Courses & Units

Quality Systems and Practice in Health and Community Services ZAC106

Cradle Coast, Launceston, Hobart

Introduction

This unit will introduce you to the quality and regulatory systems that govern service delivery, reporting and accreditation. Principles, policies, standards and guidelines will be considered in the context of the individual, the consumer and the organisation. A cycle of continuous quality improvement involving planning, implementation, evaluation and adaptation will be emphasised, including the central role of consumers in these processes. You will also explore the importance of organisational vision and values, and individual role responsibility and accountability in the achievement of quality outcomes.

In conjunction with the discipline theory, this unit introduces learning through practice by exposing you to authentic learning experiences. These experiences are placed at the centre of learning and assessment, so you have the opportunity to develop the skills, knowledge and behaviours necessary to respond to industry, community and/or global needs.
You will be introduced to:

- a range of methods, tools, techniques and approaches to practice
- principles and perspectives such as values, ethics, empathy and leadership in real world scenarios
- reflection and deliberative thinking as a means of developing knowledge, skills, attitudes and aspirations
- ways of understanding problems and developing solutions through active inquiry.

Summary

Unit name Quality Systems and Practice in Health and Community Services
Unit code ZAC106
Credit points 12.5
College/School University College
Discipline Applied Health
Coordinator Doctor Anne Heath
Available as student elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Cradle Coast Semester 2 On-Campus Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus Off-Campus Domestic Domestic
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus 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

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

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.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Evaluate quality improvement principles and processes and explain how quality standards and outcomes are measured and reported in practice
  • Reflect upon and describe the role of the helping professional, consumer and organisation in continuous quality improvement
  • Communicate quality improvement solutions for practice-based issues and risks
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
061309 $1,002.00 $1,002.00 not applicable $2,402.00
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3

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Teaching

Teaching Pattern

2 x 1.5 hour online tutorials and 1 x 4 hour workshop per semester (on campus or online).
 

AssessmentAT2: Standards & Accreditation Review (40%)|AT3: Risk Analysis Case Study (35%)|AT1: Environmental Scan and reflection (25%)
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Textbooks

Required

Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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