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Online course

Using Data to Improve Healthcare

Learn how to draw together information, to understand and improve the quality of care you and your team provide.

Free:

  • Access to the course for its duration + 14 days, regardless of when you join (this includes access to articles, videos, peer review steps, quizzes)
  • No access to course tests
  • No certificate

Upgraded:

  • Unlimited access to the course, for as long as it exists on FutureLearn (this includes access to articles, videos, peer review steps, quizzes)
  • Access to course tests
  • A Certificate of Achievement when you complete the course

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Using Data to Improve Healthcare

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Use data to improve the quality of care you and your team provide

This online course from the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) will help clinicians draw together the information necessary to understand the quality of care that they and their team provide.

It is based on the RCP’s Acute Care Toolkit 11: Using Data to Improve Care. It will help you to answer two fundamental questions: how am I and my team doing? And what can we do to improve?

What topics will you cover?

  • Introduction to using data
  • Clinical incidents and complaints
  • Feedback from staff and colleagues
  • How to review mortality rates in hospitals
  • Quality improvement activities
  • Learning to make a difference

When would you like to start?

  • Date to be announced

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you'll be able to...

  • Recognise the data available to healthcare professionals and distinguish when to use quantitative and qualitative data
  • Indicate why clinical incidents and complaints, feedback from staff and colleagues and mortality data are useful forms of data and learning
  • Identify key players involved in handling incident reports and define their roles
  • Differentiate between informal and formal feedback
  • Identify types of mortality data
  • Recognise how to make measurement meaningful through quality improvement activities

Who is the course for?

This online course is aimed at physicians at all levels in their career.

Endorsed by

accredited by

Who will you learn with?

Kevin Stewart

Clinical Director, Clinical Effectiveness & Evaluation Unit, Royal College of Physicians, London and 2009/10 Health Foundation QI Fellow at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Boston USA

Who developed the course?

The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) is the professional membership body for physicians, with over 32,000 members and fellows globally.

Accredited by Royal College of Physicians

Approved by the Federation of the Royal College of Physicians for 3 category 1 (external) CPD credits

Free:

  • Access to the course for its duration + 14 days, regardless of when you join (this includes access to articles, videos, peer review steps, quizzes)
  • No access to course tests
  • No certificate

Upgraded:

  • Unlimited access to the course, for as long as it exists on FutureLearn (this includes access to articles, videos, peer review steps, quizzes)
  • Access to course tests
  • A Certificate of Achievement when you complete the course

Find out more

Get extra benefits, upgrade this course. For $94 you’ll get:

Unlimited access

Upgrading will mean you get unlimited access to the course.

  • Take the course at your own pace
  • Refer to the material at any point in future

If you’re taking a course for free you have access to the course for its duration + 14 days, regardless of when you join. If you upgrade the course you have access for as long as the course exists on FutureLearn.

Access to tests

When you upgrade you’ll have access to any tests during the course.

  • Validate your learning
  • Ensure you have mastered the material
  • Qualify for a certificate

To receive a Certificate of Achievement you need to take any tests and score over 70%. You don’t get access to tests if you choose to take a course for free.

A Certificate of Achievement

Upgrading means you’ll receive a Certificate of Achievement when you complete the course.

  • Prove your success when applying for jobs or courses
  • Celebrate your hard work
  • Display on your Linkedin or CV

To receive a Certificate of Achievement you need to mark 90% of the steps on the course as complete, and score over 70% on any course tests.