HME713 - Clinical Governance


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Online
Trimester 2: Online
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125




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Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

Learning experiences are online in the unit site.
Interactive seminars will be conducted most weeks during the unit. Details about these will be provided during the unit.


The English NHS and the Australian Council of Healthcare Standards defines clinical governance as ‘The framework through which health care organisations are accountable for continuously improving the quality of their services and safeguarding high standards of care by creating an environment in which excellence in clinical care will flourish’. HME713 has incorporated this definition as a defining theme in the development of its content.

HME713 covers the theories behind, and processes involved in, setting up a clinical governance framework. The unit adopts an interactive approach through strategically placed classes and discussion forums, case studies and authentic assessments to ensure practicality and industry relevance of the content and outcomes. Upon completion of the unit, students will have the necessary knowledge to implement aspects of clinical governance in order to carry out audits, adhere to the tenets of evidence–based medicine, deal appropriately with adverse events and use technology to minimise patient safety-related risks.

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