Quality & Safety - Health & Social Care

ATU - Mayo Campus

Quality & Safety - Health & Social Care

Postgraduate Diploma in Science in Quality and Safety (Health and Social Care) - Level 9
This Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) is applicable across the public, private and voluntary sector with participants from multi-professional backgrounds including social care, clinical, administrative and practitioner levels.

On completion, students will have developed enhanced contextual, cultural and professional insights into quality, safety and governance.

Graduates will be equipped with a set of skills that will have a direct impact in the safe delivery of health and social care.

Programme Structure
The programme is designed around five key themes:
1. Towards a new understanding of quality care in contemporary health and social care.
2. Improving service user safety
3. Enhancing the care experience of service users
4. Developing a systematic approach to quality improvement methodology
5. Leadership and management as quality improvement drivers in health and social care

This is an exciting blended learning approach which includes four residential sessions across each semester in year one. This offers an opportunity for ongoing networking with your fellow students without placing onerous demands on your employment responsibilities.

Subjects taught

Year 1
Critical Thinking & Decision Making
10 credits

Person Safety
10 credits

Governance and Compliance for Quality
10 credits

Quality and Innovation
10 credits

Applied Research
10 credits

Safer Systems
10 credits

Entry requirements

Entry Requirements
H2.2 in a Level 8 degree in any health or social care discipline or recognised cognate professional qualification, and one full-time year relevant experience which must be in the last five years.

Application dates

How to Apply
Application date opens from February 17th 2022

Please complete and submit your application ONLINE at the following link: https://apply.gmit.ie

Closing date for receipt of completed applications is 5pm on Friday 27th May, 2022.


1 Year.
Mode of Study: Part Time

Post Course Info

Job Opportunities
This programme offers an invaluable opportunity to inform excellence in quality and safety in health and social care.

Graduates will particularly benefit in pursuing a career path in quality management, compliance, general management and person safety roles.

These roles vary across the emerging spectrum of health and social care.

Graduates will advance their career prospects in terms of promotion eligibility and post-graduate training.

This may be in management and or specialist areas such as clinical risk or quality improvement within the health and social care environment.

More details
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  • Qualifications

    Postgraduate Diploma (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time,Blended

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