Our interactive and engaging courses are led by Prof. Rob Galloway, Consultant in Emergency Medicine.
The course covers:
- The principles of ‘human factors’ – why errors occur.
- Human cognitive biases (e.g. in memory, reasoning, decision-making).
- Practical skills/tools to improve individual/team performance and patient safety.
Human factors’ is the science of improving performance by understanding individual or team behaviour and cognitive biases. Only then can we redesign our clinical systems and environment to reflect this – thereby improving patient safety.
We often have to make difficult decisions in dynamic, intense, often unpredictable and challenging circumstances. Although our goal is to ensure patients always receive safe, effective, high-quality care, like all humans, healthcare staff are fallible and will make errors regardless of how experienced, committed and careful we are.
Learning from other safety-critical environments, we now understand that the design and complexity of the healthcare.
Who is this course relevant for?
Everybody working in healthcare, both clinical and non-clinical.
- 12th September 2023 – Chichester
- 12th October 2023 – Haywards Heath
- 28th November 2023 – Haywards Heath
- 15th December 2023 – Worthing
- 23rd January 2024 – Chichester
- 21st February 2024 – Brighton
- 27th March 2024 – Brighton
- 23rd April 2024 – Haywards Heath
- 21st May 2024 – Worthing
- 25th June 2024 – Chichester
- 16th July 2024 – Haywards Heath
How to book
For UHSussex Staff, please sign-in to IRIS and search for “Human Factors” or
For external attendees, please sign up through Eventbrite.
Email us with any queries: email@example.com