Certificate in Healthcare Risk Management

Key Facts

4 Months
Max. Duration
12 Months


Healthcare industry is more vulnerable to the incidents of mistakes and errors, than any other industry and these mistakes can pretty much cost patients their lives. So it is essential to stay current on developments in risk management practices, regulations and technologies.

Healthcare risk management is the exercise of determining and protecting against possible risks / threats within a healthcare setting. Identification of possible risks within a healthcare organization is the first step in Healthcare Risk Management. Then the risks are evaluated and ways and means to minimize the possibility of their occurrence, and strategies to handle them are developed. Healthcare Risk Management enables healthcare service providers to assess their organizational healthcare policies and processes, outcomes, patient perception and company structure and/or techniques involved in the capability to offer effective, safe, efficient, patient-oriented, reasonable and prompt care.


At JLI we endeavor to develop healthcare risk management professionals who are equipped with the most relevant and up-to-date knowledge and skills. This healthcare risk management training program will give you an extensive methodical understanding of the key areas Healthcare Risk Management and enhance your skills and knowledge to the level expected of a Healthcare Risk Management Professional.


The program is comprised of 10 modules that can be completed in about 4 months. For a detailed list of modules covered in this program, please refer to the curriculum.

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Module 01: Introduction To Healthcare
Module 02: Introduction To The Management Role
Module 03: Staff Relationships & Cultural Diversity
Module 04: Healthcare Planning, Organizing & Control
Module 05: Information Systems & Knowledge Management In Healthcare
Module 06: Overview of Risk Management
Module 07: Development of Risk Management Program
Module 08: Risk Management Professional
Module 09: Issues In Health Care Risk Management
Module 10: Integration of Risk Management And Safety


What is a credit?

A credit represents the amount of effort that is required to complete the program. Each module credit is equal to approximately 20 hours of study including lecture, tutorial, projects, assignment, field work etc. as may be applicable.

The curriculum for the program – Certificate Course in Healthcare Risk Management (CHRM) is extensive, has been developed and evaluated by experienced healthcare industry professionals and is fully endorsed by the healthcare industry at large. This program is suitable for new graduates who want to make a career in healthcare and risk management, professionals already working in healthcare who wish to grow further in their career, and those who wish to shift to the healthcare sector from any other industry.

How You Will Study

This program is conducted fully online.

Once you are enrolled you will be provided a username and password to login to our e-Campus. All the courses that you are supposed to study will be available in your account. You can log in and complete your courses at any time of your convenience. Study materials are provided in the form of lectures, reading materials, additional videos, research papers, and so on. The faculty can be contacted for any assistance when required. All tests and assignment submissions also take place via the e-Campus. For more information please refer to the online learning section of the website.

Important Dates

Next Start Date: 1 July 2024
Application Deadline: 30 June 2024


  • Multiple Choice Questions

    Each lesson that you study online will be followed by a multiple choice question test. These usually comprise of 15 to 20 questions and can be attempted multiple times if needed. Pass percentage is 60%. The next unit in the sequence only unlocks once you have passed the test.

  • Project Work

    Each module is followed by a project or an assignment. This is like writing an essay in 1000 to 1500 words. The project topic and the guidelines to be followed will be available in your account.

Academic Support

As a student you can interact online with the faculty members and fellow students to network and to discuss important topics via your e-Campus. The faculty can be contacted via personal messaging, emails, or phone, if required.

Towards the end of the program you will be provided placement assistance via our “Student Success Team”.

In addition, soon after enrolment, each participant registered in this course is provided with a mentor who is an experienced professional from the clinical research industry. The mentor can be contacted at any time via email for career guidance.

Eligibility Requirements

The minimum eligibility criteria for Certificate in Healthcare Risk Management (CHRM) would include either of the following:

– Any degree in Bioscience/Life Sciences such as Biochemistry, Microbiology, Genetics, Biotechnology, Botany, Zoology etc
– Any degree in Medicine such as MBBS, BDS, BPT, BAMS, BHMS, BUMS etc
– Any degree in Pharmacy / Pharmaceutical Sciences
– Any degree in Chemistry / Biostatistics / Bioinformatics
– Any degree in Nursing / Allied Health.
– Students in their final year of graduation for the above courses are also eligible to apply.

Candidates without the above mentioned educational prerequisite who have some work experience and wish to enter the healthcare industry may also be eligible for this program. Please contact our counsellors to discuss your case.

Document Requirements
  • A passport size photo (head and shoulders only)
  • Copy of identity proof e.g. a copy of passport or any other government-issued identity card
  • Copy of bachelor’s degree or equivalent (degree/higher national diploma etc.)
  • Copy of academic transcripts/marks sheets from the bachelor’s degree
Language Requirements

This program is taught in English. Therefore, you should be comfortable in using English as a language of communication (reading, writing and speaking).

No proof is required.


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Career Opportunities

Hospitals spend hundreds and thousands of dollars annually on insurance and medical malpractice or negligence claims. Hence, healthcare facilities often employ health care risk managers to reduce the error rates, accidents and other adverse events. In addition to large multi-speciality hospitals, nursing homes, mental health institutions, small clinics and rehabilitation centers also hire health care risk managers. Experienced healthcare risk professionals can also work as freelance risk management consultants.

Program FAQ's

This program can be completed in about 4 months. It is fully self-paced, so you can increase your pace or go slow based on your time availability.

The primary mode of learning is via pre-recorded lectures, videos, reading materials etc. A few live guest lectures are scheduled during the program however they are optional to attend. Whenever such sessions are scheduled they are planned in a way that is convenient for most of our students. If you are unable to attend, a reccorded version will be provided.

You will be able to interact with the faculty via the personal messaging facility available in your study account, discussion forum, or via emails. A short phone call can also be scheduled if necessary.

A discussion group is available for the program. You can post your questions in the group and other students may respond.

Generally, you do not need to purchase any books. All the resources that you need will be made available by the faculty in your account. If you do wish to have text books, then the faculty can recommend to you some, and you may purchase them on your own,

Each unit within each course will be followed by a short multiple-choice question test. Once you pass, the next unit will activate for you to study. You can take these tests as many times as you need to.

In addition, you will be required to submit assignments for each course. Assignments are like essay or paper writing, usually of 1000 – 1500 words. Guidelines on how to write them will be available in your account.

You can save the pdf study notes that will be provided for each unit. Videos and other multimedia content cannot be downloaded.

No, our degree does not mention that the program was conducted online.

At this time any graduation ceremony is not conducted for short duration programs like this one. Completion documents are sent to you by post or courier.

We recommend that you invest 10 to 12 hours per week in order to be able to complete within the prescribed program duration.
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