Applicants must hold a relevant professional qualification and be in full-time or part-time professional employment in a healthcare organisation.
Months of entry
This innovative distance learning programme aims to create a new generation of healthcare professionals who are able to understand, critically analyse and provide solutions for the challenges faced by health systems and healthcare organisations in the 21st century.
Designed for those with an interest in pursuing a career in promoting, developing and delivering healthcare improvement initiatives, you will currently be working in a variety of professional backgrounds, as doctors, nurses, managers, in systems design and other health professions.
The programme draws on the knowledge of leading University of Bristol academics from across disciplines and healthcare experts from industry, benefiting from research excellence in health service provision. It provides a comprehensive research-driven theoretical framework, along with practice-oriented knowledge and skills in patient safety, risk management, human factors and quality improvement healthcare initiatives.
There will be the opportunity to develop an in-depth understanding of strategies to establish a culture of organisational learning, focusing on continued proactive improvement of healthcare delivery. You will be challenged to incorporate a number of healthcare-related themes (leadership, simulation education, patient safety, innovation, team training and quality improvement) into a unified approach to deliver sustainable change. You will also have the opportunity to pursue a project relevant to healthcare improvement, where possible applying your learning to your own place of work.
This online programme is delivered through a blend of live online teaching sessions, recorded content, activities and web-based discussions. Through collaborative learning environments, you will network and learn from peers from a variety of healthcare backgrounds. Distance learning offers you the flexibility to study from anywhere in the world, allowing you to manage your own time and resources efficiently whatever your personal and professional commitments.
Information for international students
See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.
Fees and funding
Funding is sometimes available through organisation sponsorship, or more commonly through a combination of individual and organisation funding.
Further information on funding for prospective UK and international postgraduate students.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- part time12 months
- Distance learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Enquiries Team
- +44 (0) 117 394 1649