School Of Health Sciences

Quality and SafetyWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 401371.1


Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 7

Credit Points: 10

Equivalent Units
401081 - Organisational Governance and Performance Management

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled in a postgraduate course

About this Unit
This unit provides an overview of emerging health policy with particular attention to quality and safety. Students develop a critical view on the organisation of healthcare, measurement and delivery of outcomes from the patient and population perspective as well as organisational accountability for quality and safety. The course consists of three components. The first component targets the main constituents of clinical governance, including practice design, analysis and improvement, error reporting and investigation, public accountability and open disclosure, multi-disciplinary teamwork and clinical leadership. The second component introduces the tools of clinical process redesign which help managers make practical improvements to practices in their units. The third component targets risk management by providing an overview of the kinds of risks faced by health service managers by outlining perceptions of risk such as adverse effect versus opportunity capital.

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