MSc in Quality and Patient Safety Improvement

This new postgraduate programme has been co-designed by academic and clinical experts and aims to promote the application of scientific principles and theory in day to day practise.

It is designed for those planning or developing their career in the health and social care sector (public, private and voluntary) including clinical staff, professional managers and commissioners but is also suitable for those interested in education and teaching in this field and associated research, innovation and scholarship.

Applications are welcomed from UK and international students. Click here to find out more or to apply.

Course overview

The programme can be studied to the level of PGCert (60 credits), PGDip (120 credits) or MSc (180 credits). Listen to our programme leads describing the core modules:

Course overview - Bryn Baxendale

Course overview - Judith Tanner

PGCert modules

Fundamentals of quality and improvement science

Measurement and analysis of improvement

Applied human factors in healthcare

Organisational aspects of risk, safety and quality

PGDip modules

Leading and implementing change

Patient and public involvement in quality and safety improvement

Improving individual and team performance

Systematic reviews, quantitative and qualitative research methods

Research and improvement project methodology

Improving systems, processes and culture

Is this programme suitable for me?

The programme can be undertaken full-time over one year or part-time over a maximum of four years. The modules have been designed to appeal to course applicants from different professions and organisational roles.

Each module offers a blend of classroom-based teaching and access to a comprehensive suite of on-line learning resources designed by an award winning e-learning group.

Allied health professionals

Hospital doctors/medics

Healthcare managers and commissioners


Who delivers the programme?

The MSc is an interdisciplinary collaboration between Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust and University of Nottingham:

  • School of Health Sciences, University of Nottingham
  • Centre for Health Innovation, Leadership and Learning (CHILL, Nottingham University Business School)
  • Human Factors Research Group (HFRG), Faculty of Engineering, University of Nottingham
  • Trent Simulation and Clinical Skills Centre, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

Click here to find out more or to apply.

NHS Nottingham University Hospitals
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