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Human Factors for Patient Safety Leadership

Postgraduate | MUR-SHP602 | 2024

Explore why humans are error prone and the strategies that protect patients from these errors. See how technology, processes, and teamwork make health care safer. Learn to work with machines and other people for better care outcomes for patients.

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Enrol by
21 July 2024
Entry requirements
Part of a degree
15 weeks
Start dates
29 July 2024

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Human Factors for Patient Safety Leadership

About this subject

  • On successful completion of the subject you should be able to:

    1. Apply the principles of Human Factors used in evidence-based practice to prevent errors in health care delivery
    2. Explain the cognitive and behavioural characteristics of humans that potentially lead to errors in health care delivery in relation to working environments, machines and technology
    3. Use reflective learning to identify and manage human factors in your own workplace
    4. Demonstrate knowledge of human factors to develop strategies to reduce risk of errors during medication administration, teamwork and communication, clinical handover, and clinical deterioration
    5. Analyse current evidence to identify and manage human factors and improve safety and quality in healthcare

Entry requirements

Part of a degree

To enrol in this subject you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:


  • MUR-HCM-MAS-2024 - Master of Health Care Management

Equivalent subjects

You should not enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • MUR-SHP602U (Not currently available)


Enrolment in a graduate degree.

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

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Related degrees

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses

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Master of Health Care Management

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