Quality Improvement in Healthcare: The Case for Change

Online Course

Future Learn
Quality Improvement in Healthcare: The Case for Change

What is the course about?

Quality Improvement in Healthcare: The Case for Change
The course Quality Improvement in Healthcare: The Case for Change is an online class provided by University of Bath through Future Learn. It may be possible to receive a verified certification or use the course to prepare for a degree.

Explore new and better ways of organising health and social care services to improve quality with this free CPD-certified course.

Course description
  • 6 weeks
  • 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 course 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • University of Bath
  • The University of Bath is one of the UK’s leading universities both in terms of research and our reputation for excellence in teaching, learning and graduate prospects.

Prerequisites & Facts

Quality Improvement in Healthcare: The Case for Change

Course Topic

Healthcare & Medicine

University, College, Institution

University of Bath

Course Skill Level

Course Language

English

Place of class

Online, self-paced (see curriculum for more information)

Degree

Certificate

Degree & Cost

Quality Improvement in Healthcare: The Case for Change

To obtain a verified certificate from Future Learn / University of Bath you have to finish this course or the latest version of it, if there is a new edition. The class may be free of charge, but there could be some cost to receive a verified certificate or to access the learning materials. The specifics of the course may have been changed, please consult the provider to get the latest quotes and news.
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School: University of Bath
Topic: Healthcare & Medicine