CLAM6004

Clinical Practice Audit, Safety and Quality Improvement

10 Units

This course introduces candidates to quality improvement tools and techniques that will enhance the safety and quality of health care services. It describes the historical development of Quality Improvement and the introduction of Quality improvement programs as a multidisciplinary approach in the health field, introduces basic methods of data presentation and presents various examples of Quality Improvement techniques.

Faculty Faculty of Health and Medicine
School School of Medicine and Public Health
Availability

Not currently offered

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Discuss the key principles of quality (for example, the importance of a customer focus, the perception of the work environment as a system, a scientific approach based on data, teamwork, leadership, and continuous improvement).
  2. Describe and implement a model for improving care processes.
  3. Recognise the importance of defining, analysing and improving processes in health care, describe quality improvement tools and techniques commonly used in the health care setting and determine their appropriate applications.
Content

Course content includes learning modules covering:

  1. Introducing quality improvement in health care
  2. Assessing and measuring quality
  3. Techniques and tools for measuring quality
Assessment Items
  • Written Assignment: Written Assignment
  • Written Assignment: Written Assignment (x2)
  • Online Learning Activity: Written Assignment Blogs x 3
  • Project: Research project
Contact Hours
  • Online Activity: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
  • Self-Directed Learning: for 8 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for CLAM6004

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