APPLIED QUALITY & SAFETY IN HEALTH & COMMUNITY SERVICES

PHE4CQM

Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students will develop an understanding of the past, present and future directions for quality and safety in clinical and non-clinical services within health and community services. Historically the notion of quality and 'patient' safety has been viewed as actions that minimize patient's exposure to unnecessary risk while in the healthcare environment (usually a hospital). The delivery of safe, high quality care is essential within and between health and community service organisations and this subject promotes an understanding of the necessary principles and practices. Throughout the subject, there is an emphasis on individual and organisational skill development.

SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSandra Leggat

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects PHE5HCQ or PHE4HCQ

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Offered subject to sufficient enrolments

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsReadings available for download from the LMSPrescribedCollege of SHECollege of SHE

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Defend the relationship among strategy, quality, safety, risk, human resource management and operations for a health care organisation.

Activities:
In class teamwork enquiries

02. Critique the development of quality and safety in Australian and international health care organisations.

Activities:
Analysis of health system achievement of National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards assignment.

03. Evaluate your organisation's ability to achieve the Australian National Safety and Quality Standards or analyse the implications and improvements required of a recent accreditation result.

Activities:
Analysis of health system achievement of National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards assignment.

04. Review the suite of safety and quality indicators and data regularly reported to your organisation's governing entity and senior management team and judge whether they are relevant, comprehensive and used appropriately, recommending areas for improvement.

Activities:
Balanced scorecard activity.

05. Synthesise the evidence for consumer/patient involvement in quality and safety.

Activities:
Analysis of health system achievement of National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards assignment.In class teamwork enquiries.

06. Argue a plan for increasing consumer/patient partnership for enhancing quality and safety.

Activities:
In class teamwork enquiries

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