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|Unit chair:||M Johnstone|
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This unit has as its focus a critical examination of patient safety and risk management in hospital contexts. Particular attention is given to human error theory and clinical governance as an overarching guiding framework for progressing patient safety and taking a systems approach to reducing the incidence and impact of preventable adverse events in health care domains. Students will be given the opportunity to make a critical examination of the organisational contexts in which adverse events occur, the role of clinical governance in facilitating a systematic approach to reducing the incidence and impact of preventable adverse events in clinical practice, principles and processes of human error management, system and human factor enablers and barriers to achieving safe health care, patient safety competencies (individual and institutional), and accountability and responsibility for patient safety and risk management in health care domains.
Assignment 1 - Critique of a journal article OR select case scenario addressing a substantive patient safety and/or risk management issue (2000 words) 40%, assignment 2 - critical essay OR critical case study on a practice-related patient safety and/or risk management issue (3000 words) 60%
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|Student Contribution Rate*||Student Contribution Rate**||Fee rate - Domestic Students||Fee rate - International students|
* 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.