Safety and Quality in Health Care
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.
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On successful completion of the subject you should be able to:
- formulate the concepts of quality, safety and risk management within health care delivery
- communicate the impact of systems and human interactions on the likelihood of errors and adverse events
- establish the processes for managing clinical risk, investigating errors and utilising data to improve patient safety
- identify the opportunities for consumers to contribute to safety and quality in healthcare
- develop the methods and tools that can be used to measure and improve quality of care.
- Principles of Quality
- Principles of Safety
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-Safety and Quality in Health Care (No longer available)
Enrolment in a Graduate degree.
No additional requirements
This subject is designed to foster knowledge and understanding of concepts, principles and practices of continuous improvement in a range of healthcare settings. Participants will develop an understanding of creative, effective and practical approaches to implementing quality and safety practices in the workplace. As well, evidence–based leadership and change management strategies in the workplace will be explored.
Please Note: All students studying at Murdoch University will need to complete the compulsory unit, Murdoch Academic Passport (MAP100), which only takes 2-3 hours to complete online. Find out more: http://goto.murdoch.edu.au/MurdochAcademicPassport.
These assessments allow students to demonstrate knowledge and understanding, analysis and evaluation skills and application of theoretical concepts to practice. Additionally, these assessments allow students to further develop academic and professional communication skills. Detailed feedback is provided on all assessments in addition to the marking rubrics to facilitate student learning and achievement of unit learning outcomes.
- Module quiz (30%)
- Online Discussion Forum (30%)
- Written Report (40%)
Current study term: 25 Jul 21 to 29 Oct 21
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