6 x 2-hour tutorials per semester
12 x 3-hour on-line exercises per semester
4 x 1-hour on-line lectures per semester
Topic description
In this topic students will critically explore the concept of clinical governance and the processes involved in achieving continuous quality improvement in global health care organisations.
Educational aims
The aim of this topic is to enable students to increase their knowledge and understanding of clinical governance and the processes required to ensure quality and safety within organisations in a global health context.
Expected learning outcomes
On successful completion of this topic students will be expected to able to:

  1. Apply knowledge of standards and accreditation processes in continuous quality improvements (CQI)

  2. Critically discuss the role of health professionals in clinical leadership, clinical education and clinical governance in relation to CQI

  3. Critically evaluate clinical governance and continuous quality improvement in their health care context

  4. Apply a patient safety and risk management process to a health care issue

  5. Explain their professional responsibilities as a member of an inter-professional team in relation to quality and safety

  6. Evaluate the impact of health care policy in their local context

  7. Critically analyse organisational culture and change management in their health care setting

  8. Identify solutions to problems related to sentinel events in a health organisation.