CLINICAL QUALITY IMPROVEMENT

NSM5CQI

2019

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

In this subject, students will explore the implementation of clinical best practice in healthcare and the ethical implications of clinical quality improvements for nursing and patients. Students review specific nursing practice from their own clinical specialty and conduct a plan for a clinical audit in order to provide recommendations for best practice. The ethical implications of changes to nursing practice or quality improvements are considered, with particular reference to informed consent and 'benefits versus harms' for patients. Clinical audit presentations are delivered at Melbourne (or online) and disseminated to 'host' healthcare organisations via a video recording or livestream.


SchoolSchool of Nursing & Midwifery

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorEwan McDonald

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted in one of the following courses: HMNSCO, HMN AND must have completed a minimum of 60 credit points

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsUsing Evidence to guide Nursing PracticePrescribedCourtney, M. & McCutcheon, H. (2010)2nd Edition, Elsevier, Australia
Readings'PART XII Ethical Issues in the Practice of Healthcare' in A Companion to BioethicsPrescribedSinger, P. & Kushe, H. (2009)Blackwell
ReadingsNational Statement on Ethical Conduct of Human ResearchPrescribedNational Health and Medical Research Council (2009) updated as at May 2015Australian Government

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Evaluate current and specific nursing practice in a healthcare setting

Activities:
Online activity, workshops and written exercises

02. Design and conduct a clinical audit to make recommendations for quality improvement in a healthcare setting

Activities:
Online activity, workshops and written exercises

03. Disseminate quality improvement recommendations to a healthcare organisation

Activities:
Online activity, workshops and written exercises

04. Critically reflect on ethical considerations for implementing quality improvement in healthcare

Activities:
Online activity, workshops and written exercises

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2019, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEwan McDonald

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
Six 2.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
Twelve 6.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 1500-word written assessment20 01, 02
One 5000-word equivalent written assessment and oral presentationThe written assessment will be 3000 words and the oral presentation will be equivalent to 2000 words50 02, 03
One 2500-word written assessment30 01, 04

Melbourne, 2019, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEwan McDonald

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
Six 2.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
Twelve 6.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 1500-word written assessment20 01, 02
One 5000-word equivalent written assessment and oral presentationThe written assessment will be 3000 words and the oral presentation will be equivalent to 2000 words50 02, 03
One 2500-word written assessment30 01, 04