Patient safety and quality of care are at the heart of healthcare delivery. At RCSI, we recognise the importance of human factors to safe and effective care. We are committed to delivering Human Factors training to support healthcare professionals to meet the demands of todays complex healthcare environment. We offer a new Masters in Human Factors in Patient Safety to healthcare professionals involved in the care of surgical patients.
What is human factors?
Human factors is concerned with the relationship between human beings and the systems within which they work. Human factors training focuses on teamwork, decision-making, leadership and enhancing efficiency with the goal of minimising errors and improving patient safety. In the context of healthcare, human factors incorporates interactions with patients and relatives and also interprofessional communication and collaboration.
Why choose RCSI?
RCSI is a multidisciplinary healthcare education provider
The programme is delivered by experts in human factors in healthcare
There is a strong focus on interprofessional practice
Students will improve their personal effectiveness
The programme emphasises skills enhancement
The programme offers flexible access and participation through blended learning modalities