Quality & Safety in Healthcare - Mayo

ATU - Mayo Campus

Quality & Safety in Healthcare - Mayo

This programme equips students with skills such as critical thinking and critical analysis of evidence-based practice that promotes a high-performance culture of reflecting the evolving nature and demands of contemporary health and social care delivery. Graduates of this programme have developed critical understanding of developing and sustaining quality and safe care as relevant to their own professional area.

Who should apply?
This programme has been designed for people working across health and social care organisations in administrative and or practitioner roles, who want to expand their skills and qualifications. Graduates will particularly benefit in pursuing a career path in quality management, audit, compliance, general management, governance, and person safety roles.

Study Hours
It is recommended that students allow up to 10 hours per week per 10 credit module for studies

Subjects taught

Governance & Compliance for Quality
Safer Systems
Quality & Innovation
Person Safety
Critical Thinking & Decision Making
Applied Research
*Exit award available

Entry requirements

Applicants require an Honours Degree (H2.2) in any health or social care discipline or recognised cognate professional qualification and 1 year full-time relevant work experience which must be in the last five years.


2 years part-time.

On-Campus Attendance
In Year 1, there are a total of 16 days on-site at the Mayo Campus across the academic year (eight 2-day sessions; four in Semester 1 and four in Semester 2). These residential days are typically on Thursday afternoons and all day on Fridays.

In Year 2, students undertake a dissertation. Students are allocated a supervisor for the academic year. Supervision meetings dates are agreed by the student and the supervisor and may be held in person or virtually

More details
  • Qualification letters


  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Blended,Part time

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