Understanding Improvement Methods and Techniques


  • History and development of Quality Improvement Science
  • Models and techniques for Quality Improvement and Improvement Science
  • Policy and context of Quality Improvement in health care
  • Organisational readiness for Quality Improvement

By the end of the course you will have developed

  • A critical understanding of the role of improvement science in a health care context
  • Knowledge and understanding of key models related to Quality and Improvement Science
  • An understanding about the improvement practices in relation to your own organisational role and context.

Duration, attendance and delivery

The course usually lasts approximately 10 weeks. The blended learning structure consists of online learning, workshops, tutorials, self-study, reflection, application of learning at work and the completion of assessment tasks.

Delivery via Online+


Typically your learning from this course will be assessed by asking you to evaluate your own practice as an improvement practitioner.

Entry Requirements

You will need to be in a work role (paid or unpaid) which allows you the scope to put the concepts learned into practice. This is a core course for students who are enrolled on the Postgraduate Certificate in Innovation and Improvement Science (exemption may be given via APL).

There are no formal qualification requirements for entry; we assess suitability on each individual application.

Start dates

  • April
  • October