Teaching Sustainability in Quality Improvement

Natalie Oman

Students and trainees in the health professions are increasing expected to demonstrate skills for quality improvement and for ‘net zero’ healthcare.  This short course helps educators and trainers to integrate sustainability concepts into mainstream quality improvement teaching and training. It is applicable to all health professions at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Supported by Health Education England, King's College London and the Health Foundation. 

  • Workshop: 01 November (Wed) 14.30-17.00 GMT  
    • Self-study period opens:  4 October

Prerequisite for joining course:

Completion of the e-lfh session on Environmental Sustainability in Quality Improvement or the CSH course Sustainable Quality Improvement or familiar with content of susqi.org

Learning outcomes:

  1. Apply sustainable healthcare concepts to quality improvement education;  
  2. Use SusQI to increase learners’ motivation for healthcare improvement; 
  3. Adapt examples of SusQI projects to your teaching context; 
  4. Develop tools to assess student learning

Part I. Self Study Module

You will need 2-4 hours to review the course materials and SusQI Educator pack with template teaching sessions, student project resources and case studies. 

Part II. Live Workshop

This 2.5 hour interactive online workshop includes a review of the self-study material with Q & A.  Then, in small groups you will take part in a demonstration of SusQI teaching and explore different approaches. By the end of the workshop you should feel equipped to integrate triple bottom line principles into Quality Improvement teaching. 

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