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Human Factors and Patient Safety MSc

Teesside University, Middlesbrough

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Teesside University

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date

    SEP-21, JAN-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Course overview:

This course is delivered through distance learning, making it suitable for those working in clinical or leadership healthcare roles in the UK or internationally. You study part-time or full-time, with the flexibility to engage with the interactive learning materials at a time suitable to you.

The content of the course reflects contemporary issues in human factors and patient safety theory, including the exploration of human-centric design, understanding systems that contribute to mistakes, team effectiveness and dynamics. The course equips you with opportunities to use a range of tools and techniques to explore why errors occur.

In a global society where digital technology is rapidly developing, the impact this has on reliable and safe healthcare features as part of the course.

How you learn:

The course is entirely on-line so there will be engagement with Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) and different strategies will be used:

  • Recorded key lectures
  • Directed reading
  • Video resources
  • Webinar type events
  • Group seminar through Collaborate Extra

The assessments also range in type and include on-line presentation.

How you are assessed:

The transition to master’s level study is embedded in the first core module, which is formatively assessed.

All material is available through the virtual learning environment. Summative assessments include poster presentations, written assignments, contribution to written commentary as well as a final dissertation.

Career opportunities:

You are prepared for a career in a human factors or patient safety leadership role.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 13,000per year

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

University information

Teesside University, Middlesbrough

  • University League Table

    95th

  • Campus address

    Teesside University, Teesside University, Middlesbrough, Tees Valley, TS1 3BX, England

To get students off to the best possible start, Teesside University meets international students at the airport and takes them to their accommodation for free.
With an English language café and orientation activities throughout the year, Teesside University is experienced in helping international students feel at home.
Teesside University offers a range of scholarships to international and EU students, making the transition to UK study more affordable.

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