Teesside University

Teesside University

Advancing Quality Improvement in Health and Social Care

The programme is designed to develop and equip critical champions and ambassadors for quality, safety and governance in health and social care and enables students to apply their comprehensive knowledge, understanding, expertise and advanced skills to lead the evidence-based enhancement of quality, safety and governance in health and social care settings. The programme is suitable for individuals from the public, independent and voluntary sectors from any professional background, including clinical and support services.

Entry requirements

Working in a health or social care setting or associated agencies. Applicants will normally have an Honours degree in a relevant subject or equivalent work-based experience. Applicants with other qualifications may be considered if they can provide evidence of their ability to study at Master's level.

Course modules

Year 1 core modules: principles and practice of safety and governance in health and social care; using evidence to advance quality, safety and governance in health and social care. Year 2 core modules: leading person-centred quality improvement in health and social care; using a human factors approach to quality improvement in health and social care. Year 3 core modules: dissertation: evaluating impact.

Assessment methods

A range of assessment modes are used throughout the programme. These include written assessments, such as an essay on the nature and use of evidence, analysis of a quality, safety or governance issue using a human factors approach, a business case and the final dissertation evaluating the change you have implemented. Other modes of assessment include a poster presentation or defence and an oral presentation with questions and answers.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PgCert Part-time September 2016 - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Teesside University Middlesbrough TS1 3BA North East

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Key information

Contact: 
School of Health and Social Care
Telephone number: 
01642 384176