Healthcare Quality and Safety, MHQS

Mission Statement

The mission of the Perelman School of Medicine’s Master’s degree in Healthcare Quality and Safety (MHQS) is to train the next generation of healthcare leaders and practitioners in the science of healthcare quality and patient safety.

Program Goals

The goal of the MHQS is to provide in-depth didactic instruction and hands-on experience to current healthcare professionals who aim to improve the quality and safety of healthcare, locally, regionally or nationally. This program will prepare students to pursue careers in healthcare administration and leadership that may be broad (e.g. director of quality and safety for a healthcare system or hospital) or more focused (e.g. positions that oversee population health, health equity, patient safety, value-based care for a healthcare system, department, or organization). Some graduates will combine their clinical and academic careers with a focus on healthcare quality and safety leadership, others will go on to pure leadership positions.

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Curriculum

Core Requirements
HQS 6010Introduction to Healthcare Quality, Safety, and Value1
HQS 6020Learning Health System Seminar Series0.5
HQS 6030Evaluating Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Programs1
HQS 6120Principles and Practice of Healthcare Quality Improvement1
HQS 6400Coaching in Quality Improvement Work0.5
HQS 6500Systems Thinking in Patient Safety1
HPR 6700Health Care Strategic Leadership and Business Acumen1
HQS 9900Quality Improvement Capstone I1
HQS 9910Quality Improvement Capstone II1
Electives
Select two elective courses2
Non-Academic Requirements
HIPAA Training
Total Course Units10

The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2022 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.