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HNN120 - Quality and Safety in Health Care

Unit details

Year2018 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), CBD*, Warrnambool, Waterfront (Geelong)

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Cohort rule:

Must be enrolled in course D355, D381, D387, H326, H329

Unit chair:

Rebecca Thornton

Campus contact:

Warrnambool: Sophie O'Keeffe

Waterfront (Geelong): Belinda Dean

IKE: Gill Rea





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

2 Cloud (online) hours, 1 x 2 hour seminar per week


*CBD refers to Institute of Koorie Education – Community Based Delivery


This is the first of two units within the Professional Studies Cluster. Students will be given the opportunity to develop understanding of contemporary nursing practice, the political and legal contexts in which it is regulated. Students will also explore local and global issues influencing the nursing profession including the emergence of the patient safety movement and the role of nurses in promoting patient safety and quality care. This will include the examination of the underpinning principles of patient safety in health care including: person-centred care, communication, ethical practice, evidence-based practice, health informatics, clinical decision making, and team work.


Assessment task 1: ePortfolio presentation (equivalent to 500 words) 15%

Assessment task 2: Assignment (1500 words) 35%

Assessment task 3: ePortfolio Group presentation and reflection (equivalent to 2000 words) 50%

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