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Clinical Governance (SHP641)

Organisational Unit Nursing
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1-external
OUA: S1-external
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Description This unit is designed to foster knowledge of concepts, frameworks and practices of clinical and corporate governance, and an understanding of their application in health care settings. The integral links between an effective clinical and corporate governance framework and the four domains of patient safety and quality (consumer participation, clinical effectiveness, effective workforce and risk management) will be explored. The drivers and barriers to the implementation of effective governance within healthcare organisations will also be investigated.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit you should be able to:
1. Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of an effective clinical governance framework for patient safety and quality patient outcomes.
2. Discuss the links between effective governance and the four domains of patient safety and quality.
3. Identify the systems and processes to maintain and monitor patient outcomes within each of the four domains of patient safety and quality.
4. Discuss the drivers and barriers for the implementation of effective clinical and corporate governance frameworks.
Timetabled Learning Activities External: No attendance required.
All offerings of this unit include the equivalent of 30 hours of structured learning.
Unit Learning Experiences The unit delivery is via external study. Students will use the unit information and learning modules on LMS to guide their independent learning. The unit is divided into six modules that will be studied sequentially over the semester. Each module has several learning activities, required readings and opportunities for interactive on-line discussions with the lecturer and other students.
Learning activities are provided to facilitate reflection, analysis and in-depth understanding. Online discussion is encouraged to promote collaboration and peer learning.
Assessment The assessment components of this unit includes Quizzes (40%), Online discussions (30%) and a written report (30%). Assessment in this unit is used to provide opportunity for students to demonstrate knowledge and understanding, analysis and evaluation skills, and critical reflection and application of theoretical concepts to practice. Additionally, these assessments allow students to further develop academic and professional communication skills. Detailed feedback is provided on all assessments in addition to the marking rubrics to facilitate student learning and achievement of unit learning outcomes.
Prerequisites Nil.
Exclusions Students who have previously completed NUR641 Clinical and Corporate Governance may not enrol in this unit.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
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Master of Health Care Management (MHCM)
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


Unit Coordinator
Dr Melanie Murray
Lecturer Nursing

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2156
e: Melanie.Murray@murdoch.edu.au
o: 461.3.004 - BITL, Murdoch Campus
Unit Contacts

MURDOCH: S1-External
OUA: S1-External
Dr Melanie Murray
Lecturer Nursing

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2156
e: Melanie.Murray@murdoch.edu.au
o: 461.3.004 - BITL, Murdoch Campus
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