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PG Certificate (Postgraduate Certificate) Healthcare Improvement

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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 to three contact days are required for each of the three modules of this programme.
Start date September 2020

Programme overview

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 on the knowledge of leading academics from 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 an 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 2020/21

We charge an annual tuition fee. Fees for 2020/21 are as follows:

UK/EU: part-time
£5,170
Overseas: part-time
£9,210
Channel Islands/Isle of Man: part-time
£5,545

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.

Alumni scholarship

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 2020/21

Further information on funding for prospective UK, EU and international postgraduate students.

Programme structure

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.

Entry requirements

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:
Profile B
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.

Admissions statement

Read the programme admissions statement for important information on entry requirements, the application process and supporting documents required.

Admissions statement

Careers

A qualification in healthcare improvement prepares you for managing change in any setting, but particularly in 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.

How to apply
Application deadline:

2 July 2020

International students

Find out more about becoming a student at Bristol, applying for a visa and the support we offer to international students.

I chose Bristol because of its outstanding academic reputation. It's reassuring to be taught by people who truly love their subject - their passion becomes contagious.

Joyce

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.

Open days and visits

Find out more about opportunities to visit Bristol.

Register to attend our postgraduate open day, 20 November 2019.

Get in touch

David Grant Programme Director Phone: +44 (0) 117 331 1669 Email: dj.grant@bristol.ac.uk

39-41 St Michaels Hill
Bristol
BS2 8DZ http://www.bristol.ac.uk/health-sciences/chse/

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