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Quality, Patient Safety, and Outcomes Research Practicum

East Baltimore
3rd term
Health Policy and Management
3 credits
Academic Year:
2021 - 2022
Instruction Method:
Asynchronous Online
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Pamela Davis

All certificate requirements must be taken before or concurrently with the practicum.


Provides students in the Quality, Patient Safety, and Outcomes Research Certificate Program with an integrated experience in quality, patient safety, outcomes research, or a combination of the 3 domains in any one of a wide variety of settings in the health service delivery environment. Students are placed based on their individual goals and interests and the preceptors’ needs. Students join an active work group and are supervised directly or indirectly by the practicum preceptor.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Apply the skills and competencies learned over the entire certificate curriculum to the real world in a health care setting.
Methods of Assessment:

This course is evaluated as follows:

  • 75% Final Paper
  • 25% Preceptor evaluation

Enrollment Restriction:

Students enrolled in the Quality, Patient Safety, and Outcomes Research Certificate only

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for all students

Consent Note:

practicum site must be approved and completion of required coursework confirmed prior to registration

For consent, contact:

Special Comments:

Students already in degree seeking programs may use their required capstone/practicum to count towards their Quality practicum as long as it is relevant to the field of Quality, Patient Safety, and Outcomes Research.