Search results - Quality Improvement Science and Systems Analysis
|Types||Oxford Qualification - Part-time|
|Dates||Mon 21 to Fri 25 Oct 2013|
|Application status||Applications being accepted|
|Course contact||If you have any questions about this course, please email email@example.com or telephone +44(0)1865 286954.|
The Quality Improvement Science and Systems Analysis course introduces the principles and core methodology of industrial quality improvement methods with special reference to those which may be applicable to surgical services in hospitals. The aim is to equip students to understand how they may be able to improve the quality, reliability and safety of services and then sustain excellence of performance in their own practice through the application of tried and tested methods to achieve system change and the engagement of staff.
Offered by Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences and the Department for Continuing Education’s CPD Centre, the taught week is led by Dr Steve New, Lecturer in Quality Improvement, SaÔd Business School at the University of Oxford. It features face-to-face lectures and tutorials in small groups.
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The Quality Improvement Science and Systems Analysis course provides the opportunity to learn more about and discuss the following topics:
- History and principles of industrial quality improvement
- Systems theory
- Measurement of process and outcome
- Process mapping and visibility
- The PDCA cycle
- Workforce engagement
- "Lean thinking"
- Diffusion of innovations
- Continuous performance monitoring methods
- Six Sigma
- Human/technology interactions
- Predictive and analytical methods for identifying risk in systems
- Incident reporting systems.
Class sizes are kept small to allow full interaction with tutors. Study before and after the course is supported by a rich virtual learning environment.
This course can be taken:
- as a 5 day short course (for credit or not for credit)
- as part of the MSc in Surgical Science and Practice
This course will be held at the Department for Continuing Education, Rewley House, Oxford.
Dr Steve New
Fellow, Hertford College, University of Oxford
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Short course participants who do not wish to undertake the assessed work required for academic credit but who do satisfy the course attendance requirements will receive a Certificate of Attendance. The pdf sample above is an illustration only, and the wording will reflect the course and dates attended.
Those successfully completing the couse for credit can apply to receive a CATS point transcript.
Assessment will be based on submission of a set written assignment, not exceeding 4,000 words.
Those wishing to may apply to take the course with accreditation. The University of Oxford Department for Continuing Education offers Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS) points for the course. Participants attending at least 75% of the taught course and successfully completing assessed assignments are eligible to earn credit equivalent to 20 CATS-equivalent points which may be counted towards a postgraduate qualification.
Accommodation is available at the Rewley House Residential Centre, within the Department for Continuing Education, in central Oxford. The comfortable, en-suite, study-bedrooms are rated 4-star, and come with free high-speed internet access and TV. Guests can take advantage of the excellent dining facilities and common room bar, where they may relax and network with others on the programme.
The course fee includes tuition, course materials, refreshments and lunch on each day of the course.
Please see the MSc in Surgical Science and Practice page for more information regarding module fees when taking this course as a part of the MSc Programme.
Details of funding opportunities including grants, bursaries and scholarships are available here.
- Programme Fee
- For students enrolled on the MSc: £1575.00
- Stand-alone short course fee: £1890.00
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How to apply
This course is part of the MSc in Surgical Science and Practice. If you would like to apply for the MSc in Surgical Science and Practice please visit the programme page.
To apply for a module as a short course please use the documents below.
Applications deadline: 7 October 2013
Places on the course are limited, so early application is strongly recommended. Completed applications must have been received fourteen days before the course starts.
- Your application can only be fully considered when an application form is supplied complete with payment or purchase order number
- Please note no payments are processed until a student has been accepted onto the course
- Your application will require a copy of your CV, and if you wish to take the course for credit, a reference.
Once we have received your completed application it will be considered by the admissions panel.
If your chosen course is full it is possible to submit a completed application form which, if successful, will be added to the waiting list. You will then be given the opportunity to attend should a place become available.
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You can apply for this course in the following ways:
- Apply by post, email or fax
- Short Course Application Form .
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