HEALTH CARE QUALITY

PHE5HCQ

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students will acquire practical knowledge of current approaches to the management of safety and quality in health care, and the available evidence of their effectiveness. The major theoretical developments of the twentieth century are reviewed, with a focus on their contribution to current methods and tools for quality improvement and quality assurance. Dilemmas in the conceptualisation and measurement of quality are explored, along with the relationship between quality management and clinical outcomes.

SchoolPsychology and Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorZhanming Liang

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsPHE4CQM

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsOffered subject to sufficient enrolment numbers.

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources

N/A

Resource TypeJournal article

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorN/A

YearN/A

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherN/A

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionVarious journal publications and policy documents

Source locationN/A

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. Critically review the historical development and trend of quality and safety in health care, and analyse the theories underlying these concepts.
02. Analyse the sources of quality problems and the barriers to their solution, using techniques including root cause analysis and clinical risk management
03. Design quality improvement projects
04. Implement methods of monitoring, measuring and assessing quality and safety in students' areas of responsibilities
05. Articulate the requirements for a comprehensive approach to the management of quality and safety improvement in students' organisations
06. Relate quality management to overall operation management, and use techniques for aligning quality

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City Campus, 2021, LTU Term 3, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorZhanming Liang

Class requirements

TutorialWeek: 18 - 23
Six 2.00 hours tutorial per study period on weekdays at night from week 18 to week 23 and delivered via face-to-face.
Compulsory for students enrolled in City Campus (face to face).Students enrolled online are strongly encouraged to attend when possible.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Five online discussions (2,500-words equivalent)All students enrolled in HCQ

N/AOtherIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6

One essay (2,500-words)
All students enrolled in HCQ

N/AOtherIndividualNo50 SILO3, SILO5, SILO6

On-Line, 2021, LTU Term 3, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorZhanming Liang

Class requirements

TutorialWeek: 18 - 23
Six 2.00 hours tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 18 to week 23 and delivered via online.
Optional. All material and assessments delivered online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Five online discussions (2,500-words equivalent)All students enrolled in HCQ

N/AOtherIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6

One essay (2,500-words)
All students enrolled in HCQ

N/AOtherIndividualNo50 SILO3, SILO5, SILO6