Taught course

Innovation and Improvement Science

Institution
Lancaster University · Centre for Training and Development
Qualifications
MScPGCertPGDip

Entry requirements

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 PgDip/MA a PgCert in Innovation and Improvement Science is required. You may also make a claim (APL) to gain credits for exemption from some modules.

Months of entry

October

Course content

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

Modules

· Personal Learning and Development

· Evidence Based Improvement Science

· Plus optional modules and projects

The MSc includes:

· Work-based enquiry methods for investigating innovations and improvement projects

· Work-based healthcare innovation and improvement projects, varying in size and scope depending on the target award

Information for international students

IELTS: At least 6.5 overall (minimum element scores apply).

Fees and funding

UK students
£7254 total or £403 per 10 credit module
International students
£15,516 total or £862 per 10 credit module

www.lancaster.ac.uk/pgfunding

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24 months

PGCert

part time
12 months

PGDip

part time
6 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Coordinator
Email
cetad@lancaster.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1524 593318