Content, progress and pedagogy of the
- Concepts and definitions of quality in the health care
- Laws and regulations on quality and safety in the health care
system Methods for monitoring and improving quality
- Methods and principles for the prevention of adverse events
Clinical quality databases
- Involvement of patients and relatives in quality and
- Quality and economics, including the concept of waste
- Demonstrate understanding of basic concepts and terminology in
quality and patient safety including:
- the different dimensions of quality in health care, such as
clinical quality, patient experienced quality and staff
- different views on safety, such as the absence of injuries and
the presence of robust systems that ensure against
- Demonstrate knowledge and overview of the methods used for
quality development in health care, such as accreditation,
indicator monitoring, auditing, event analysis and analysis of
error sources, as well as knowledge of the efficacy of these
methods according to the latest research in the field.
- Demonstrate knowledge of healthcare law regulations on quality
and safety, such as reporting adverse events.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the possibilities and methods for
involving patients and families in the development of quality
- Demonstrate understanding of selected models and theories on
innovation and implementation, with particular focus on the
difficulties in implementing new initiatives in the health care
- Demonstrate understanding of the different purposes of
measuring quality, for example research, improvement and
control, and the related prerequisites and methods.
- Demonstrate understanding of the concept of variation as it is
used in statistical quality development.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the methods for the identification and
reduction of waste in the health care system and linkages
between quality and economics.
- Use theoretical models for analysis and interpretation of
specific quality and safety problems in the health care system,
such as Reason’s Swiss cheese model, the ETTO principle,
Donabedian’s quality-of- care dimensions, Deming’s system of
profound knowledge, Juran’s Trilogy, etc.
- Use the Model for Improvement for a specific issue in the
health care system.
- Formulate descriptions of operational indicators for measuring
quality and safety, including outlining a plan for data
collection, processing and analysis.
- Use the basic tools for statistical quality development, such
as series charts and Pareto charts, for presentation and analysis
of clinical indicator measurements.
- Contribute to planning, implementation and reporting of
clinical quality development projects.
- Identify and report adverse events
Type of instruction
- Teaching varies between lectures, workshops, (group) exercises
and individual study.
|Name of exam||Quality Development and Patient Safety|
|Type of exam|
|Assessment||7-point grading scale|
|Type of grading||Internal examination|
|Criteria of assessment||As stated in the Join Programme Regulations.|
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