Call for Applications: Certificate in Patient Safety and Quality Improvement 2017-2018

Deadline
Friday, May 12, 2017 All day

The Centre for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety is currently accepting applications for the Certificate in Patient Safety and Quality Improvement 2017-2018.

The Certificate Course is aimed at clinicians and administrators whose work relates to patient safety or quality improvement, as well as senior trainees considering a focus on quality improvement for their careers.  The course consists of approximately 60 hours over nine months, covering core concepts in patient safety and methods of quality improvement, using a mixture of didactic lectures, interactive workshop-type sessions, workplace-based exercises and presentations by class participants.  One of the course objectives is applying concepts learned to a QI project, though having a QI project identified at the outset is not a prerequisite for participating in this program.

Participants will learn key concepts such as: 

  • Core definitions and epidemiology in safety and QI
  • Approaches to measuring healthcare quality and performance
  • Methods for assessing quality and safety problems
  • Quantitative methods: Run charts and control charts
  • Qualitative methods in safety and quality
  • Patient safety topics: (safety culture, human factors, incident analysis, communication and teamwork)CERT CIMG 4289
  • Patient engagement
  • Resource stewardship
  • Leadership (leading change, stakeholder engagement)
  • Health informatics
  • How to teach QI to others
  • Health policy and the clinical microsystem

Deadline for applications is May 12, 2017.

Please see http://www.cquips.ca/index.php/education/certificate-course for more details.

Contact
Lisha Lo Research and Education Coordinator University of Toronto Centre for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (C-QuIPS) Hospital for Sick Children 525 University Ave, Rm 630
416-813-7654 x228513
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