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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

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Incompatible subjectsPHE5HCQ

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

Learning resources

Readings available for download from the LMS

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrescribed

AuthorCollege of SHE



PublisherCollege of SHE


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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. 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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