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Course Description

This course aims to provide a broad overview of current trends, core concepts, and methods in quality improvement (QI) and demonstrate their application to healthcare, clinical research and public health. The course focuses on application, and includes didactic instruction, group discussions, and a small group QI project. The semester long QI project involves collaboration with hospital staff or public health practitioners.

Students should be trained in the medical sciences (e.g., MD, DO, DDS, DVM, PharmD), have advanced biomedical or clinical degrees, be enrolled in an advanced biomedical or clinical degree program, or have substantial biomedical or clinical research experience. 

Basic Enrollment Requirements: Unofficial Transcript – Bachelor’s. You will be contacted after registration for required evidence of immunization.

Instructor Approval: Required. Please email the instructor of this course to request permission to enroll. We typically recommend including a resume, your educational history, and 2-3 sentences as to why you are interested in taking the course. You may register for this course before receiving approval, but your enrollment will not be confirmed until approval is received. Please contact us at if you have not heard back from your instructor.

Refund Policy: The refund policy for Courses at Tufts offerings is dependent on the offering type: whether the offering is a course, workshop or short course, or in-demand offering. Please refer to the section details to confirm the type of offering as well as any exceptions to the standard refund policy. The refund policies for each offering type and instruction mode are viewable here:

Remission Eligible: Yes; first day of term; all university policies apply.

Affiliated With:

  • Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences