Onshore (Australia) Program
1 x 1-week intensive workshop per semester
95 hours of independent study

Offshore (Singapore) Program
2 x 2-day intensive workshops per semester
2 x 2 hour tutorial per semester
99 hours of independent study
Enrolment not permitted
HSMT9007 has been successfully completed
Course context

Topic only available to students meeting the eligibility requirements for entry to the postgraduate health administration courses.

Assignments; Tutorial participation
Topic description

The topic examines current trends in quality, safety and clinical risk management in the wider context of the international quality and safety movement in health care. In particular, it explores the history of the quality and safety movement in health, the drivers for the formalisation of clinical governance principles, regulation and activity and explores contemporary approaches to quality and safety management in health care organisations.

Educational aims

The topic aims to provide students with a detailed understanding of recognised quality, safety and risk management standards, practices and tools and their particular application in the health care system. This includes the integration of risk management within the overall management task and its application to the professional culture of health care organisations, in the form of clinical governance.

Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Describe emerging trends in clinical governance and risk management
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the application of clinical governance in health care organisations
  3. Use recognised quality, safety and risk management standards, practice and tools in their work setting
  4. Demonstrate an appreciation of the use of quality improvement techniques in clinical governance and risk management
  5. Identify resources and sources of information about clinical governance and risk management

Key dates and timetable

(1), (2)

Each class is numbered in brackets.
Where more than one class is offered, students normally attend only one.

Classes are held weekly unless otherwise indicated.


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Class registration normally closes at the end of week 2 of each semester.

Classes in a stream are grouped so that the same students attend all classes in that stream.
Registration in the stream will result in registration in all classes.
  Unless otherwise advised, classes are not held during semester breaks or on public holidays.