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Human Factors in Patient Safety

Human factors

Why study human factors?

Human factors recognises that non-technical skills, such as communication, teamwork, decision-making and leadership are critical to enhanced patient care in hospital settings.

The study of human factors creates a culture of patient safety by making care safer and more effective in healthcare settings for the benefit of hospital patients.

The Human Factors in Patient Safety programme provides a greater awareness of risk and error in the workplace by providing participants with skills required to mitigate risk and prevent adverse outcomes.

It also offers access to an interprofessional team of experts in surgery, psychology, nursing, pharmacy and the related fields of medical ethics, medical litigation, leadership, professionalism and communication, amongst others.

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Online PGDip/MSc in Human Factors in Patient Safety

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