RCPI Postgraduate Certificate in Quality Improvement Leadership in Healthcare is a one-year programme that is funded for HSE employees by the National Quality and Patient Safety Directorate (NQPSD). The programme is accredited for the attainment of a minimum of 30 ECTS credits at level 9 with the National Quality Framework.
This is a team- and project-based learning programme, designed to provide learners with cutting-edge knowledge and skills in aspects of quality improvement, implementation science, patient safety and enhanced leadership capacity. The Postgraduate Certificate in Quality Improvement Leadership in Healthcare is a key implementation support for the HSE Patient Safety Strategy 2019-2024 in facilitating healthcare teams to identify and address the common causes of harm.
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Programme learners apply as a team of three members who commit to engaging in a workplace improvement project.
This programme aims to provide a transformative experience in terms of personal growth and leadership development. Teams are supported by expert faculty to analyse the systems in which they work and to evaluate, integrate and implement theories and methods of quality improvement.