Taught course

Leading Quality Improvement

Institution
Bangor University · School of Healthcare Sciences
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

2(ii) Honours degree or equivalent professional qualification or 3years professional experience with demonstrable ability to study at Level 7. Credit transfer and Accreditation for Prior Experiential Learning (maximum 40 credits at Level 7) will be possible. If credit transfer is sought for taught research methods modules, then this should have been completed within the last 5 years.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This MSc in Leading Quality Improvement provides students with a rigorous framework for the development and synthesis of empirical, professional and organisational knowledge and skills as the basis for improving the quality of healthcare.

The programme will adopt a broad perspective on healthcare quality encompassing three themes:

  • Effectiveness (e.g. the use of evidence);
  • Efficiency (e.g. service reliability);
  • Acceptability (e.g. the service user experience).

Attention will be paid to the full range of components of improving quality, including public policy and organisational strategy; governance and risk management; leadership; professional behaviour change; and service user involvement.

The MSc will provide a focus for ‘research into teaching’ around the School of Healthcare Sciences’ research expertise in implementation. A significant element of the course is structured around Prof. Rycroft Malone’s Promoting Action on Research Implementation in Health Services (PARIHS) framework giving students an insight into and understanding of cutting edge implementation issues in a modern healthcare environment.

Information for international students

International applicants – English language requirement - IELTS 6. No element below 5.5. (or equivalent) OR specific English language country requirement AND application must include personal statement.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
36 months

Course contact details

Name
Professor Debbie Roberts
Email
s.metcalfe@bangor.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1248 383112