The Second-level short specialisation degree in Clinical Risk Management trains professionals in healthcare in theoretical/practical aspects with the aim of acquiring the following skills:

  • identifying adverse events in the healthcare system (and related areas) and risk factors;
  • using appropriate detection systems;
  • preventing, managing adverse events and their consequences;
  • ability to optimise the economic resources dedicated to clinical risk management;
  • ability to know how to promote organisational communication and integration among the various professional figures.

The Second-level short specialisation degree in Clinical Risk Management helps train professionals in:

  • detecting, analysing, and interpreting errors and their consequences;
  • preventing and managing adverse events and their consequences;
  • creation and evaluation of clinical-risk management plans in one’s own work unit or in a department.

The Second-level short specialisation degree in Clinical Risk Management provides theoretical and practical training for professionals who will have the specific skills of a clinical risk manager. They will be able to find work:

  • as clinical-risk managers in operational units and health care companies;
  • in the legal management of claims and consequences of adverse events;
  • in the economic assessment of various situations related to clinical risk.

The Second-level short specialisation degree in Clinical Risk Management provides training in:

Patient Safety

  • Introduction to patient safety
  • Clinical risks and training
  • Quality and business processes
  • Errors in medicine
  • The psychological dimension of errors
  • Clinical- risk management: the national reference framework
  • Clinical risk and devices
  • Patient safety and infections
  • Clinical-risk management in healthcare
  • Methods and tools in clinical-risk management
  • Measuring clinical risk
  • Clinical risk and clinical applications
  • Health professions and how to integrate clinical risk
  • How to write a scientific article on clinical risk
  • Involving patients


  • Managing the leadership system and team concept

Economic and legal aspects of patient safety

  • Clinical risk and responsibility
  • Economics and managing clinical risk

The general ranking of merit for the academic year 2023/24 will be published on the Italian page of this Second-level short specialisation degree according to the timing provided in the Call.


Health, environment and territory
€ 1.625,00
€ 1.000,00
Find the admission titles in the selection notice 23/24.


The Second-level short specialisation degree takes place over a period of twelve months and attendance is compulsory.
The course includes in-person lessons (lectures, seminars) and a potential internship during which the student can go further in-depth on specific topics of interest in terms of patient safety, leadership, and quality improvement.
The dates of classroom lectures and seminars will be given to students on a quarterly basis. The internship period will be agreed upon individually with the student.
The student must choose an advisor (from among the various lecturers) to work with throughout the Second-level short specialisation degree. The advisor will also oversee the student’s thesis, which will be part of the final assessment.

Attendance is compulsory for at least 70% of the total number of course hours.

The final consists of project work.