PG Certificate (Postgraduate Certificate) Healthcare ImprovementFind a programme
|Faculty||Faculty of Health Sciences|
|Awards available||PG Certificate (Postgraduate Certificate)|
|Programme length||One year part-time|
|Location of programme||Clifton campus|
|Part-time study available||
Yes, part-time only
Two contact days are required for each of the three modules of this programme.
|Start date||September 2019|
The programme aims to create a new generation of healthcare professionals who understand, critically analyse and provide solutions for the challenges faced by health systems and healthcare organisations in the 21st century. It aims to equip students to manage the changes required to meet those challenges.
It is designed for anyone with an interest in pursuing a career in promoting, designing and delivering healthcare improvement initiatives. Students will be from a variety of professional backgrounds, including doctors, nurses, managers, systems design and other health professions.
The programme draws from the knowledge of both leading academics across disciplines and healthcare experts. It provides a comprehensive research-driven theoretical framework, along with practice-oriented knowledge and skills in patient safety, risk management, human factors and quality improvement healthcare initiatives.
There will be the opportunity to develop in-depth understanding of strategies to establish a culture of organisational learning, focusing on continued proactive improvement of healthcare delivery. You will be challenged to incorporate a number of healthcare related themes - leadership, simulation education, patient safety, innovation, team training and quality improvement - into a unified approach to deliver sustainable change.
Fees for 2019/20
We charge an annual tuition fee. Fees for 2019/20 are as follows:
- UK/EU: part-time
- Overseas: part-time
- Channel Islands/Isle of Man: part-time
Fees are subject to an annual review. For programmes that last longer than one year, please budget for up to a five per cent increase in fees each year. Find out more about tuition fees.
University of Bristol students and graduates can benefit from a ten per cent reduction in tuition fees for postgraduate study. Check your eligibility for an alumni scholarship.
Funding for 2019/20
Further information on funding for prospective UK, EU and international postgraduate students.
The Postgraduate Certificate in Healthcare Improvement comprises three units. Visit our programme catalogue for full details of the structure and unit content for our Postgraduate Certificate in Healthcare Improvement.
Applicants must hold a relevant professional qualification and be in full-time or part-time professional employment in a healthcare organisation.
See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.
English language requirements
If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.
Read the programme admissions statement for important information on entry requirements, the application process and supporting documents required.
A qualification in healthcare improvement prepares you for managing change in any setting, but particularly in a setting of healthcare.
Many healthcare professionals have clinical careers and continue to balance a clinical and academic career as clinical academics. Some combine their clinical career with dedicated roles in patient safety, risk management and quality improvement, while others use their qualification to critically evaluate their practice and the service they deliver, identify ways to improve it and implement sustainable change.
We are no longer accepting applications for this programme for 2019-20. Applications for 2020-21 will open in October 2019.
Find out more about becoming a student at Bristol, applying for a visa and the support we offer to international students.
REF 2014 results
- Public Health, Health Services and Primary Care:
- 50% of research is world-leading (4*)
- 36% of research is internationally excellent (3*)
- 12% of research is recognised internationally (2*)
- 2% of research is recognised nationally (1*)
Results are from the most recent UK-wide assessment of research quality, conducted by HEFCE. More about REF 2014 results.