HNN749 - Patient Safety and Risk Management
|Year||2017 unit information|
|Enrolment modes:||Trimester 1: Cloud (online)|
Must be enrolled in one of the following courses: H645, H665, H666, H667, H672, H675, H676, H771, H773, H776, M703 or undertaken as a single unit of study
For H773 students: HNN730, HNN731, HNN780, HNN704.
For H773 students: HNN781
1 x 2 hour cloud (online) seminar per week (9 weeks) and 3 x 1 hour Blackboard Collaborate sessions during the trimester.
This unit has as its focus a critical examination of patient safety and risk management in health care contexts, locally and globally. 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), accountability and responsibility for patient safety and risk management in health care domains, and the application of patient safety concepts and processes in primary health care.
Assessment task 1: Assignment (2000 words) 40%
Assessment task 2: Assignment (3000 words) 60%
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