Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, you will learn processes to develop quality improvement initiatives in the workplace. You will plan a quality improvement initiative based on your review of the literature and reflection on current workplace or community needs. This subject will develop your problem-solving skills and help you create an appropriate and ethical design to address a real-world need.

SchoolLa Trobe Rural Health School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJo Spong

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesYou will participate in summative and formative activities including online lectures, reflective activities, participation with peers, analysisof journal articles, online quizzes, written assessments and an oral presentation.

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules



Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Apply critical skills to problem solving in planning evaluations
02. Critically reflect on learning needs through critical literature reviews
03. Apply effective reflective practice to planning quality improvement projects
04. Justify ethical approaches in quality improvement projects

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

On-Line, 2021, LTU Term 2, Online


Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJo Spong

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 16
One 2.00 hours unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 16 and delivered via online.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Draft question suitable for quality improvement project

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo10 SILO1

Quality improvement project method

N/AReportIndividualNo35 SILO1, SILO3

Ethical reflection on proposed project

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo15 SILO4

Literature review

N/AReportIndividualNo40 SILO2, SILO3