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HNN749 - Patient Safety and Risk Management

Unit details

Year2017 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Cohort rule:

Must be enrolled in one of the following courses: H645, H665, H666, H667, H672, H675, H676, H771, H773, H776 or undertaken as a single unit of study

Unit chair:

Debra Kerr

Prerequisite:

For H773 students: HNN730, HNN731, HNN780, HNN704.

Corequisite:

For H773 students: HNN781
All other approved courses: Nil

Incompatible with: HNN718
Contact hours:

Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin

Content

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

Assessment task 1: Assignment (2000 words) 40%

Assessment task 2: Assignment (3000 words) 60%

Unit Fee Information

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