Postgraduate Course: Principles of Quality Improvement in Healthcare and Patient Safety (GMED11064)
|School||Deanery of Clinical Sciences
||College||College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This 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)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2018/19, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 10,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 5,
Online Activities 50,
Summative Assessment Hours 10,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||This module will be assessed as part of the assessment of the year 3 dissertation.
|No Exam Information
| 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
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Keywords||Research Methods,Statistics,Evidence Based Medicine.
|Course organiser||Prof Simon Maxwell
Tel: (0131) 537 2506
|Course secretary||Mrs Krislyn McWilliams-Biles
Tel: (0131 5)37 2506