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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. Brid McCormack
UCD School of Medicine & Medical Science
Forensic & Legal Medicine
UCD Health Sciences Centre
Belfield
Dublin 4
T: + 353 1 716 6647
E: legal.medicine@ucd.ie

Academic Course Co-ordinator:
Programme Administrator:
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. Brid McCormack
UCD School of Medicine & Medical Science
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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