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Postgraduate Course: Principles of Quality Improvement in Healthcare and Patient Safety (GMED11064)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Clinical Sciences CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Course typeStandard AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) Credits10
Home subject areaGeneral Courses (Medicine) Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThis programme is designed ensure that student are equipped with the skills and tools necessary for their Masters dissertation. It will revise and expand on the introductory module in year 1, offers a further review of library services, and discuss how to conduct a systematic review. It will introduce students to IT tools for data management, statistics, and referencing and give further tuition on writing skills specifically geared towards dissertation writing.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2013/14 Semester 1, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Learn enabled:  Yes Quota:  None
Web Timetable Web Timetable
Course Start Date 16/09/2013
Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Lecture Hours 10, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 5, Online Activities 50, Summative Assessment Hours 10, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 25 )
Additional Notes
Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
At the completion of the course the candidate should be equipped with the basic knowledge and tools to allow them to commence their dissertation.

The student should:
Have a reasonable level of statistics knowledge sufficient to conduct preliminary data analyses
Be familiar with IT software that will facilitate data management, statistical analysis and referencing
Understand how to conduct a systematic review of the literature
Understand the principles of evidence based medicine
Understand the principles behind planning and conducting a research study
Assessment Information
This module will be assessed as part of the assessment of the year 3 dissertation.
Special Arrangements
None
Additional Information
Academic description Not entered
Syllabus Not entered
Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list Not entered
Study Abroad Not entered
Study Pattern Not entered
KeywordsResearch Methods, Statistics, Evidence Based Medicine.
Contacts
Course organiserDr Colin Barrie
Tel: 0131 242 9402
Email: C.Barrie@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMiss Angela Rankeillor
Tel: 0131 242 6536
Email: angela.rankeillor@ed.ac.uk
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