Quality Improvement and Quality Assurance


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • Understand basic concepts and terminology in quality improvement, quality assurance and patient safety
  • Explain the methods and theories used within quality and safety in healthcare
  • Demonstrate knowledge of relevant law and regulations regarding quality and safety issues in healthcare
  • Describe prerequisites for measuring quality and safety in healthcare
  • Understand the relationship between quality and economics
  • Demonstrate knowledge of medical, clinical and administrative databases
  • Describe quality problems in healthcare
  • Understand patients’ rights and methods for patient involvement


  • Identify and analyse quality problems in healthcare
  • Conduct quality assurance procedures in GCP, GLP, GMP and GDP
  • Suggest solutions for quality and safety issues in healthcare


  • Contribute to development and evaluation of clinical quality improvement projects
  • Evaluate data safety (e.g. GDPR) in research and practice

Type of instruction

  • Teaching varies between lectures, workshops, (group) exercises and individual study



Name of examQuality Improvement and Quality Assurance
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
Permitted aidsPlease refer to the semester description.
AssessmentPassed/Not Passed
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Additional information

Please consult the Moodle page for your semester and contact the semester coordinator if you have academic questions, or the study secretary if you have administrative questions.

All other enquiries may be directed to Helene Nørgaard, secretary of the Study Board.

Facts about the module

Danish titleKvalitetsforbedring og kvalitetssikring
Module codeMEDMS24K1_2
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Education ownerMaster of Science (MSc) in Medicine with Industrial Specialisation
Study BoardStudy Board of Medicine
DepartmentDepartment of Clinical Medicine
FacultyThe Faculty of Medicine