|by Professor G Fowkes
and Dr M Charny
|What is this course?||
This is an online course run by the University of Edinburgh, the Centre for Population Health Sciences.
It has been developed from a highly successful one day course on Clinical Audit which the University of Edinburgh has held throughout the health service in the UK.
The course was devised by Professor Gerry Fowkes, Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Edinburgh and Dr Mark Charny, formerly Director of the UK National Centre for Clinical Audit. Technical adaptation was carried out by Rachel Ellaway in the University of Edinburgh Learning Technology Section.
|What is the course fee?||
The standard fee for this course is £145.00 per person. This allows full access to the course for a total of 28 days from the first time you log in.
For groups of ten or more we offer 10% discount and for groups of fifty or more a 20% discount. Please note for multiple bookings names need not be given at the time of the booking. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
|What is the general aim of the course?|
|Why is this course important?||
Clinical audit is an important component in ensuring the delivery of high quality clinical care. If clinical audit is to be successful, staff throughout the health service need to have the basic understanding required to manage and participate in clinical audit.
|Who will benefit from the course?||
The course has been designed for health professionals of any discipline and is relevant to those working in health care in any country. It will appeal to health service managers, doctors, nurses, therapists, radiographers, laboratory staff and many other professional groups. Knowledgeable members of the public with an interest in health care can participate in the course.
|What are the specific objectives of the course?||
The emphasis of the course is on the skills to do audit. Management issues concerning the conduct of audit are included but there is little on the philosophy, politics and need for audit. The emphasis is on 'how to do audit' rather than 'why audit?'.
Prominence is given to standard setting and implementing change in clinical practice rather than data collection systems, use of computers, etc. These issues are adequately covered in other types of courses.
The specific objectives of the course are that, on completion, participants should be able to:-
|What is the course format?||
The course is divided into 7 modules. These are sequential and self contained, each lasting up to 1 hour.
Participants can do different modules of the course over a period of 28 days. It is advisable to do one module in its entirety during a session. Modules can be repeated if necessary.
Each module comprises:
|Is the course accredited?||
This course is relevant for any health care professionals in all countries worldwide and as such accreditation has been sought from many health care organisations and associations.
If you wish to find out whether an organisation or association has accredited the course please contact email@example.com. If the course has not been accredited we can where possible seek accreditation.
|What do participants obtain at the end of the course?||
And most importantly:
|How do I sign on to do the course?|
|When can I start the course?|
|How will I receive my user name and password?||
You will be emailed your user name and password when we receive payment of the course fee.
|How long does the course last?|
You have up to 28 days to complete the course from the first time you login with your user name and password. Each time you login you will see how much time you have left on your account.
|Is there tutor support?|
|How to maximise your understanding and acquisition of skills|
As part of this course, you may work on a new audit of your own choosing – 'My Audit'. You will be asked periodically simple questions related to your audit and by the end of the course will have built up an audit outline. Please note that in order to keep the course fee to a minimum, we are unable to provide individual feedback on 'My Audit'.Accompanying each module there are course notes comprising headings of the main contents of the module. You are encouraged as you proceed throughout the course to make your own back up notes under these headings for future reference after you have completed the course. Thus you will have noted down the points that are important to you and to help you when conducting audit in the future.
If you experience technical problems with the course please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note as the University offices close over Christmas no technical support is available during this time. For details of these dates please click here http://www.ed.ac.uk/news/semesters/
To use this course you need to have registered with the University of Edinburgh first. If you have already registered then login below:
Mastering Clinical Audit was devised by Professor Gerry Fowkes, University of Edinburgh and Dr Mark Charny, formerly Director of the UK National Centre for Clinical Audit. The aim is to provide participants with the understanding and skills to conduct effective multi-professional clinical audit. This course allows staff to learn at their own pace and without disruption to their clinical work.
Many health professionals from countries such as Australia, China, India, Italy, New Zealand, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and the UK have taken this universally acclaimed course with over 90% rating it as very worthwhile.