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Human Factors and Ergonomics for Patient Safety PGCert

Loughborough University

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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Certificate

  • Location

    Loughborough University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    OCT

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Our PG Certificate Human Factors and Ergonomics for Patient Safety provides an insight into human factors, focusing on the promotion of patient safety in the healthcare sector. It also concentrates on investigations relevant to understanding and intervening in these situations, with the view to improving conditions for those exposed.

This CIEHF recognised programme examines how best to ensure a good fit between people, their actions, the objects they use and the environments which they occupy. You will apply theoretical principles, data and methods to ensure that design is optimised for human wellbeing and overall system performance.

You will benefit from teaching provided by world-leading academics, industry experts and specialists to ensure that you are trained to the highest professional standard. Previous guest speakers for our Human Factors and Ergonomics for Patient Safety programme include industry experts from Humanscale, EDF Energy, Rolls Royce and AMEC, as well as specialists in health and safety, aviation safety, environmental health, health practitioners and experienced lecturers from other universities.

Past students have joined us from a wide range of health disciplines and backgrounds, including health sciences, nursing, medical practice, human physiology, kinesiology, occupational therapy, physiotherapy and psychology.

Application deadline

06 September 2021

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 8,483per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Loughborough University

  • University League Table

    7th

  • Campus address

    Loughborough University, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3TU, England

Loughborough University's two campuses are located in different parts of the UK, near to airports, making it easier to explore more of Europe.
Loughborough's research community is made up of over 1,160 research students spanning 90 nationalities and over 860 members of staff supporting them.
Home to over 20,000 students and staff from more than 145 different countries. 1,070+ students are based at the London campus, over 80% are international.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    4th out of 85 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    175 80%

    6th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80.0 80%

    3rd

    6
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.07 81%

    45th

    17

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