PUN214 Systems of Quality and Safety in Health

Quality and risk management are increasingly important areas of focus and activity in the health industry as health service operation and performance is increasingly regulated and monitored by governments and funders. At all levels of the health system, individuals, teams, divisions, organisations, boards and policy makers are expected to contribute to the maintenance of health care quality and safety standards and to participate in the quality improvement of services provided. It is now generally accepted that a 'systems' approach is critical to quality and safety improvement in health care, both to identify and to modify the factors that contribute to errors, poor quality and inefficiency in health care services. This unit examines in depth the rationale for and use of quality and safety systems to ensure patient safety in health care environments, using national and international case studies. It is the second of four units offered as part of the Quality and Patient Safety major and has been developed to address expectations of the health industry for managers to have in-depth knowledge of health care quality and patient safety systems and their implementation. It is designed to build on PUN213 Quality Management in Health.

Unit information

Unit code
PUN214
Faculty
Faculty of Health
School/Discipline
Public Health & Social Work
Study area
Health and community
Credit points
12

Dates and locations

Teaching period Dates Locations
Semester 1, 2020 24 February 2020 - 19 June 2020 Kelvin Grove
Kelvin Grove (External)
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Fees

Domestic fee-paying student fee
2020: $2,880
International student fee (excluding study abroad students)
2020: $4,308
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Guide to fees

Commonwealth supported place (CSP) student contribution amount
For Australian citizens, permanent visa holders and permanent humanitarian visa holders, and New Zealand citizens who study this unit:
  • as part of a QUT course and are eligible for a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
  • as a cross-institutional student who has a Commonwealth supported place at their home university.
Domestic fee-paying student fee
For Australian citizens, permanent visa holders and permanent humanitarian visa holders, and New Zealand citizens, who study this unit:
  • as part of a QUT course and are not eligible for a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
  • as part of a QUT course during Summer Semester
  • as a cross-institutional student who does not have a Commonwealth supported place at their home university
  • as a single-unit study student.
International student fee
For international students who study this unit:
  • as part of a QUT course
  • as a cross-institutional student.

Previous study requirements

Prerequisites
PUN213. PUN213 may be enrolled in the same teaching period as PUN214

Guide to previous study requirements

Prerequisites
To enrol in this unit, you must have completed these prerequisite units (or have credit, advanced standing or exemption for them), or be able to demonstrate that you have equivalent background knowledge.
Anti-requisites
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Co-requisites
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Equivalents
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Assumed knowledge
We assume that you have a minimum level of knowledge in certain areas before you start this unit.

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