Quality Improvement and Patient Safety

University of Dundee


City Campus, Off campus


This course has been designed to offer flexible, inclusive and contemporary content which is relevant to students across local, national and international healthcare settings. The generic nature of quality improvement and patient safety also allows students from all healthcare backgrounds and specialities to come together and share their knowledge and experiences.

The course will develop your knowledge and understanding and equip you with the ability to influence and lead on quality improvement and patient safety activities in practice. You will explore the related theories, principles and culture. It will encourage you to critically analyse a range of tools and approaches associated with quality improvement and patient safety and to reflect on their application to service delivery.

You can exit at the end of stage 1 with a PgCert.

You can exit at the end of stage 2 with a PgDip.

Entry Requirements

You'll normally need to have a degree or equivalent and work in a health or social care related area.

There is a flexible Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) system by which students who do not have a degree may be eligible for entry.

Start Date



Postgraduate Master's



Study Method

Distance and Flexible learning
Part time (day)

Course Length

42 months


Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing

SCQF Level