HQIP bursaries for 2013 PG Cert in Clinical Audit at Keele University

17 December 2012

HQIP is pleased to announce that bursaries are available for the 2013 Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Audit at Keele University, one of only two specialist courses focusing on clinical audit in England. HQIP bursaries, awarded by competitive application for the full certificate, assist graduates and those in the profession to study in detail the complex and dynamic role that clinical audit plays accross the healthcare sector.

Developed in conjunction with both national leads and those working within clinical audit roles across the NHS, the course has been designed to support the professional development of staff in audit or those who have a specific interest in clinical audit (doctors, nurses, risk leads, governance leads etc).

Four modules provide an opportunity for students to explore clinical audit within a governance framework, deepen their understanding of clinical audit methodologies, design and data analysis and also to consider the development of audit within organisations, focusing primarily on the key roles of leading and managing change. 

Previous students on the course have pursued careers in clinical governance, clinical effectiveness and patient experience roles, as well as those with a traditional clinical audit focus.   

Answers to FAQs:

  • The PG Cert is run over three weekends during the year plus a project towards the end of the course. There is reading linked to the course and essays/assessments to complete
  • The cost of the full PG Cert is around £1,700, with HQIP bursaries available. The final value of the bursaries will depend upon the results of the competitive bursary application process
  • The programme has been designed to fit around full-time employment. Most of the lectures are at a weekend (Friday - Sunday inclusive) and Keele also has a virtual learning environment to support students on the course

With 100% positive evalution comments, some of the most recent students commented:

"Significant benefits that have enriched my understanding of governance in healthcare. With the knowledge gained I have been better able to advise my organisation on key areas especially clinical audit and assurance."

"I feel that as a group we have all taken away something from each other. Listening peers we have all found solutions to issues within our workplaces, ideas to improve our services and clinical audit structure."

"I have found the PGCert has been very enjoyable, with a good balance between taught, project and practical sessions. My peers have supported me throughout the course and the staff and guest speakers were knowledgeable, supportive and have helped to me to overcome issues within my own workplace. I particularly like the way the course presents the clinical audit process and how it supports so many organisational structures."

"The quality of teaching together with informal sharing/discussion sessions created a great learning environment."

For further information please contact Sophie Hunter on 01782 672 692 or email: s.hunter@keele.ac.uk

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