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Patient Safety and Clinical Risk PGCert (Work Based)

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  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements Candidates who do not have English as their first language will be required to satisfy the current minimum English language requirements for all prospective students to The University of Leeds. It is expected that students will have IELTS: 6.5 overall. Academic Requirements: An undergraduate degree (with a minimum 2.ii classification). This will be in a relevant subject, such as medicine, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, other healthcare disciplines, management or psychology. In all cases the degree held must be from a recognised institution. In exceptional circumstances, extensive relevant professional experience may be acceptable in place of a formal academic qualification provided that the prospective candidate can demonstrate that they have previously attained a level of sufficient academic achievement that will enable them to actively participate in the course. Access to a computer and the Internet, as well as experience of using word processing packages and a valid and regularly used email address.
  • Academic Title
    Patient Safety and Clinical Risk PGCert (Work Based)
  • Course description
    This work based programme is entirely web based and the first in the UK It allows you to work at a time and place that is most convenient to you.

    15 weeks per module

    School of Medicine
    The School of Medicine is a unitary department headed by the Dean of the School. In addition to its main responsibilities for the delivery of undergraduate and postgraduate medical education the School has a commitment to high quality research which is undertaken under the auspices of three research institutes: Leeds Institute of Molecular Medicine (LIMM), Leeds Institute of Genetics, Health and Therapeutics, and the Institute of Health Sciences and Public Health Research.

    What you study
    The programme is delivered by a collaboration between the School of Medicine at the University of Leeds and the Medical Protection Society (MPS Risk Consulting).
    Module 1 Patient Safety & Clinical Risk – Principles into Practice .
    This module offers an ideal introduction for clinicians and other healthcare professionals, health service managers and members of NHS trust boards and healthcare charities.
    Main areas covered:

    -Describe the principles of risk and apply them to healthcare
    -Critically apply medico-legal principles to the working environment
    -Critically analyse healthcare policy and strategy for managing clinical risk
    -Apply the tools and techniques for identifying, managing and minimising adverse clinical events
    -Receive, analyse and respond appropriately to complaints about clinical management
    -Communicate information, ideas, problems and solutions relating to clinical risk, to patients and colleagues

    Module 2 Patient Safety & Clinical Risk Implementation
    The aim of the module is to enable participants to apply an action research approach to implementing and improving patient safety and clinical risk management in their organisation
    Main areas covered:
    -Critical application of the principles of action research to organisational change
    -Consider the ethical aspects of action research
    -Use of a variety of organisational diagnostic methods
    -Choose appropriate research methods for data collection
    -Development of an implementation strategy, including approaches to organisational change
    -Critically evaluate alternative strategies
    The programme is delivered entirely online with resources and activities, including online discussions

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