Imperial College London
Quality Improvement for Population Health
Imperial College London

Quality Improvement for Population Health

This course is part of Quality Improvement in Healthcare Specialization

Taught in English

Dr Thomas Woodcock

Instructor: Dr Thomas Woodcock

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13 hours (approximately)
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There are 4 modules in this course

In this module you will contrast quality improvement methods with population health frameworks. You will also learn about the use of geographic information systems in quality improvement, along with the importance of good data visualisation. You will learn how to use funnel plots to understand variation in measures across organisations, units or geographies.

What's included

3 videos8 readings2 quizzes1 discussion prompt1 ungraded lab

In this module you will study a well-known example of failings in a healthcare system, and the subsequent investigations and reports into what happened, thinking about parallels in population health. You will study published examples of quality improvement methods applied to population and public health improvement, reflecting on how lessons learnt in quality and safety might be applied in this context.

What's included

1 video2 readings1 peer review2 discussion prompts

In this module you will be given an overview of study designs for studying QI initiatives, including large national initiatives, with a focus on designs that optimise learning for future improvement. You will also reflect on the priorities and future directions for research in QI.

What's included

1 video4 readings2 quizzes3 discussion prompts

In this module, you will work on the capstone project of the specialisation. You will bring together what you have learnt across the three courses; from quality improvement methods, through evaluation designs for improvement initiatives, to improving population health. You will plan your own improvement initiative, tackling an important population health issue, and select methods suited to the problem.

What's included

1 video1 peer review

Instructor

Dr Thomas Woodcock
Imperial College London
4 Courses3,801 learners

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