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SCU OnlineStudy Period 3Study Period 3

Unit description

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.

Unit content

  • Explore and analyse clinical accountability
  • Explore and analyse clinical standards
  • Explore and analyse clinical governance

Learning outcomes

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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1critically review the key principles of clinical accountability within the health care contextIntellectual rigourEthical practice
2compare and contrast discipline-based practice codes and standards and their impact on clinical decision-makingIntellectual rigourEthical practiceCultural competence
3demonstrate the linkage between clinical accountability and clinical governanceIntellectual rigour
4develop a framework for service evaluation and improvementIntellectual rigour
5report on the legal implications governing clinical accountability in health care practiceIntellectual rigourEthical practiceCultural competence

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. critically review the key principles of clinical accountability within the health care context
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA3: Ethical practice
  2. compare and contrast discipline-based practice codes and standards and their impact on clinical decision-making
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  3. demonstrate the linkage between clinical accountability and clinical governance
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
  4. develop a framework for service evaluation and improvement
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
  5. report on the legal implications governing clinical accountability in health care practice
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA7: Cultural competence

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Structured online learning (6 weeks)
Assessment
Essay30%
Report60%
Discussion board10%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
For information regarding Student Contribution Amounts please visit the Student Contribution Amounts.
Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

Fee paying courses
For POSTGRADUATE or UNDERGRADUATE full fee paying courses please check Domestic Postgraduate Fees OR Domestic Undergraduate Fees

International

Please check the international course and fee list to determine the relevant fees.

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