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Unit details

HNN749 - Patient Safety and Risk Management

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Megan-Jane Johnstone

Incompatible with: HNN718

Note:

You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.

Content

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.

Assessment

Assessment task 1: Critical commentary on a select journal article addressing a substantive patient safety and/or risk management issue (2000 words) 40%

Assessment task 2: Critical essay OR critical case study on a practice-related patient safety and/or risk management issue (3000 words) 60%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$769$615$2487$3076

* 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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