Managing Security and Risk in Healthcare Settings

Module code: CR2517

Module co-ordinator: Tracey Dodman

In this module we will examine the types of external and internal threats that are posed to healthcare organisations, particularly hospitals and secure facilities. We will consider the particular risk and security issues that are generated in healthcare settings including: use and storage of sensitive data; offences committed by staff (unlawful homicide, theft of drugs and hospital property); assaults on staff and premises by service users. We will also discuss ways of responding to, and managing, a diverse population of service users which includes physically and mentally impaired patients, vulnerable people and potentially dangerous individuals.

Topics covered

  • Introduction to healthcare
  • Security in the healthcare setting
  • Healthcare security risk assessment
  • Prevention and management


This module is studied by distance learning. 


  • Case study analysis and critique, 3,000 words (100%)