HME714 - Hospital Clinical Governance


2020 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Cloud (online)
Trimester 3: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule: This unit is only available to students enrolled in H578 - Graduate Certificate of Hospital Administration




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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 via FutureLearn.

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the learning and assessment activities for the unit. Students will engage in online independent and collaborative learning activities.


You will study this unit via the FutureLearn online learning platform. Learn more about studying through FutureLearn.


This unit explores the concept of clinical governance as it applies to hospital environments and presents strategies, concepts and methods that can improve the quality of acute care through evidence-based approaches. Clinical Governance is a key driver of quality improvement and corporate responsibility in hospitals. Over many years and as the complexity of care has increased, reported safety and quality related incidents in hospitals have increased. The causes of these incidents may vary from equipment failure, errors of judgement, inadequate training and systems. Clinical governance has been found to be effective in mitigating, preventing and managing adverse incidents in hospitals when appropriately implemented. We will review different clinical governance theoretical frameworks and implementation approaches and importantly, how they contribute to creating a continuous quality improvement environment in hospitals.

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