CLINICAL QUALITY IMPROVEMENT

NSM5CQI

2021

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.

SchoolNursing and Midwifery

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorEwan McDonald

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

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

Co-requisitesN/A

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

Readings

'PART XII Ethical Issues in the Practice of Healthcare' in A Companion to Bioethics

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Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorSinger, P. & Kushe, H.

Year2009

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PublisherBlackwell

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National Statement on Ethical Conduct of Human Research

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorNational Health and Medical Research Council

Year2009

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherAustralian Government

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Using Evidence to guide Nursing Practice

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorCourtney, M. & McCutcheon, H.

Year2010

Edition/Volume2nd Edition

PublisherElsevier, Australia

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

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. Evaluate current and specific nursing practice in a healthcare setting
02. Design and conduct a clinical audit to make recommendations for quality improvement in a healthcare setting
03. Disseminate quality improvement recommendations to a healthcare organisation
04. Critically reflect on ethical considerations for implementing quality improvement in healthcare

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEwan McDonald

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
Twelve 6.00 h unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
Six 2.00 h workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One 1500-word written assessment

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2

One 5000-word equivalent written assessment and oral presentationThe written assessment will be 3000 words and the oral presentation will be equivalent to 2000 words

N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO2, SILO3

One 2500-word written assessment

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO4

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEwan McDonald

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 30 - 42
Twelve 6.00 h unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via online.

WorkShopWeek: 30 - 42
Six 2.00 h workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One 1500-word written assessment

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2

One 5000-word equivalent written assessment and oral presentationThe written assessment will be 3000 words and the oral presentation will be equivalent to 2000 words

N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO2, SILO3

One 2500-word written assessment

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO4