Quality and Patient Safety Improvement

Nottingham University Business School

12 months
17910 GBP/year
10305 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This course is for healthcare professionals who wish to develop greater expertise in quality and patient safety improvement, with a strong emphasis on application in practice.


This unique programme, offered by the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, will develop your expertise in patient safety, human factors and quality improvement and how this applies to practice, addressing: 

  • Human Factors applied to healthcare practice
  • Systems improvement
  • Improving individual and team performance
  • Measuring improvement
  • Engaging patients in improvement
  • Improvement science methodologies
  • How to lead and implement change 


The course aims to deliver safety in the delivery of healthcare, via: 
  • Broadening and deepening knowledge and skills in quality and patient safety improvement, including human factors and organisational systems
  • The application of tools and techniques to explore practice-based problems
  • Translating scientific and academic principles to practice
  • Implementing sustainable solutions for improvement in the quality of patient care

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Fundamentals of safety, quality and improvement science 
  • Measurement and analysis of improvement in practice
  • Applied human factors in healthcare safety and quality
  • Organisational aspects of risk, safety and quality
  • Leading and following in the improvement process
  • Improvement, Power, professionalism and citizen leadership

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Lower Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

International students whose first language is not English are required to have satisfied IELTS requirement of 6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in any element). 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17910 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17910 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    10305 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10305 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.


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Quality and Patient Safety Improvement
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