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Explore new and better ways of organising health and social care services to improve quality with this free CPD-certified Quality Improvement in Healthcare - The Case for Change course from University of Bath by FutureLearn.

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Overview

Why is quality improvement in health and social care systems so difficult? Why is it so challenging to bring in new and better ways of organising health and social care services?

Many reasons have been put forward: lack of money; lack of appropriate or complete knowledge; excessive and perhaps unnecessary regulations; and entrenched professional opinions and interests.

This Quality Improvement in Healthcare - The Case for Change course from University of Bath by FutureLearn  suggests that the main reason is complexity. Health and social care systems are inherently complex, with many interconnected activities and processes, and thus difficult to measure, analyse, change and improve.

By the end of the course, you'll be able to:

  • Identify what quality and process improvement entails, especially in a health and social care setting
  • Explain how quality improvement can lead to better outcomes for staff and organisations, including customers and/or patients
  • Gain confidence to start and lead a quality improvement project within your organisation
  • Identify how to access additional support, and get others to join with you in making improvements
  • Discuss how quality improvement can help you deal with complexity in organisational systems and identify how to improve key areas without worsening others
  • Explore how systems modelling and analytics techniques support quality improvement initiatives

Accreditation

This course has been accredited by the CPD Certification Service, which means it can be used to provide evidence of your continuing professional development.

Programme Structure

What topics will you cover?
  • Complexity and quality improvement in health and social care
  • Quality improvement theory: the Model for Improvement, an introduction to LEAN, an introduction to microsystems
  • Evaluating quality improvement: the lens of profound knowledge, measuring for improvement
  • Engagement and co-production
  • Systems modelling and quality improvement: modelling for demand and capacity problems and computer simulation modelling
  • Making the case for quality improvement

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 42 days
    • 3 hrs/week

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.

Language

English

Delivered

Online
  • Self-paced
  • No Attendance
  • Proactive tutoring and support
  • Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions)

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The course is designed for people working in health and social care organisations such as clinicians, allied health professionals, nurses, managers or administrators. 
  • People with a general interest in health and social care organisations, such as service users and carers, may also find the course of interest to them.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 USD for the full programme during 42 days.
  • National

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 USD for the full programme during 42 days.

Extra Benefits: From $99

Funding

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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