Postgraduate Diploma in Healthcare Quality & Patient Safety
Postgraduate Diploma in Healthcare Quality & Patient Safety

Postgraduate Diploma in Healthcare Quality & patient Safety is a 1 year/ 12 months program conducted by the Department of Microbiology.

This program 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.

Next Intake On 2018 January

Closing Date for Applications is 2018 – 12 – 01

  • Knowledge about patient safety, including how systems impact on the quality and safety of health care .
  • To address the issues related to poor communication leading to adverse events.
  • How to development of strategies to prevent errors using real time case scenarios.
  • To respond to errors and complications and to evaluate results to improve performance in the long term.
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Credit Hours: 32
  • SLQF level: 8
  • Basic degree in any field related to health and worked for at least for one year in a health care 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 health care 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
  • Currently employ in a a healthcare institution.
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  • Online Lectures
  • Video clips
  • Online discussion and tutorials
  • Continuous assessment for each of the eight modules: 40%
  • End of course examination ( two-hour MCQ paper and three hour essay paper): 60%

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  • Course Fee: Rs. 120,000
  • Application Fee: Rs. 2,500
  • Registration Fee: Rs. 5,000
  • Examination Fee: Rs. 2,500
  • Total Fee: Rs. 130,000

Professor Jenifer Perera – Course Director

+94 112 695 300 ext. 154