School Of Nursing And Midwifery

Leadership for Quality and Safety in Health CareWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 400777.4


Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 7

Credit Points: 10

Equivalent Units
400842 - Quality and Safety in Health Care

400220 Contemporary Professional Practice in Mental Health Nursing AND 401168 Evidence Based Health Care AND 400235 Leadership in Clinical Practice

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled in a postgraduate course.

About this Unit
Increasingly clinical leaders, practitioners and health service managers are being held accountable for improving the quality and safety of patient care and for developing a culture of quality improvement within their teams. In this unit students learn about quality, patient safety and governance frameworks and strategies that they can employ within healthcare to improve system performance, patient safety and patient outcomes. The main approaches used to address quality of care and patient safety are examined and their applications critiqued. Students will explore leadership issues for developing systematic, coherent quality improvement frameworks and quality initiatives that can be applied within their own sphere of practice.

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