HEALTH CARE QUALITY

PHE5HCQ

2014

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.

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences

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.PrescribedN/AN/A
ReadingsThe strategic quality managerPrescribedBalding, C.ARCADE CUSTOM PUBLICATIONS 2011

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City, 2014, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorZhanming Liang

Class requirements

Lecture
Four 1.0 days lecture per study period during the day and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
Five online discussions35
One group presentation25
One 2,500-word essay40

Online, 2014, 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%
Five online discussions35
One 1,500-word essay25
One 2,500-word essay40