement models and the contribution of human factors to patient safety.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the module, students will be able to: Understand and critically appraise the evidence relating to variation in health system delivery and its contribution to patient safety; Understand and critically appraise a range of health service models of improvement; Demonstrate a critical understanding of systems thinking, assessment and measurement approaches involved in service improvement and patient safety; Understand and critically evaluate factors that create improved organisational performance and sustainable improvement in patient safety; Reflect on personal contribution to creating safer organisational cultures and continuous service improvement.

Timetabled teaching activities

5 days

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Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
20 CATS (Module code: MH940-20)
A (Assessed work only) Assessed Course Work 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

  • Postgraduate Taught Leadership for Healthcare (B9C3) - Year T
Optional Core