|Dates||Mon 15 to Fri 19 Jun 2015|
|Application status||Applications being accepted|
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The Human Factors, Teamwork and Communication course introduces the principles of human factors science as applied to systems of care. It teaches about the skills needed to function effectively and safely in teams in a modern clinical environment, and how to apply human factors principles to the design of tasks, the assessment of equipment, and the measurement of human performance.Please send me an email about future Human Factors, Teamwork and Communication courses.
The Human Factors, Teamwork and Communication course provides the opportunity to learn more about and discuss the following topics:
The course introduces the topic area with the 5-dimension Systems Engineering In Patient Safety (SEIPS) model, then takes one dimension to focus on each day. Most lectures have an accompanying practical session to practice the skills learned.
Offered by Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences and the Department for Continuing Education’s CPD Centre, the taught week is led by Dr Ken Catchpole, Associate Director of Surgical Safety and Human Factors Research, Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre, Los Angeles, USA. It features face-to-face lectures and tutorials in small groups. Teaching is delivered by members of the Quality, Reliability, Safety and Teamwork Unit research group, and invited speakers from other prestigious patient safety units.
Class sizes are kept small to allow full interaction with tutors. Study before and after the course is supported online by a rich virtual learning environment.
Previous guest speakers have included:
"This is a whole new concept and it's not only fascinating but something that should be taught to everyone in healthcare... I have gained a method by which to assess and hopefully tackle some of the more subtle problems we face in healthcare."
"More surgeons should be exposed to these topics. A fabulous module with a great instructor."
This course can be taken:
This course will be held at the Department for Continuing Education, Rewley House, Oxford.
Role: Module Coordinator
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 multiple choice questions or structured short questions, online project working and practical tests.
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.
This course uses the Department’s online assignment submission system and online courseware. In order to participate in the course, and to prepare and submit your course assignments you will need access to the Internet and a computer meeting our recommended minimum computer specification. Students of this course may use the student computing facilities provided in Departmental buildings.
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:
Before making your application for this short course, please ensure that you have read the terms and conditions which can be found towards the bottom of this page.
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.
To apply for the course you should:
This course is also 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: 25 May 2015
Places on the course are limited, so early application is strongly recommended. 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.
You can apply for this course in the following ways:
Stand Alone Terms and Conditions (important: please read before applying) .