Quality and Safety in Health Care (CEPI5200)

UNIT OF STUDY

The unit has six major content areas delivered as modules covering: An understanding Q&S in Healthcare; Professional and ethical practice; Clinical governance; Improving Healthcare. At the end of the unit students will: understand the background to quality and safety in health care, from Australian and international perspectives; understand the nature of health care error including the methods of error detection and monitoring, and quality indicators; understand the role of good communication and other professional responsibilities in quality and safety in healthcare; have developed an understanding of clinical governance, accountability and systems management; have considered methods for improving healthcare such as getting research into practice, clinical practice guidelines and clinical practice improvement. This unit consists of online discussions and activities based around key provided readings and other resources.

Our courses that offer this unit of study

Further unit of study information

Classes

offered online

Assessment

online participation (40%), short answer questions and word assignment (60%)

Textbooks

Online readings and other learning resources will be provided.

Faculty/department permission required?

No

Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

clinical experience strongly recommended

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.