In cooperation with evaplan International Health at University Hospital Heidelberg, the Institute for Applied
Quality Improvement and Research in Health Care (aQua Institute GmbH), common sense – eLearning &
training consultants GmbH and the International Society for Quality in Health care (ISQua)
May 01 - October 31 yearly
November 01 - April 30 yearly
The course aims at strengthening the capacity of professionals responsible for managing quality in health care settings at all levels in the health system. The course consists of 7 content-related modules (see “Main Topics”) and one module where participants will elaborate a transfer project.
The course aims to increase competencies for strategic decision making in managing quality, enhance skills in quality improvement mechanisms and build positive patient-centred attitudes.
Participants will be introduced to current health system concepts, financing mechanisms, human resource methods and other key elements associated with improving quality at all levels of a health system. Participants will be exposed to examples of international and local quality problems, methods to identify improvement opportunities and various mechanisms for change management.
TEAM OF EXPERTS
Dr. Sylvia Sax, Dr. Irmgard Marx, Dr. Peter Campbell, Dr. Norma Lange-Tagaza, PD Dr. Svetla Loukanova, Prof. Dr. Michael Marx
MODULE 1: The importance of quality within a health system/country context
MODULE 2: Quality improvement strategies
MODULE 3: Basic principles of health systems thinking
MODULE 4: Basis concepts of QI Monitoring & Evaluation
MODULE 5: Patient Safety
MODULE 6: Health human resource management
MODULE 7: Quality and related financial concepts
MODULE 8: Transfer Project
The course is open to public health professionals,quality managers, medical and paramedical staff, tropEd students, global health consultants, Ministries, development partners.
The course is held in English; Excellent command/high level of proficiency in reading, writing and speaking English is required; Regular access to a computer with access to Internet, email identification.
By the end of the course, participants should be able to:
TEACHING AND ASSESSMENT
During the six months course, the participants will be guided by an online tutor and supported by experts. Next to self-study activities, the learners will collaborate in small groups and communicate on the course learning platform.
Participants’ achievement of the learning objectives will be assessed on:
Participants will be informed about all assessment processes at the beginning of the course.
DURATION AND ACCREDITATION
6 months (225 hrs- student module input hours: 100.5 h, group work 36 h, and independent study:
7.5 ECTS (tropEd)
General Admission and tropEd students € 2,000
All applications should be submitted online.