Formerly the Diploma in Leadership and Quality in Healthcare, the new RCPI Post Graduate Certificate in Quality Improvement Leadership is a one year programme is funded for HSE employees by the National Quality and Patient Safety Directorate (NQPSD). The programme is accredited at level 9 with the National Quality Framework for the attainment of a minimum of 30 ECTS credits.
What is the aim of this programme?
This is a team- and project-based learning programme, designed to provide learners with leading edge knowledge and skills in aspects of quality improvement, implementation science, patient safety and enhanced leadership capacity. The programme is a key implementation support for the HSE Patient Safety Strategy 2019-2024 in facilitating healthcare teams to identify and address the common causes of harm.
The programme is designed to enable your team to become champions of change in healthcare. The expert faculty will share their cutting edge knowledge and skills in all aspects of quality improvement, implementation science, patient safety and enhanced leadership capacity.
Who is it for?
This programme is fully funded by the National Quality and Patient Safety Directorate, therefore it is free for all teams (3-4 people) working in the HSE who are accepted onto the course.
Teams should be multidisciplinary and have appropriate expertise related to the quality improvement project area. For example, a medication safety team should include at least two disciplines, e.g. a doctor, pharmacist and midwife.
How long will it take?
This programme is delivered using blended learning, a flexible way of completing the course that combines online educational materials and opportunities for interaction online with traditional place-based classroom methods.
The programme is delivered over 10 months and will include approximately 7 full-day in-person sessions, 5 full-day virtual classroom sessions and a series of virtual team calls. All in-person sessions will be held in RCPI, No. 6 Kildare Street, Dublin.
Is the programme accredited?
The programme is accredited at level 9 with the National Quality Framework for the attainment of a minimum of 30 ECTS credits.
For further information please see the RCPI Website
For further information contact: Lyndsey Campbell
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