1 x 2-hour tutorial fortnightly
1 x 111-hour independent study per semester
1 x 1-hour on-line lecture weekly
Assignment(s), Presentation, Report
Topic description

The topic reviews current trends in safety, quality, and privacy in health care. The topic will explore the history of data safety and how clinical governance principles and regulations were formed, and the contemporary approaches to quality and safety management in health care organisations.

Educational aims

This topic aims to:

  • Provide students with an understanding of safety and quality in health related data
  • Develop a knowledge of risk management and safety standards
  • Promote the integration of privacy in clinical governance
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to able to:

  1. Analyse emerging trends in clinical governance and risk management
  2. Determine privacy issues in clinical data handling
  3. Present a clear understanding of data safety standards
  4. Identify and interpret resources and sources of information about clinical governance and risk management
  5. Apply knowledge of the application of standards to a clinical setting