HEALTH CARE QUALITY

CPH5HCQ

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will acquire practical knowledge of current approaches to the management of safety and quality in health care, and the available evidence of their effectiveness. The major theoretical developments of the twentieth century are reviewed, with a focus on their contribution to current methods and tools for quality improvement and quality assurance. Dilemmas in the conceptualisation and measurement of quality are explored, along with the relationship between quality management and clinical outcomes. This subject is taught in Mandarin and english for China Health Program students.

SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAdamm Ferrier

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsUnit manualPrescribed..

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. To master theoretical knowledge in relation to the models of practice that support risk management, root cause analyses, complaints handling, accreditation and clinical review

Activities:
Lectures, discussions, case studies, field visits, assessments

02. To critically reflect and review theories and language for analysing and strategising quality, safety and organisational performance

Activities:
Lectures, discussions, case studies, field visits, assessments

03. To reflect critically on the dynamics of institutional change

Activities:
Lectures, discussions, case studies, field visits, assessments

04. To have mastery of the theoretical knowledge in relation to health care quality to enable the student to be aware of the potential future contribution she or he might make towards promoting quality, safety and organisational performance

Activities:
Lectures, discussions, case studies, field visits, assessments

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Start date between: and    Key dates

China, 2018, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAdamm Ferrier

Class requirements

Block Mode
One 10.0 days block mode other recurrence on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 1,500-word essay35 01, 02, 03, 04
One 2,000-word essay45 01, 02, 03, 04
One group presentation (10 minutes per member)20 03, 04

China, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAdamm Ferrier

Class requirements

Block Mode
One 10.0 days block mode other recurrence on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 1,500-word essay35 01, 02, 03, 04
One 2,000-word essay45 01, 02, 03, 04
One group presentation (10 minutes per member)20 03, 04