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Unit details

HNN120 - Quality and Safety in Health Care

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:

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

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Cohort rule:(Normally students must be enrolled in the Bachelor of Nursing or an associated combined degree to enrol in this unit)
Unit chair:

Karen Jackson

Campus contact:

Burwood (Melbourne): Helen Forbes, Waterfront (Geelong): Karen Jackson, Warrnambool: Lorraine Mielnik, IKE: Gill Rea

Prerequisite:

Nil

Contact hours:

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

Note:

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

Content

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

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%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$769$615$2897$3062

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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