HEALTH CARE QUALITY

PHE5HCQ

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.

SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorZhanming Liang

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects PHE4CQM

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Offered subject to sufficient enrolment numbers.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsA number of journal articles and governmental policies and reports will be detailed in the subject outline.Prescribed..
ReadingsCreate a great quality system in 6-monthsRecommendedBalding, C.ARCADE CUSTOM PUBLICATIONS 2011

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Define quality and safety in health care, and be aware of the theories underlying these concepts

Activities:
Self-reading, online discussions, lectures
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

02. Analyse the sources of quality problems and the barriers to their solution, using techniques including root cause analysis and clinical risk management

Activities:
Self-reading, online discussionsa, lectures and preparation of assignments
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

03. Design quality improvemen projects

Activities:
Self-readings and preparation of assignments
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

04. Implement methods of monitoring, measuring and assessing quality and safety in students' areas of responsibilities

Activities:
Self-readings, online discussions, lectures and preparation of assignments
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

05. Articulate the requirements for a comprehensive approach to the management of quality and safety improvement in students' organisations

Activities:
Self-readings, online discussions, ;ectures and preparation of assignmentl
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

06. Relate quality management to overall operation management, and use techniques for aligning quality

Activities:
Self-readings, online discussions and lectures
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City Campus, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorZhanming Liang

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
Three 8.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Compulsory for students enrolled in City Campus (face to face).Students enrolled online are strongly encouraged to attend when possible."

WorkShop Week: 42 - 42
One 3.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 42 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Compulsory for students enrolled in City Campus (face to face)."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Five online discussions035 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
One group presentation030 01, 06
One 2,500-word essay035 04, 05, 06

Online, 2018, Semester 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorZhanming Liang

Class requirements

Lecture
Three 1.0 days lecture per study period and delivered via face-to-face.
"Optional. All material and assessments delivered online."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Five online discussionsAll students enrolled in HCQ35 01, 02, 04, 05, 06
One 1,800-word essay (for online students)30 01, 03, 04, 05
One 2,500-word essay35 04, 05, 06