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Nursing & Health

Human Factors in Patient Safety University Certificate in Continuing Education

This award is for you if you are working within any healthcare setting and want to develop your knowledge and skills in human factors and patient safety. It is delivered within the first year of the BSc (Hons) Integrated Care Studies programme or as an independent University Certificate in Continuing Education.


10 weeks


Course overview

The award helps develop the requisite core knowledge and skills for safe and efficient practice within healthcare.

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Course details

What you study

The study of human factors and ergonomics in relation to providing safe and efficient practice within healthcare organisations has gained increasing importance within all facets of healthcare provision. This content of this award reflects contemporary issues in human factors and its impact on patient care.

How you learn

We help develop your knowledge through a variety of methods including lectures, seminars, e-resources, experiential learning including simulation and case studies. We provide a virtual learning environment to support you.

How you are assessed

The summative assessment is a 4,000-word written case report submitted in Week 15.


Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Applicants should be working in a healthcare setting.



2024/25 entry

Fee for applicants:

  • Length: 10 weeks
  • Start date: January
  • Level: Degree
  • Credits: 20

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Service users and carers support all aspects of our students' lifecycle from recruitment to graduation.

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