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Quality and Safety in Healthcare (NURS90086)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeNURS90086
Semester 1
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This subject enables students to examine factors influencing safety and quality of the healthcare system. Using safety and quality as a framework students will examine trends in critical incidents in healthcare that result in adverse outcomes for patients. The subject will also introduce students to emerging strategies in healthcare that seek to improve the safety and quality of patient care and to consider particular roles of nurses in leading these efforts at a clinical and organisational level.

Intended learning outcomes

At the completion of this subject students should be able to;
1. understand the health care system as a potential source of adverse events for patients;
2. demonstrate knowledge of the key contemporary safety and quality issues in Australian and International healthcare;
3. describe processes for examining patient adverse events;
4. examine adverse events and develop improvement strategies for event prevention;
5. discuss the role of clinical governance as an organisational framework for reducing adverse events in health care.

Generic skills

At the completion of this subject, students should be able to demonstrate:
• the capacity for information seeking, retrieval and evaluation;
• critical thinking and analytical skills;
• an openness to new ideas;
• planning and time management skills;
• the ability to communicate knowledge through classroom and web-based discussions and written material.

Last updated: 15 August 2019