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This module is designed to benefit professionals working across all healthcare settings, whether in clinical, educational or managerial roles.
The module offers a systematic clinical framework for providing quality care to users of health services. It will allow you to understand the nature and purpose of clinical governance, which places the position of the patient at the heart of service provision.
The aim of this module is to take you through a journey which will assist your understanding of Clinical Governance. The main thrust of the course examines the kind of values that underline clinical governance and the components that comprise this clinical initiative.
The module also considers the larger legal, political and organisational framework within which the governance of clinical quality sits. Throughout the module, you will be given the opportunity to observe and consider how you might put into practice various quality improvement activities within your own clinical microsystem.
The module is delivered entirely online and uses learning activities that include discussions, investigations, readings and practical tasks. Interactions with other students and the module e-tutor take place via asynchronous online forums and synchronous chat facilities.
The module discusses the legal, social and political context that has given rise to the setting up of clinical governance as a strategy to improve the quality of health care. The key focus is on the principles, values and components of clinical governance.
You will be directed to consider how the quality and safety of care are linked to the precepts of clinical governance. The practical implications of risk and error awareness are fully considered. Other elements include the concept of joined-up thinking and systems theory.
This module isn't scheduled to run in 2017/8
Entry requirements for BSc Health Sciences (online) programme:
Entry requirements for study as a stand-alone module:
Julie joined City University London as a Senior Lecturer in Education Development in 2008. In this role she led and developed mentorship provision; developing new modules and more flexible approaches to achieving this award for working nurses and midwives. Although Julie still actively contributes to these modules, her role has taken ...