HNN749 - Patient Safety and Risk Management
|Year||2016 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 or undertaken as a single unit of study
For H773 students: HNN730, HNN731, HNN780, HNN704.
For H773 students: HNN781
Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin
This unit has as its focus a critical examination of patient safety and risk management in health care 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), 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: Critical commentary on a select journal article addressing a substantive patient safety and risk management issue (2000 words) 40%
Assessment task 2: Critical essay OR critical case study on a patient safety and risk-management issue (3000 words) 60%