Institution: University of Technology Sydney
Course Title: Improving Quality and Safety in Health Care
Course Number: 92022
Course Description: This subject covers the essential knowledge that clinicians, health service managers and project officers need concerning error management and safety and quality improvement. It enables students to appreciate why errors occur in healthcare delivery and the contemporary approaches to reducing errors and improving the safety and quality of health services. Topics covered include the origins of error and risk; the management of error and risk from human factors and health systems perspectives; the elements of clinical governance; the relationship between clinical cultures, quality and adverse events; the monitoring, analysis and investigation of incidents from national, state and local perspectives; incident reporting systems and the processes used in Australian healthcare settings; and lessons learned from healthcare inquiries.
Approved Equivalent: Pending For Approval