POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN HEALTHCARE QUALITY AND PATIENT SAFETY

This course aims to train healthcare professionals about patient safety, including how systems impact on the quality and safety of health care . It also addresses the issues related to poor communication leading to adverse events. The expert resource groups would be discussing on managing these challenges and how to development of strategies to prevent errors using real time case scenarios. This will enable participants to respond to errors and complications and to evaluate results to improve performance in the long term. Course will be conducted in English. This course contains online, face to face taught lessons with online tutorials conducted by experts in the field, discussion boards and continuous assessments through module based assignments.

Fees Application fee Rs. 2500.00
Registration fee Rs. 6000.00
Online LMS training Rs. 5,000.00
Course fee Rs. 60,000.00 (per semester)

Medium English

Duration One year course of study (two semesters)
[Face to face online lessons on weekends – Saturdays 9.00 am-4.00 pm]


Entry requirements
Candidates should have a basic degree in any field related to health and worked for at least one year in a healthcare setting.
OR
Professional qualification in health from a recognized professional body acceptable to the Faculty Board of FMUC with three years’ work experience in any sector of a healthcare setting.
OR
Any other Diploma from a recognized University/Institution or an equivalent qualification related to health and recognized by the Faculty Board of FMUC with five years’ work experience in a healthcare setting
AND
Should be currently employed in a healthcare institution.

Applications can be obtained from;

Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Kynsey Road, Colombo 08
Course Coordinator: 011-2695300 Ext 154 or 011-2697513
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Course Director: Prof. Jennifer Perera
Dean
Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo