APPLIED QUALITY & SAFETY IN HEALTH & COMMUNITY SERVICES

PHE4CQM

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, you will develop an understanding of the past, present and future directions for quality and safety in clinical and non-clinical services within health and community services. Historically the notion of quality and 'patient' safety has been viewed as actions that minimize patient's exposure to unnecessary risk while in the healthcare environment (usually a hospital). The delivery of safe, high quality care is essential within and between health and community service organisations and this subject promotes an understanding of the necessary principles and practices. Throughout the subject, there is an emphasis on individual and organisational skill development.

SchoolPsychology and Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSandra Leggat

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsPHE4HCQ OR PHE5HCQ

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsOffered subject to sufficient enrolments

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Readings available for download from the LMS

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorCollege of SHE

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PublisherCollege of SHE

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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. Defend the relationship among strategy, quality, safety, risk, human resource management and operations for a health care organisation.
02. Critique the development of quality and safety in Australian and international health care organisations.
03. Evaluate your organisation's ability to achieve the Australian National Safety and Quality Standards or analyse the implications and improvements required of a recent accreditation result.
04. Review the suite of safety and quality indicators and data regularly reported to your organisation's governing entity and senior management team and judge whether they are relevant, comprehensive and used appropriately, recommending areas for improvement.
05. Synthesise the evidence for consumer/patient involvement in quality and safety.
06. Argue a plan for increasing consumer/patient partnership for enhancing quality and safety.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City Campus, 2020, Summer 2 , Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSandra Leggat

Class requirements

Block Mode Week: 5 - 7
Four 6.00 h block mode every three weeks on any day including weekend during the day from week 5 to week 7 and delivered via blended.
"Classes to be held on Friday 31/01 & 14/02 and Saturday 01/02 & 15/02 from 9.30am to 4.30pm"

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Assignment 2 - Group presentation 10 minutes per student - 4 to 8 students (1,000-words equivalent) 30% for the group presentationN/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO2, SILO3, SILO5, SILO6
Assignment 3 - One individual essay (3,500-words)N/AN/AN/ANo55 SILO1, SILO4, SILO5
Assignment 1 - Three power point slides outlining findings from independent research (500-words) 15% for the individual slides for each studentN/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO2, SILO3, SILO5, SILO6