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Coffs Harbour
Gold Coast
Lismore

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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1analyse contemporary models of quality assurances and how they promote quality health care
2analyse strategies, including research used, to identify and address patient safety risks
3evaluate evidence-based interventions in promoting quality patient care

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

  1. analyse contemporary models of quality assurances and how they promote quality health care
  2. analyse strategies, including research used, to identify and address patient safety risks
  3. evaluate evidence-based interventions in promoting quality patient care

Prescribed texts

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour  (8 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 3 hours (8 weeks)
Assessment
Report55%
Report45%

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour  (8 weeks )
Tutorial on-site 3 hours (8 weeks)
Assessment
Report55%
Report45%

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour  (8 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 3 hours (8 weeks)
Assessment
Report55%
Report45%
Notice

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Fee information

Domestic

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International

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