Academic Program Proposal

Date
Proposal
Activated
Institution
and
Proposal
Degree
Awarded
Academic
Program
Name
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Received
Decision
Deadline
MHEC Final
Action
Final
Decision
Date
9/30/2016Johns Hopkins University
Proposal
P.B.C.Quality, Patient Safety and Outcomes Research Online11/29/2016Recommended2/6/2017
Quality, Patient Safety and Outcomes Research Online Program Description
The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate (P.B.C.) in Quality, Patient Safety and Outcomes Research for online delivery is designed to provide an opportunity for education and research both to full-time students and to professionals who want to enhance their knowledge and skills in this field.  Patient safety and quality of care involve identifying ways to improve care delivery, and the implementation of these methods.  Outcomes research focuses on measurement and evaluation, and comparative effectiveness research uses rigorous methodology to compare the effectiveness of available options for treatment or prevention.  While the certificate program focuses primarily on quality, safety and outcome assessment, it also includes approaches to evaluate and compare interventions.  Graduates of the program will be able to assess quality of care for a medical condition; develop a workable quality improvement and evaluation plan; recognize the extent of problems in patient safety in medical care; design solutions to improve patient safety; and examine the ethical, legal and regulatory implications related to patient safety and incorporate in the day to day practice.