Quality Improvement and Measurement in Health Care

Overview

  • Quality improvement – a key foundation to improving health care
  • Measurement practice in health care
  • Tools and techniques for measuring Quality Improvement
  • Interpreting and using measurement in Quality Improvement
  • Managing data into meaningful information

By the end of the course you will be able to demonstrate a good understanding of key principles and techniques related to quality improvement and measurement in health care. You will be able to identify and evaluate different approaches for application into your own working context.

Duration, attendance and delivery

The course usually lasts approximately 10 weeks. 

The delivery of this module is through our online+ model for distance learning consisting of online learning, self-study, reflection, discussion and sharing learning with and from others, application of learning to your organisational context and the completion of assessment tasks. There is also the opportunity for students who value face-to-face workshops to attend optional themed workshops.

Assessment

At the end of the course you will undertake an assessment. This is an applied work based assessment rather than a theory based essay. This means that typically you will be required to apply what you have learnt to your context at work, evaluating concepts for their applicability and usefulness.

The assessment format may be a reflective account, a project report, a presentation or portfolio of evidence; all being the equivalent of 2000 words in length.

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

Start dates

  • January
  • June