Search results - Human Factors, Teamwork and Communication
|Types||Oxford Qualification - Part-time|
|Dates||Mon 12 to Fri 16 May 2014|
|Application status||Applications not yet being accepted|
|Course contact||If you have any questions about this course, please email email@example.com or telephone +44(0)1865 286954.|
The Human Factors, Teamwork and Communication course introduces the principles of Human Factors science as applied to the system of care. It teaches about the skills needed to function effectively and safely in teams in a modern surgical environment, and how to apply human factors principles to the design of tasks, the assessment of equipment, and the measurement of human performance.
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. 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.Please send me an email about future Human Factors, Teamwork and Communication courses.
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"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."
The Human Factors, Teamwork and Communication course provides the opportunity to learn more about and discuss the following topics:
- Introduction to human factors
- Surgical perspective on patient safety and human factors
- Human factors in healthcare
- Statistics and study design
- Systems approach to quality and safety in healthcare
- Practical skills in patient safety
- Task analysis and synthesis
- Equipment and workspace design
- Behavioural safety
- Teamwork, simulation and non-technical skills
- Safety and quality improvement in healthcare.
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.
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 Trinity College in the heart of historic Oxford. Students will also have access to the facilities at the Department for Continuing Education, Rewley House, 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 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.
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 a three course lunch on each day of the course at our silver service restaurant.
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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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: 28 April 2014
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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