Ensuring patient safety in healthcare settings Short Course

Ensuring patient safety in healthcare settings Short Course
  • Develop your skills & knowledge
  • Delivered by academic experts & qualified professionals
  • Receive a certificate of attendance

Entry and Admissions

Award Type:

Short Course

Study Mode:

Part time

Delivery Method:


Course Length:

½ day


School of Health Sciences

Partner Colleges:

No Partner College



Start Date:

Friday 2nd February 2018, 9:00am-12:00pm, Friday 8th June 2018, 9:00am-12:00pm,

Entry Requirements:


Course Content

Course Outline:
Clinical human factors may be defined as: ‘enhancing clinical performance through an understanding of the effects of teamwork, tasks, equipment, workspace, culture and organisation on human behaviour and abilities, and application of that knowledge in clinical settings’ (Catchpole, 2012). This workshop will introduce participants to the concept of human factors in healthcare and suggest how its elements can be applied to individuals and teams working to improve patient safety. It aims to develop an awareness of the importance of human factors in making changes which will enhance patient safety.

Who should attend:

This workshop is aimed at participants from a wide variety of healthcare and healthcare related backgrounds e.g. nurses, doctors, paramedics, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, operating department practitioners, midwives, assistant practitioners, medical engineers, pharmacists, laboratory staff and anyone involved in the design of health buildings or equipment.


Learning Environment & Assessment:

Attendance without examination 

Academic Expertise

Elaine Hill and Guy McClelland

Elaine has a background in psychology and critical care nursing and leads a module on human factors in healthcare at UCLan. She is a member of the Clinical Human Factors Group.

Guy is an Operating Department Practitioner with an interest in human factors and non-technical skills. He is currently studying a Masters where he is researching the scrub practitioner’s awareness of their use of non-technical skills.

Learning outcome & aims

At the end of the workshop participants will be able to:

  • Develop an understanding and awareness of clinical human factors and their potential impact upon patient safety
  • Recognise why clinical errors may occur
  • Consider potential changes that may be made in their own areas of practice in order to improve patient safety

Industry links & professional accreditation

We have great links with employers including household names such as Sony, BAE Systems and Apple. We also have links with the smaller companies in the region and offer help and assistance to more than 1,000 of these – with many of our graduates staying in the region it is important we develop these relationships.

Work experience and international opportunities

At UCLan we work with a range of businesses and organisations, many of which provide work experience opportunities and project briefs to enable to you gain real work experience whilst you undertake your postgraduate programme. Your course tutor will advise on opportunities available within your course and the UCLan Careers Team can provide help, advice and guidance on how to apply for them and how to make the most of these opportunities.

Graduate Careers

The UCLan Careers Team offer ongoing supportive careers advice and guidance throughout your course and after graduation, along with a range of modules, work experience opportunities and events to help you acquire the skills to make you stand out to potential employers in today’s competitive market.


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Progression Routes

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Fees & Funding

You can contact the Student Fees and Funding Team via phone, email, or post. If you are on the campus you can call into The 'i', for advice.
Tel: +44 (0)1772 892440
Email: SFFTeam@uclan.ac.uk
Student Fees and Funding Team, Foster Building 117, UCLan, Preston, PR1 2HE


How to Apply

These workshops are available as part of the Service Level Agreement which UCLan has with a number of local NHS Trusts. If you wish to apply using this funding please gain the support of your line manager and complete the online application through www.cpd-applynw.nhs.uk

Alternatively, self-funding applicants please book online at www.uclan.ac.uk/healthcpdworkshops

If you have any questions about the workshop please contact us:
email healthcpd@uclan.ac.uk or call 01772 893808


About UCLan

Course Enquiries

University of Central Lancashire,
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400

Email: cenquiries@uclan.ac.uk