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Principles of health care quality improvement (6 points)


Leader: Prof J Stoelwinder

Clayton First semester 2003 (OCL)

Synopsis: Historical, political & social factors impacting on quality measurement in health care. Relationship of industrial & health care quality monitoring. Epidemiological & statistical quality measurement principles. Strengths & limitations of current monitoring techniques & the different sources of health care quality data. Principles of clinical indicator programs, adverse event monitoring, satisfaction surveys & benchmarking. Relationship between Evidence Based Medicine, Clinical Practice Guidelines & quality improvement. Design, implementation & evaluation of quality improvement programs in clinical settings.

Assessment: Web-based tasks + Group projects + Written assignments

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