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This unit of study is designed for registered nurses as an introduction to quality management. The promotion and maintenance of quality is vital to all aspects of health care. Specific emphasis is given to the difficulties in managing quality in the Australian health care environment and to the variety of methods and practices that can be used in quality management. The unit of study focuses on improving the student’s ability to initiate and manage creative and appropriate interdisciplinary, organisation-wide quality in action processes.

Quality

Unit of study code

284

Availability

Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Management

Graduate Certificate in Community and Primary Health Care Nursing

PG unit of study

Term

APRIL, OCTOBER

Pre-requisite

N/A

Fee*

Tier 1

Prescribed texts: Nil

Co-ordinated by: Ashley Page MACN

Content

 

Intended learning outcomes for this subject/program

After completing this subject, the learner will be able to:-

Assessment Tasks

Type of assessment

Not the completed assessment item. E.g. Assessment 1. Online discussion 

Weighting

(% of total marks)

When assessed – academic week

(e.g. Week 8)

Theme 1: Quality in Health care

a) Investigate clinical governance and quality management systems

Assessment 1 Online discussions  x 3

10%

2,6,8

Theme 2: Understanding clinical governance in health care

b) Integrate the use of evidence based practice and measureable quality outcomes

Assessment 2 Essay (2000 words)

40%

5

Theme 3: Starting a quality improvement plan with consumers and teams

c) Demonstrate the application of appropriate quality management tools in the clinical setting

Assessment 3 Quality improvement plan and report (2500 words)

50%

10

Theme 4: Collecting, Analysing and presenting data   

d) Examine and critique teamwork cultural issues in the context of quality improvement

 

 

 

Theme 5: Planning, Implementing, Monitoring and Evaluating the change

e) Analyse and integrate change management strategies with quality improvement

 

 

 

 

f) Formulate a quality improvement project in the health care setting

 

 

 

Units commencing or have commenced in 2017

TiersPrice
Tier 1$2,035
Tier 2$2,345
Tier 3$2,725
Tier 4$3,275

Units commencing in 2018

TiersPrice
Tier 1$2,100
Tier 2$2,420
Tier 3$2,800
Tier 4$3,375

*Fees are subject to change without notice.