This inter-professional part-time programme in Human Factors and Patient Safety is for all healthcare professionals involved in the care of hospital patients.
The programme has attracted surgeons, physicians, anesthesiologists, emergency medicine doctors, obstetricians, pharmacists, nurses and midwives working in the hospital setting, as well as safety and quality managers. Graduates achieve an in-depth understanding of error and risk in healthcare systems, they acquire the skills to be safer and more efficient in their own practice, and gain the knowledge and skills to improve the safety and quality of care in their work systems.
The aims of the programme are threefold and include the development of:
- a comprehensive understanding of error, risk and safety in healthcare;
- the social, cognitive and personal resource skills necessary to be safe and effective healthcare workers, team members and team leaders; and
- expertise in conducting patient safety research and quality improvement initiatives in healthcare.
It is accredited by The National University of Ireland, the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI) and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.