Clinical Practice Audit, Safety and Quality Improvement
|Course code CLAM6004||Units 10||Level 6000||Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Medicine and Public Health|
This course introduces candidates to quality improvement tools and techniques that will enhance the safety and quality of health care services. It describes the historical development of Quality Improvement and the introduction of Quality improvement programs as a multidisciplinary approach in the health field, introduces basic methods of data presentation and presents various examples of Quality Improvement techniques.
Not available in 2015
|Previously offered in 2014|
|Objectives||On completion of this course the candidate will be able to: |
1. Discuss the key principles of quality (for example, the importance of a customer focus, the perception of the work environment as a system, a scientific approach based on data, teamwork, leadership, and continuous improvement).
2. Describe and implement a model for improving care processes.
3. Recognise the importance of defining, analysing and improving processes in health care, describe quality improvement tools and techniques commonly used in the health care setting and determine their appropriate applications.
|Content||Course content includes learning modules covering: |
1. Introducing quality improvement in health care
2. Assessing and measuring quality
3. Techniques and tools for measuring quality
|Modes of Delivery||Distance Learning : IT Based|
Distance Learning : Paper Based
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
|Teaching Methods||Email Discussion Group|
Experience Based Learning
Self Directed Learning
|Contact Hours||Email Discussion Group: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term|
Self Directed Learning: for 8 hour(s) per Week for Full Term