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MPH5312

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

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This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2016 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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Faculty

Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Organisational Unit

Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine

Coordinator(s)

Professor Joseph Ibrahim

Offered

Monash Online

  • Teaching Period 2 2016 (Online)

Synopsis

This unit provides students with the skills and knowledge to apply tools, techniques, programs or strategies to improve the quality of care and patient safety. Students completing this unit will be exposed to current best practice techniques aimed at developing and implementing system improvements to reduce the occurrence of adverse patient outcomes and continually improve the safety and quality of patient care. This unit will cover key approaches used to measuring, monitoring and managing health care for improving quality of care and patient safety. Within the unit students will have the opportunity to develop novel interventions, whilst also evaluating existing interventions aimed at maintaining and improving patient quality and safety.

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an integrated understanding of key approaches used to measure, monitor and manage health care for improving quality of care and patient safety.
  2. Distinguish the strengths and limitations of the tools, techniques, programs and strategies currently used for improving quality of care and patient safety.
  3. Critically analyse the strengths and limitations of different tools, techniques, programs or strategies for improving quality of care and patient safety.
  4. Utilise an appropriate tool, technique, program or strategy for a particular dimension of quality, clinical setting, patient population in a logically feasible manner.
  5. Implement and critically evaluate a tool, technique, program or strategy for improving quality of care and patient safety in the workplace.
  6. Formulate and examine factors that impact on the selection, acceptance and sustainability of initiative for improving quality of care and patient safety.

Assessment

Responses to 6 weekly forum discussion topics (40%)
Written assignment (1,800 words) (30%)
Reflective essay (1,800 words) (30%)

Workload requirements

Off-campus: 20 hours per week for 6 weeks.

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Chief examiner(s)

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Health science

Co-requisites

Must be enrolled in course 4528.