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HNN120 - Quality and Safety in Health Care

Unit details

Year2016 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:

Karen Jackson

Campus contact:

Burwood (Melbourne): Helen Forbes, Waterfront (Geelong): Karen Jackson, Warrnambool: Lorraine Mielnik, 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%

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

Unit fee information available soon

2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

Your units are priced based on the course you are enrolled in. Please refer to the current year's course entry to estimate the unit cost.

You can calculate the cost of each unit by using the following calculation:

Course fee x unit EFTSL value = unit price

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