Analyse and evaluate the role of clinical accountability in the healthcare context and the concepts of professional accountability within organisations. Students are provided with opportunities to develop critical perspectives through examining their worldview of service improvement and effective clinical outcomes. The fundamental concepts of clinical governance are explored and analysed.
Topic 1: Explore and analyse clinical accountability
Topic 2: Explore and analyse clinical standards
Topic 3: Explore and analyse clinical governance
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|
|2||compare and contrast discipline-based practice codes and standards and their impact on clinical decision-making||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Cultural competence|
|3||demonstrate the linkage between clinical accountability and clinical governance||Intellectual rigour|
|4||develop a framework for service evaluation and improvement||Intellectual rigour|
|5||report on the legal implications governing clinical accountability in health care practice||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Cultural competence|
Study Period 6
- Dunbar, J, Reddy, P & May, S, 2011, Deadly Healthcare, Australian Academic Press, Bowen Hills, Brisbane, Queensland. ISBN: 9781921513756.
Teaching and assessment
SCU Online (intensive)
|Structured online learning (6 weeks)|
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