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Learn about human factors in healthcare and how to reduce human error with this online course for healthcare professionals.
Human factors is the study of how humans behave and interact with each other and their surroundings. It considers how humans interact in the workplace and how, due to the inevitability of human error, mistakes are likely to occur.
On this course you will look at human factors in a healthcare environment, an area where it is vital to limit mistakes because human error can affect patient safety. You will learn about systems that pre-empt the inevitability of human error and can help improve clinical practice and patient safety as a whole.
This course is for healthcare professionals of all levels, but many of the topics discussed are transferable across other industries.
- Why Human error occurs
- Cognitive Short Topics of Human Factors
- Human factor case studies
- Participant reflection and self evaluation to promote awareness of human factors
- Strategies to improve communication within the workplace
- Developing a safety culture
Lecturer in Operating Department Practice at the school of Health Sciences, University of East Anglia.
Interests include clinical simulation, human factors and patient safety.
Professor of Public Health & Medical Education, Norwich Medical School;
Lifelong Learner; Supervisor & Mentor; 'early adopter' but advocate of pedagogy before technology.
The University of East Anglia (abbreviated as UEA) is a public research university in Norwich, England. Established in 1963 on a 320 acres (130 hectares) campus west of the city centre, the university has four faculties and 26 schools of study.
FutureLearn is a massive open online course (MOOC) learning platform founded in December 2012.
It is a company launched and wholly owned by The Open University in Milton Keynes, England. It is the first UK-led massive open online course learning platform, and as of March 2015 included 54 UK and international University partners and unlike similar platforms includes four non-university partners: the British Museum, the British Council, the British Library and the National Film and Television School.