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Safety and Quality in Health Care

Postgraduate | MUR-SHP501 | 2024

Become a champion of continuous improvement in healthcare. Learn to take creative and practical approaches to quality and safety with patients. You’ll also learn how to lead backed by evidence, and use change management strategies.

Study method
100% online
100% online
Enrol by
21 July 2024
Entry requirements
Part of a degree
15 weeks
Start dates
26 Feb 2024,
29 July 2024

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Safety and Quality in Health Care

About this subject

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

    1. Apply the concepts of quality, safety and risk management in health care
    2. Explain the impact of systems and human interactions on the likelihood of errors and adverse events
    3. Use reflective learning to identify and manage clinical risk, investigate errors, and utilise data to improve patient safety
    4. Apply current evidence to examine the opportunities for consumers to contribute to safety and quality in healthcare
    5. Demonstrate the application of methods and tools that can be used to measure and improve quality of care in evidence-based practice

Entry requirements

Part of a degree

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


  • MUR-HMG-GCE-2024 - Graduate Certificate in Health Care Management
  • MUR-HCM-MAS-2024 - Master of Health Care Management
  • MUR-GHC-GCE-2024 - Graduate Certificate in Gerontological Healthcare

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-SHP501U (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.

Find out more information on Commonwealth Loans to understand what this means to your eligibility for financial support.

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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