Courses & Units

Introduction to Quality Health Services CNA423

Note:

This unit is also available in the Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and  Masters in Quality Services (Health and Safety).

Introduction

Students completing this unit will have acquired knowledge of existing health service models, the internal and external factors that influence the delivery of quality services, and the best-practice models for quality service design.

Summary

Unit name Introduction to Quality Health Services
Unit code CNA423
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Nursing
Discipline Nursing
Coordinator Professor Steven Campbell
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Honours

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 1 Off-Campus International Domestic

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International students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022

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Unit census dates currently displaying for 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Identify and discuss a range of pressures necessitating health service quality improvement, including political, economic, social and technological factors.
  • Identify and critically assess relevant evidence to communicate improvement opportunities to health services practitioners and other audiences.
  • Integrate and apply theoretical frameworks to support comprehensive assessments of factors likely to support or hinder service quality improvement in a wide range of health services settings.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
061399 $1,002.00 $1,002.00 not applicable $2,402.00

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Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Individual Study – This unit is offered fully online via MyLO (My Learning Online). You are expected to devote around 10 hours per week to the study materials, assessment tasks and self-directed learning.

AssessmentOnline Quiz (25%)|Research Report and Infographic. (45%)|Online Discussion and Activities. (30%)
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Textbooks

Required

Berwick, D. M 2014, Promising Care: How We Can Rescue Health Care by Improving It, San Francisco, CA, Jossey-Bass (Wiley).

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