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​Course Overview


IHI Open School Courses in the Curriculum

​​​​​Institutional faculty and organizational leaders around the world rely on the Open School courses as an easy way to bring essential training in quality improvement and patient safety to students and staff — creating a common language around improvement and giving learners crucial skills to become leaders and agents of change in health care.
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​IHI Open School Faculty Guide: Best Practices in Curriculum Integration
There are several approaches to integrating IHI Open School courses: some require students to complete the Basic Certificate in Quality and Safety; others choose a few of our courses to teach specific concepts; and a growing number use the IHI Open School to facilitate project-based learning opportunities.
No matter the approach, when it comes to integrating IHI Open School courses into their curriculum, faculty ask for advice and resources around many of the same things – and this guide aims to better support all faculty in these efforts.

Learn m​ore and download ​
the guide here.
Institutions Using IHI Open School Courses
Additional Resources
  • Download the IHI Open School Curriculum Overview (PDF) to see which content may be the best fit at your institution. (You may find that our Basic Certificate in Quality and Safety, which includes 13 of our core courses, is a good place to start). This document includes a complete course listing, including lesson titles, authors, and learning objectives.
  • Learn more about the benefits of a group or faculty subscription, including our Team Tracking Tool.
  • Visit our Activities Library for supplemental learning to add to your quality and safety or health curriculum. Try using our short videos to facilitate group discussion.
  • Take a look at our Graduate Medical Education (GME) faculty training courses. These seven courses aim to build stronger, more integrated clinical learning programs.
  • Review the
    selection of related case studies and articles below, organized by professional program, for a more in-depth look at how faculty have used the Open School courses over time.


  Health Systems:
​  Interprofessional and/or University-wide: