Measuring and Monitoring in Healthcare

Module code: MD7458

In this module you will study the measurement, reporting and interpretation of clinical quality and safety indicators. Together we will explore the use of statistical process control methods, clinical audit, the choice of an appropriate indicator and some of the unintended consequences of the reporting of performance indicators.


  • 5 hours of lectures
  • 22 hours of seminars
  • 6 hours of practicals/workshops
  • 3 hours of tutorials
  • 114 hours of guided independent study


  • Written report on group task, 2,000 words (50%)
  • Analysis and report on example of measuring a quality indicator, 2,500 words (50%)