ISQua Specialist Certificate
About the course
In addition to covering basic principles, this course provides a critical insight into various aspects of medication safety, such as high-risk medications, clinical specialities, transitions of care and interventions.
Who is it for?
This course is aimed at any level of pharmacy worker, including administrators whose health system includes an outpatient pharmacy, as well as any quality specialist whose prime focus includes improving medication safety.
- Duration: 12 months (from date of enrolment)
- Fully online course
- Continuous assessment (no final exam)
- Certificate awarded upon completion
- Discounted registration fee for ISQua Members
2019 Conference Tracks
|Introduction to Medication Safety||
||Dr Peter Lachman, M.D. MPH. M.B.B.Ch., FRCPCH, FCP (SA), FRCPI,
|WHO's Third Global Challenge||
||Dr Neelam Dhingra-Kumar,
MD, Coordinator, Patient Safety and Risk Management, Service Delivery and Safety, World Health Organization, Geneva
|Culture of Medication Safety and Developing Shared Accountability||
Vice President, Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)
|Case Study: Improving Medication Safety at Policy Level||
Head of Prescribing and Therapeutics, Scottish Government.
|Designing for Safety Using Human Factors and Ergonomics||
Professor Sue Hignett,
Dr Thomas Jun,
Dr Mike Fray, Senior Lecturer in Human Factors Design, Loughborough University.
|Detecting Medication Errors and Analysing Medication Error Incident Reports||
||James Hoffmann, M.D., Assistant Professor, Clinical Paediatrics, Primary Children's Hospital, Utah.|
|Reporting and Learning Systems for Medication Errors||
||Professor Shin Ushiro, M.D., Executive Board Member of the Japan Council for Quality Health Care (JQ) Head of Division, Adverse Event Prevention.|
|Learning from Serious Medication Error||
||Patricia O'Connor, Executive Director, QI Discovery|
|Understanding Challenges in the Safe Use of Medications||
PhD, RPh, CPHQ, FAPhA,
Professor Assistant Dean-Designate, Academic Affairs and Assessment,
College of Pharmacy, University of Arizona
||Ciara Kirke, Clinical Lead,
National Medication Safety Programme,
Quality Improvement Division,
Health Service Executive, Ireland
||Professor Sabiha Essack,
B. Pharm., M. Pharm., PhD South African Research Chair in Antibiotic Resistance & One Health
|Medication safety in Primary Care||
GP Clinical Lead,
Safety Improvement in Primary Care,
Dollar Health Centre, Scotland.
|Medication Safety in Intensive Care||
Bpharm, GradDipClinPharm, Medication Safety Pharmacist, Cairns Hospital, Australia.
|Medication Safety in Mental Health||
||Rosemary Smyth, Director Standards & Quality Assurance/Training & Development, Mental Health Commission Ireland|
|Medication Safety for Older Adults||
Higher Specialist Trainee in Geriatric and General Internal Medicine,
Royal College of Physicians in Ireland.
|Medication at Transitions in Care||
||Ciara Kirke, Clinical Lead, Medication Safety, Quality Improvement Division at Health Service Executive, Ireland.|
|Introduction and Evaluation of Interventions to Increase Reliability||
||Bryony Dean Franklin, Director,
Centre for Medication Safety and Service Quality, UCL School of Pharmacy / Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust.
|Using Smartphone Apps to Improve Medication Safety||
Pharmacy Director, Pharmapod
|Interventions for the Safe Administration of Medications||
Medication Safety and Clinical Pharmacist
|Reducing Medication Errors with Barcodes||
Hospital Pharmacist and Chief Pharmacy Informatics Officer (CPMO),
St Jansdal Hospital in Harderwijk,
|Using Unit Huddles to Reduce Adverse Drug Events||This session will provide case stories of an improvement technique that:
Fellow and Faculty, Institute for Healthcare Improvement
Medication Safety Specialist Certificate Fees
|New To ISQua?||Hours||Duration||Cost||Eligibility|
|40||12 months||€350||Applicants from High Income (HI) & Upper Middle Income (UMI) countries|
|40||12 months||€250||Active ISQua Members|
|Standard LMIC rate*||Hours||Duration||Cost||Eligibility|
|40||12 months||€175||Applicants from Low and Lower Middle-Income Countries (LMIC)|
|ISQua Member (LMIC rate*)||Hours||Duration||Cost||Eligibility|
|40||12 months||€125||Active ISQua Members from low and lower-middle-income countries|
* ISQua offers 50% discount to participants who were born in and currently work in low income and lower middle income countries as ranked by the World Bank. Applicants must upload the first page of their passport and letter from their employer to verify they qualify for this discount.