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