Quality Improvements in Maternal & Newborn Health Course

Liverpool School Of Tropical Medicine

Program Description

Quality Improvements in Maternal & Newborn Health Course

Liverpool School Of Tropical Medicine

This course aims to provide students with knowledge and critical understanding of the concepts of quality of care in maternal and newborn health. Students will learn the importance of improving the quality of MNH care and services, how to assess quality, reflect critically on their own area of practice and role in quality improvement and appreciate how research and audit differ and how they are related.

Course Outline

  • Introduction to quality of care in MNH services

  • Multi dimensional aspects of quality

  • How to improve quality of MNH care?

  • Approaches: QI committee, champions, behaviour change

  • Quality of care methods in MNH; maternal death audit, perinatal death audit, setting standards, criterion based audit

  • Introduction to tools using in QI: client exit interview, FGD, IDI, observation, patient complaints and incidents

  • Maternal death reviews

  • Classification of maternal death

  • Perinatal death reviews

  • Developing tools for maternal and perinatal death reviews

  • Criteria based audit

  • Development of performance standards for Emergency Obstetric care and Newborn Care

  • Indicators for monitoring and evaluating progress in Quality of Care

Academic requirements:

Anyone who works in the fields of international child health with a quality improvement capacity would find this course useful, especially doctors, nurses, midwives, community health practitioners and public health researchers.

English language requirements:

Proof of English to IELTS 6.5

Specific aims:

  • Demonstrate that they have the skills, knowledge and understanding to introduce and use quality improvement methods for MNH services, notably: - setting of standards - carrying out maternal death reviews - perinatal death reviews - criteria-based clinical audits.
  • Explain the importance of quality improvement in MNH
  • Identify specific developments within their own area of practice and consider how the interventions were evaluated.
This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated November 27, 2015
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Feb. 2017
2 weeks
Full time
1,150 GBP
Start date Feb. 2017
United Kingdom Liverpool, England
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Duration 2 weeks
Price 1,150 GBP