Coffs HarbourSession 1Session 1
Gold CoastSession 1Session 1
LismoreSession 1Session 1

Unit description

Builds upon previous knowledge and skills to enable students to acquire an applied perspective on research and the principles of quality management and patient safety.

Unit content

  • Introduction to quality management
  • Quality assurance models in health care
  • Strategies to improve health care
  • Integrating patient preferences in planning quality care
  • Utilising research to promote patient safety
  • Utilising research to identify health care issues
  • Incident reporting and analysis
  • Patient safety and sentinel events
  • Evidence-based practice and quality health outcomes
  • Evidence-based practice and systematic reviews

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.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 1

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

Teaching and assessment

Coffs Harbour

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour  (8 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 3 hours (8 weeks)

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour  (8 weeks )
Tutorial on-site 3 hours (8 weeks)


Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour  (8 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 3 hours (8 weeks)

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

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information


Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2019 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

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