Graduate Minor in Quality, Safety and Risk Management in Healthcare

About the Graduate Minor

The graduate minor in Quality, Safety and Risk Management is designed to prepare health professionals who can lead organizational efforts to improve and monitor quality metrics, improve safety for both patients and staff, and manage risks in a dynamic healthcare environment. Graduates of this program will be prepared to lead teams in a wide variety of quality and risk management initiatives including:

  • Aligning the patient safety, risk, and quality functions within the organization.
  • Ensuring that the patient safety, risk, and quality activities are aligned with the strategic goals of the organization.
  • Assessing current activities in patient safety, risk, and quality to clarify responsibilities and reduce duplication of effort.
  • Establishing a structure that ensures that patient care activities are addressed in a coordinated manner involving the patient safety, risk, and quality functions.
  • Coordinating process changes, data collection, data analysis, monitoring, and evaluation.
  • Evaluating the roles of patient safety, risk, and quality as the organization's needs change.

Admission Requirements

  • Current enrollment in a masters program at Drexel University
  • GPA of 3.0 and above
  • Standardized Tests: None
  • Transcripts: Not required
  • Prerequisites: N/A
  • References: Not required
  • Personal Statement/ Essay: Personal statement describing interest in minor and relevance to career goals
  • Interview/Portfolio: Not required
  • CV/Resume: Required

Program Requirements

IPS 501Legal Compliance: Structure and Implementation4.5
IPS 504Regulations in Health Care4.5
IPS 584Analysis of Performance Standards in Healthcare Quality 3.0
IPS 585Science of Safety, Human Factors, and System Thinking3.0
Total Credits15.0
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