Quality and Safety in Healthcare CPD, 6 or 12 non-consecutive days

Course information

Taught by Health Sciences

This is for you if... you have experience of working in healthcare and want to improve your knowledge of the theory and practice of improving quality and safety within the sector.

Course description

Course description

Due to the ongoing impact of the global pandemic we have had to evaluate all of our courses to ensure that we adhere to Government guidelines to protect the health and wellbeing of our staff and students. This means that as we work through these changes the modules, delivery methods and assessments shown, including those shown for future years, are subject to change.

These short courses cover both theoretical and practical aspects of healthcare quality and patient safety. The teaching will draw on the internationally renowned research of the SAPPHIRE (Social Science APPlied to Healthcare Improvement REsearch) and TIMMS (The Infant Mortality & Morbidity Studies) research groups as well as other experts at the University of Leicester.

These courses offer a sound grounding in research methods, practice and theory in the field of healthcare quality and patient safety as well as developing key transferable skills in critical appraisal, academic writing, project management and communication.

Each of these short courses is also a module within the MSc in Quality and Safety in Healthcare.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Please confirm in your application that your experience and your professional development aims are both appropriate to the course(s) you are applying for.

English Language Requirements

IELTS 7.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum score of 6.5 in each element. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.

Fees and funding

Fees and funding

UK and EU Students

12-day course

This course is worth 30 credits and costs £1,780

  • Quality and Quality Improvement in Healthcare

6-day courses

Each of these courses is worth 15 credits and costs £890

  • Patient Safety
  • Human Factors and Ergonomics for Patient Safety
  • Measuring and Monitoring in Healthcare
  • Leading, Managing and Organising Quality and Safety in Healthcare

International Students

To be confirmed.

Careers and employability

Careers and employability

These courses are designed to help you in your existing work where that involves ensuring and promoting quality and safety in healthcare. They can also contribute to your career development by offering skills that are in acknowledged shortage in the health service, and which align with nationally recognised NHS criteria for promotion and job profiling.


Whether you're an employee looking to get ahead or an employer keen to develop the capabilities of your workforce, studying a short course with us will bring the resources of a leading University to your organisation.


Course structure

Courses available

Courses available

The CPD courses are based on the following MSc modules:

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Why Leicester?

Leicester is prominent in the field of quality and safety in healthcare. Our teaching draws on the internationally renowned research of the SAPPHIRE (Social Science APPlied to Healthcare Improvement REsearch) and TIMMS (The Infant Mortality & Morbidity Studies) research groups as well as other experts at the University of Leicester.

The Department of Health Sciences hosts the Leicestershire Improvement, Innovation and Patient Safety (LIIPS) Unit – a unique collaborative endeavour between healthcare and academia that focuses on facilitating improvement in the quality and safety of healthcare.

To allow you to study flexibly while working, the modules on the Quality and Safety in Healthcare degree are offered as standalone CPD modules, with the opportunity to build into a PGCert, PGDip or MSc.

Teaching and learning

Each course consists of several days of on-campus teaching in the form of lectures, seminars, group work, directed reading and case study analysis.

The course in 'Quality and Quality Improvement in Healthcare' runs for 12 days; each of the others runs for six days.

Assessment includes written reports, group presentations and essays.

Alternatively you can choose to take your course as 'attendance only'. You won't take the assessment and will receive a Certificate of Attendance but no University credits.

Key dates

All pairs of dates are a Wednesday and a Thursday.

Quality and Quality Improvement in Healthcare

  • 10/11 March 2021
  • 24/25 March 2021
  • 21/22 April
  • 5/6 May 2021
  • 19/20 May 2021
  • 9/10 June 2021

Patient Safety

  • 20/21 January 2021
  • 3/4 February 2021
  • 17/18 February 2021

Measuring and Monitoring in Healthcare

  • 16/17 June 2021
  • 30 June & 1 July 2021
  • 21/22 July 2021

Human Factors and Ergonomics for Patient Safety

  • 23/24 June 2021
  • 14/15 July 2021
  • 28/29 July 2021

Leading, Managing and Organising Quality and Safety in Healthcare

  • 3/4 March 2021
  • 14/15 April 2021
  • 28/29 April 2021

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Course Qualification Duration Start Dates Availability
Course Quality and Quality Improvement in Healthcare Qualification CPD Duration 12 non-consecutive days Start Dates September each year Availability Apply Now
Course Patient Safety Qualification CPD Duration 6 non-consecutive days Start Dates Availability Apply Now
Course Human Factors and Ergonomics for Patient Safety Qualification CPD Duration 6 non-consecutive days Start Dates Availability Apply Now
Course Measuring and Monitoring in Healthcare Qualification CPD Duration 6 non-consecutive days Start Dates Availability Apply Now
Course Leading, Managing and Organising Quality and Safety in Healthcare Qualification CPD Duration 6 non-consecutive days Start Dates Availability Apply Now