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Rozelle - Sydney


Theories of regulation, governance and national standards for accreditation are reviewed to provide a foundation for organisational management requirements and clinical systems for effective, sustainable high-quality health care. Health care organisations need for effective understanding of and approaches to risk management, interprofessional practice and continuous quality improvement are reviewed. Analysis will investigate the effectiveness of clinical governance systems for assessing, monitoring, and improving management and clinical systems.

To operationalise these requirements, this unit reviews the overarching National Model Clinical Governance Framework (NMCGF) and National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards (NSQHSS) to determine appropriate systems for clinical governance, accountability and clinical performance and effectiveness. This involves the review and application of the NSQHSS Clinical Governance Standard.

Summary 2021

Unit name Clinical Governance in Health Care
Unit code BAA543
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
Discipline Australian Institute of Health Service Management

Dr Helen Almond

Level Postgraduate
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No



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Learning Outcomes

ILO1Analyse implications of change, complexity, and ambiguity on health and work practices
ILO2Apply clinical governance to the provision of high standards of quality and safety in healthcare
ILO3Describe the relationship between principles of governance and legislature





Teaching Pattern

This unit is delivered fully online and is self-paced, however assessment tasks must be completed by the due date.

Students are encouraged to attend online classes where possible however these will also be recorded for students who are not able to attend at the scheduled times.


Presentation (20%), Case Study (40%), Critique (40%).

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