Taught course

Quality Improvement

Institution
University of Dundee · School of Nursing and Health Sciences
Qualifications
PGCert

Entry requirements

The course is aimed at those who are working in a health or social care organisation and who have completed an undergraduate degree. Students undertaking this programme should be engaged in promoting quality improvement in some capacity across a range of settings. UK and international postgraduate students from a range of disciplines who have completed an undergraduate degree (or equivalent) will be eligible to undertake the programme.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The challenge to deliver safe and effective care whilst maximising the utilisation of resources remains a continuous challenge for all practitioners involved in health care both nationally and internationally. The six dimensions of quality are often referred to as safety, effectiveness, patient-centred, timeliness, efficiency and equity. Our course will explore all of these aspects.

On completion of this programme, you will be equipped to influence and lead quality improvements in practice, making a real difference in your place of work.

What's so good about studying Quality Improvement at Dundee

Here in Scotland, the NHS Scotland Healthcare Quality Strategy places significant emphasis on the provision of "high quality, person-centred, clinically effective and safe health care services".

The programme utilises professional expertise across the College of Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing and the School of Community Education & Social Work to enable you to develop sound theoretical knowledge regarding the principles and processes of quality improvement.

Participation in the development and planning of the programme has also been greatly assisted by Healthcare Improvement Advisers from Tayside Centre for Organisational Effectiveness and the Quality and Clinical Governance Lead from NHS Fife.

This course is taught by staff based in the College of Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing and the College of Arts and Social Sciences.

The MSc will be taught, primarily by distance learning, over a minimum of three years.

There are three exit points to this programme. Modules required for each are listed below:

Postgraduate Certificate in Quality Improvement (PGCert)

  • Quality Improvement in Action
  • Leadership, Change and Organisational Culture.

Postgraduate Diploma in Quality Improvement (PGDip)

  • Quality Improvement in Action
  • Leadership, Change and Organisational Culture
  • Developing Research and Evaluation Skills
  • One option module (30 credit points)


Masters in Quality Improvement (MSc)

  • Quality Improvement in Action
  • Leadership, Change and Organisational Culture
  • Developing Research and Evaluation Skills
  • One option module (30 credit points)
  • Dissertation

Information for international students

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Qualification and course duration

PGCert

distance learning
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Dr Sandra Hainey
Email
s.hainey@dundee.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1382 385942