Professional Certificate in Quality Improvement in Healthcare

Overview

The Professional Certificate in Quality Improvement in Healthcare is designed to teach students to develop skills in evidence informed practice by learning how to assess their local practice, seek the best guidance to manage patients and facilitate quality improvement in healthcare. The professional certificate is composed of a selection of two 4.5 unit courses which are delivered across a 13 week study period.

Who can attend?

All graduates of undergraduate health science programs can enrol in this professional certificate.

Clinical Practice Guidelines

Aim: To provide students with the knowledge and skills in different clinical practice guideline development methods (de novo development, adoption, contextualisation and adaptation) and the strategies to implement the CPGs in practice.

Course content

Introduction to CPGs; Searching and appraising CPGs; Setting up CPG teams; Developing de novo CPGs; Developing end-user documents; Adopting CPGs; Contextualising CPGs; Adapting CPGs; Implementing CPGs.

Course outcomes

On completion of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate advanced knowledge of clinical practice guidelines and different clinical practice guideline development methods.
  2. Search and appraise clinical practice guidelines.
  3. Explain the purpose of the different methods and determine the methods relevant to a practice scenario.
  4. Demonstrate skills in developing do novo clinical practice guidelines, adopting, contextualising and adapting clinical practice guidelines.
  5. Formulate strategies to implement the clinical practice guidelines. 

Course delivery

This course is delivered online with compulsory attendance at a three day workshop.

Assessment

Written Assignment 1 – 1000 words

Written Assignment 2 – 1500 words

Written Assignment 3 – 1000 words

Performance Review and Health Economics

Aim: To provide students with the knowledge and skills in quality improvement and health economics evaluation to improve health service delivery.

Course content

Quality Improvement and Health Economics, White is quality improvement (QI) and QI models, Audits and organisation of audits, Health Economics and economic evaluation; Methods of data collection and analyses of audits and economic evaluation; Analysis of audits and economic evaluation.

Course outcomes

On completion of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate advanced knowledge of the principles of quality improvement, performance review and health economics.
  2. Demonstrate advanced knowledge of the audits of practice.
  3. Demonstrate advanced knowledge of health economics and differentiate types of economic evaluation.
  4. Demonstrate advanced knowledge of methods of data collection and analysis in audits and economic evaluation.
  5. Formulate an audit or an economic evaluation plan.

Course delivery

This course is delivered online with compulsory attendance at a two day workshop.

Assessment

Written Assignment 1 – 1500–2000 words

Written Assignment 2 – 1500–2000 words

Qualitative Health Research Methods for Quality Improvement in Healthcare

Aim: To provide students with the knowledge and skills in qualitative research designs, analysis and application relevant to medicine and allied health practice.

Course content

Qualitative research paradigms; Role of qualitative research in mixed methods designs; Methods of qualitative research; Sampling in qualitative research; Ensuring rigour; Data collection and analysis.

Course outcomes

On completion of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate advanced knowledge of the concepts of qualitative research
  2. Demonstrate advanced knowledge of the methods of qualitative research
  3. Demonstrate advanced knowledge of rigour in qualitative studies
  4. Demonstrate ability to collect and analyse qualitative data
  5. Formulate a qualitative protocol

Course delivery

This course is delivered online with compulsory attendance at a two day workshop.

Assessment

Written Assignment 1 – 1000 words

Written Assignment 2 – 1500–2000 words

Course dates 2018

Performance Review and Health Economics

Commencement  February 21st 2018
Workshop held in Adelaide  Wednesday 21st and
Thursday 22nd February 2018
End  May 18th 2018

Registration closes cob 19 January 2018

Qualitative Health Research Methods for Quality Improvement in Healthcare

Commencement  February 19th 2018
Workshop held in Adelaide  Monday 19th and
Tuesday 20th February 2018
End  May 18th 2018

Registration closes cob 19 January 2018

Clinical Practice Guidelines

Commencement  to be advised
Workshop held in Adelaide  to be advised
End 
to be advised 

Places in these courses are limited. Please register with your payment to secure a place.

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