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Patient Safety and Safety Science (New Course)

Patient Safety and Safety Science (New Course)

  • Next Course: Wednesdays, February 16th – March 27th
  • Spring 2015 course registration period: Begins on November 1, 2014 and ends December 1, 2014

The purpose and goal of this course is to present both fundamentals and advanced principles of Patient Safety and Safety Science. Dominant myths will be explored and debunked.

What You Will Learn

Topics to be covered will include: The scope of the patient safety problem, the relationship between safety and quality, tools in investigating and improving safety, the role of culture, systems, critical and creative thinking, leadership, high reliability organizations, and resiliency.

This course is recommended for individuals who have an interest in understanding and improving patient safety.

Course Dates

The Spring 2015 Patient Safety and Safety Science (20103A) begins on February 16th. Classes will be held on Wednesdays, February 16 – March 27, 2015 from 5pm – 8pm at the Medical College of Wisconsin, Room H1230 .

How to Register

Spring 2015 course registration begins November 1, 2014 and ends December 1, 2014.

Registration Deadline

Registration must be completed by December 1, 2014.

MCW Students

MCW students should register through Electronic Access to Student Information (EASI) System.

Non-MCW Students

Non-MCW students should contact the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at gradschool@mcw.edu for registration information.

Course Director and Contact Information

Matthew Scanlon MD, CPPS
Course Director
Professor, Department of Pediatrics/Critical Care
Medical College of Wisconsin
(414) 266-2498 / Email

Onur Asan, PhD
Course Collaborator
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine/General Internal Medicine
Medical College of Wisconsin
(414) 955-8815 / Email

NIH Funding Acknowledgment: Important Reminder – Please acknowledge the NIH when publishing papers, patents, projects, and presentations resulting from the use of CTSI resources by including the NIH Funding Acknowledgement.


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