Explores the role of clinical accountability in the health care context and the concepts of professional accountability within organisations. Students are provided with opportunities to develop critical perspectives through reconstructing their worldview of service improvement and effective clinical outcomes. The fundamental concepts of clinical governance are introduced.
Understanding clinical accountability:
- key principles of professional standards
- relationship to Australian health care policy
Introduction to clinical standards:
- identifying policies and agencies governing clinical practice
- regulations and acts
Understanding clinical governance:
- relationship to adverse events
- legal issues in practice
- service improvement and clinical decision making
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||critically review the key principles of clinical accountability within the health care context||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||compare and contrast discipline based practice codes and standards and their impact on clinical decision making||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||demonstrate the linkage between clinical accountability and clinical governance||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|4||develop a framework for service evaluation and improvement||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|5||report on the legal implications governing clinical accountability in health care practice.||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2014 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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