Courses & Units

Clinical Governance in Health Care BAA543


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.


Unit name Clinical Governance in Health Care
Unit code BAA543
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
Discipline Australian Institute of Health Service Management
Coordinator Doctor Sheree Lloyd
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Postgraduate


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Rozelle - Sydney Semester 1 Off-Campus International Domestic
Rozelle - Sydney Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic
Rozelle - Sydney Spring school (late) Off-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 11/7/2022 9/8/2022 29/8/2022 16/10/2022
Semester 1 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022
Spring school (late) 7/11/2022 17/11/2022 1/12/2022 25/12/2022

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Learning Outcomes

  • Analyse implications of change, complexity, and ambiguity on health and work practices
  • Apply clinical governance to the provision of high standards of quality and safety in healthcare
  • Describe the relationship between principles of governance and legislature
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
069999 $1,002.00 $1,002.00 not applicable $2,402.00

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AssessmentCritical Reflection (40%)|ePoster (20%)|Case Study (40%)
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