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Risk Management & Quality

Course Features

- Students who have successfully completed the Graduate Diploma in Healthcare (Risk Management and Quality) are eligible to apply for this course.

- Aimed at those who wish to further specialise and advance their expertise in the field of clinical risk management and patient safety.

- Consists of a major thesis dealing with a specialist medicolegal/clinical risk management issue.


Course Overview

The programme is specifically aimed at those who wish to further specialise and advance their expertise in the field of clinical risk management and patient safety.


Who Should Take This Course?

- Candidates who have already completed the Graduate Diploma in Healthcare (Risk Management and Quality), who wish to develop their skills and gain a further qualification. The course is suitable for:

- Healthcare providers

- Doctors

- Nurses

- Clinical risk advisors/managers

- Hospital managers/directors

- Administrators

- Healthcare lawyers

- Professionals working in the fields of patient quality, safety and clinical risk management


What Will I Learn?

Course description

The MSc Dissertation Module will consist of a major thesis (strictly 15-20,000 words only) dealing with a specialist medico-legal/clinical risk management issue. It may be suggested that the student substantially expand the pilot project examined at Graduate Diploma level or initiate a completely new thesis subject matter.


Thesis and examination

The thesis will generally consist of 2 distinct specialised but linked parts:

1.A medico-legal aspect

2.Clinical risk management aspect


The thesis must entail and ensure an outcome which results in a practical and professionally oriented thesis, which attempts to serve a health care market requirement and seeks to effect change and policy development. The thesis will entail a total mark out of 100 marks and will be assessed by way of written thesis and its assessment by a viva examination.

Entry requirements

Am I Eligible for this Course?

Eligibility criteria

Students who successfully exit with the Graduate Diploma in Healthcare (Risk Management and Quality) are eligible.

Entry/Progression to the MSc programme will be strictly competitive as places are limited.


International Applicants

International applicants should contact the academic programme director for a full list of entry requirements.

Duration

2 semesters.

Careers or further progression

Career Opportunities

This course is of particular value for those professionals who to further specialise and advance their expertise in the field of clinical risk management and patient safety, especially within the industry of healthcare and allied professions.

Further enquiries

Programme Administrator:

Ms. Danielle Marié

UCD School of Medicine

Forensic & Legal Medicine

UCD Health Sciences Centre

Belfield

Dublin 4

T: + 353 1 716 6647

E: legal.medicine@ucd.ie


Academic Course Co-ordinator

Mr. Asim Sheikh

Forensic and Legal Medicine

UCD School of Medicine and Medical Science

Health Sciences Centre

Belfield

Dublin 4

E: asim.sheikh@ucd.ie

Application date

How to Apply

Applications should be made directly to the Programme Coordinator via:


Programme Administrator:

Ms Danielle Marié

UCD School of Medicine

Forensic & Legal Medicine

UCD Health Sciences Centre

Belfield

Dublin 4

T: + 353 1 716 6647

E: legal.medicine@ucd.ie

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake: January, May & September.


* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised.

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