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Graduate Certificate in Health Care Quality: Curriculum

Curriculum Details

18 TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED

The Graduate Certificate in Health Care Quality requires successful completion of 18 credit hours. All semester credits earned in this program are transferable to the MSHS in Health Care Quality.

Core

An overview of the US health care system and the influence of health policy development and implementation on health care quality. Introduction to fundamental concepts of health care quality, patient safety, leadership, and change management. Applicants of the MSHS in Health Care Quality program may use the Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) credential as an accepted equivalent.

Covers the analysis of quality and patient safety challenges in U.S. health care with a focus on political and environmental influences.

Covers the analysis of quality and patient safety challenges in U.S. health care with a focus on political and environmental influences.

An introduction to quality improvement and patient safety theories, models, methods and tools and their application to quality and safety improvement challenges in health care.

Involves application of measurement, data management and statistical analysis principles to quality improvement and patient safety challenges. This course focuses on the importance and design of effective measures and the selection of appropriate analysis tools.

Involves an examination of the epidemiology and sources of error in health care, risk assessment and the design of processes and systems to improve patient safety Focuses on the application of process and technology-based systems to reduce the incidence of error.

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