UCL (University College London)

UCL (University College London)

Health and Medical Sciences (Quality, Information and Safety)

Healthcare professionals wishing to extend their understanding of issues relating to quality, information and safety are encouraged to apply for this specialised pathway. Teaching is delivered by specialists in their field and a student advisor supports students in selecting modules and in reviewing their personal development plan and career goals.

Entry requirements

A qualification in medicine or 1 of the other healthcare professions (such as MBBS, MPharm, RFHN (Family health nurse), SPGP (Specialist practitioner, general practice nursing); or a minimum of an upper 2nd Class UK Honours degree in a relevant discipline, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

Course modules

Core modules: healthcare quality and evidence based practice; options: choose 3 from the following: healthcare associated infection prevention, control and organisational aspects; information law and governance; leadership and professional development; legal and regulatory aspects of healthcare associated infection control; litigation, complaints and concerns (raising clinical standards); patient safety and clinical risk; quality improvement in healthcare; research methods in healthcare.

Assessment methods

Some modules are delivered through blended learning, combining formal contact time with academic staff, research fellows and guest speakers, and interactive online study using the virtual learning environment. Other modules are taught on campus through lectures, seminars and workshops. Assessment is through one examination (in the core module) and coursework.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgCert Variable £ 3,075 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
PgCert Variable £ 7,640 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bloomsbury Campus Camden WC1E 6BT South East

Key information

Admissions Officer
Telephone number: 
020 3549 5300