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Patient Safety and Clinical Human Factors (Online Learning)

The University of Edinburgh

36 months
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5735 GBP/year
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About

This 3-year part-time online MSc programme in Patient Safety and Clinical Human Factors (Online Learning) at The University of Edinburgh aims to support any graduate health care professionals - ranging from nurses to surgeons and anaesthetists - in using evidence-based tools and techniques to improve the reliability and safety of everyday health care systems and processes. 

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Overview

As an applicant of this MSc programme in Patient Safety and Clinical Human Factors (Online Learning) at The University of Edinburgh , you will be looking to distinguish yourself as being experienced in patient safety and looking to move towards specialising or taking a management lead in this field. The programme will draw on teaching materials from a global network of enthusiasts. 

Due to the unique, completely online nature of the teaching, the programme is an attractive option if you are a professional wishing to secure academic credit or a higher degree in patient safety and are unable to commit to attend on-campus teaching.

Career opportunities

As a graduate of this programme, you may be looking to develop specific skills in this area within your current position. You may also be looking to secure an appointment as a patient safety officer, a position that is increasingly promoted and advertised in the UK.

We anticipate that this qualification would not necessarily result in a change in career for graduate health care professionals so much as develop your current role.

The demand for individuals with knowledge and skills in teaching and assessing patient safety and quality improvement is growing rapidly. Both NHS England and Scotland are driving initiatives in this area and this is being observed globally.

As a graduating student, you will have a significant advantage in signalling not only your commitment to patient safety and quality improvement, but you will have also demonstrated the skills needed in identifying and measuring patient safety risks from a Human Factors science perspective.

You will also gain the ability to apply quality improvement methodology to make effective changes to improve safety. These skills are highly sought after particularly within the NHS and other developed health care systems.

Programme Structure

Year 1

  • Clinical Human Factors and ergonomics in Healthcare
  • Individual and team skills

Year 2

  • Learning from current practice and governance 
  • Training for safety
  • Quality improvement for safer practice

Year 3

  • Dissertation and independent improvement project 

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits
  • 60 credit = PgCert
  • 120 credit = PgDip
  • 180 credit = MSc

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in any healthcare-related subject, including but not limited to medicine, biomedical science, veterinary science, pharmacology/pharmacy, nursing, or psychology. Candidates currently working in healthcare-related industries with degrees in life sciences, social sciences, economics, management, or other related disciplines are also encouraged to apply.
  • We may also consider your application if you have relevant work experience in a related scientific area, for example hospital or primary care for 3 or more years. Experience in patient safety or quality improvement would be advantageous. Please contact the programme team to check before you apply. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    5735 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5735 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    5735 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5735 GBP per year during 36 months.

Funding

UK government postgraduate loans

If you live in the UK, you may be able to apply for a postgraduate loan from one of the UK’s governments. The type and amount of financial support you are eligible for will depend on your programme, the duration of your studies, and your residency status.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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