The Certificate Course for 2013-2014 is FULL.
Please check back for more information regarding the 2014-2015 application process.
The Centre is once again offering the Certificate Course in Patient Safety and Quality Improvement.
Start Date: Wednesday, October, 2, 2013
**The application process for 2013-2014 will be more competitive than previous years.**
**We will only be accepting 24 participants.**
The certificate course is aimed at clinicians and administrators whose work relates to patient safety or quality improvement, as well as senior trainees considering a focus on quality improvement for their careers. The course consists of approximately 45 hours over eight months, covering core concepts in patient safety and methods of quality improvement, using a mixture of didactic lectures, interactive workshop-type sessions, and project presentations by class participants to receive feedback on projects they are developing.
The Certificate Course received the 2010-2011 Colin Woolf Excellence in Course Coordination from the University of Toronto and we are currently working towards accreditation by the University of Toronto CEPD.
Participants will learn key concepts such as:
Course Location: UofT Centre for Patient Safety - SickKids Site, Suite 630, 525 University Ave.
Estimated Time Commitment: TBD
In order to successfully obtain the Certificate of Completion, particpants must have missed no more than three sessions AND have completed/submitted three exercises/assignments that are based in their clinical work (e.g., a self-improvement project PDSA cycle, a learning diary of all sessions, a process map of a clinical process related to a larger QI project).
At the end of the 2009-2010 session, we conducted a qualitative evaluation, interviewing participants to better understand how the course has impacted professional activities and how to improve the course. Participants appreciated the opportunity to obtain current knowledge, network with peers, and develop projects. Some of their comments are shown below.
“I didn’t know how to go where I wanted to go. Now I know how.”
“I took on more of a leadership role … so I wanted to take the course just to develop my skills.”
“I thought this would be a great thing to sort of have all the tools and the info to be able to execute quality projects more efficiently.”
“I liked how they…organized it. I think pulling together a community of people was very interesting.”
“It’s wetted my appetite for more information and more things to do in this area.”