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Master of Science in Patient Safety Leadership

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  3. Curriculum
  4. Tuition

Completion Schedule: Each course will be eight weeks in length. The typical course load is one course per eight-week term. You can complete your degree in 18 months if you take courses in back-to-back terms.


The curriculum of the Master of Science in Patient Safety Leadership consists of nine 4-credit hour courses for a total of 36 credit hours, to be taken in the order listed below.

  • PSL 401: Patient Safety and Quality Care Improvement
  • PSL 402: Error Science, Risk and Disclosure
  • PSL 403: Communication and Collaboration
  • PSL 404: Organizational Leadership/Health Systems
  • PSL 501: Healthcare Simulation, Team and Applied Leadership Principles (includes on-site residency in Illinois)
  • PSL 502: Health Sciences Research and Information Technology
  • PSL 503: Economics, Policy and Environment
  • PSL 504: Creating Human and System Change
  • PSL 597: Capstone Project
  • Electives

    • BHIS 534: Health Information Technology and Patient Safety
    • PSL 594: Special Topics in Patient Safety Leadership: Quality in Health and Healthcare


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