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

Course Outline
SchoolDeanery of Clinical Sciences CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThis 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.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered
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
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsResearch Methods,Statistics,Evidence Based Medicine.
Contacts
Course organiserProf Simon Maxwell
Tel: (0131) 537 2506
Email: S.Maxwell@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMrs Krislyn Mcwilliams-Biles
Tel: (0131 5)37 2506
Email: kmcwill3@exseed.ed.ac.uk
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