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Human Factors and Ergonomics for Patient Safety MSc

Human Factors and Ergonomics for Patient Safety MSc

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Health Legal / Ethical Issues Ergonomics

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

The Human Factors and Ergonomics for Patient Safety programme provides an insight into human factors, with a focus on the promotion of patient safety in all healthcare sectors and domains. It will also focus on investigations relevant to understanding and intervening in these situations with the view to improving conditions for those exposed. Our Human Factors and Ergonomics for Patient Safety programme examines how best to ensure a good fit between people, the things they do, the objects they use, and the environments in which they work, travel and play in. You will apply theoretical principles, data and methods to ensure that design is optimised for human wellbeing and overall system performance. Human Factors and Ergonomics for Patient Safety is professionally recognised by the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors (CIEHF). As the CIEHF is affiliated with the International Ergonomics Association, you will be exposed to a range of valuable employment opportunities worldwide. Previous guest speakers for our Human Factors and Ergonomics for Patient Safety programme include industry experts from Humanscale, EDF Energy, Rolls Royce, AMEC, as well as specialists in health and safety, aviation safety, environmental health, health practitioners and experienced lecturers from other Universities. As well as a full-time MSc qualification, Human Factors and Ergonomics for Patient Safety is also offered as a Postgraduate Diploma and Postgraduate Certificate.

Our programmes have strong links with outside organisations. As part of the Human Factors and Ergonomics for Patient Safety programme you will also be encouraged to undertake your main project in the field, providing realistic experiences and learning. The programme content has a strong practitioner bias where what you are learning provides vocational training towards a career as an ergonomist or human factors expert. Successful completion of these programmes will enable you to become a professional ergonomics or a human factors practitioner. The nature of the programmes also opens up possibilities in other scientific and research careers. As part of your Human Factors and Ergonomics for Patient Safety programme, you will be encouraged to undertake your main project in industry, which will enable you to gain more work-related experiences in a related area. On successful completion of the MSc/PGDip, you should be able to achieve the following: Information Technology - use instructional material (eg, experimental demonstrations) and research tools (eg, statistical packages) on computers, and search for relevant material on the internet; Numeracy - collect data in numerical form, present it in tables and graphs, and analyse it with a range of statistical tools etc.

Different course options

Full time | Loughborough University | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Modules

This module looks at aspects of modern work that can affect physical health. It includes consideration of physical agents such as dust, noise and vibration, and physical risk factors such as manual handling. It approaches these issues by understanding the problems, reviewing guidance and regulation, and discussing approaches to minimising and managing physical health risks at work.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£10,650

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£22,500

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

For the MSc, an offer will be made to applicants who hold a first or second class upper honours degree in a relevant discipline or closely related subject. For the Diploma or Certificate, applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis.

University information

Loughborough University is in the top 10 of every UK league table, has an award-winning student experience and was voted University of the Year in the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2018. Our research has impact. We are a top 10 research-led university in England (REF 2014) and we have been awarded seven prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prizes in recognition of our world-class excellence in areas of service and benefit to the UK – only Oxford...more

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