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Term: Winter I term
Credits: 2 credits
Contact: Pamela Davis
Academic Year: 2013 - 2014
Course Instructor:

Prepares students to evaluate Quality Improvement/Patient Safety (QI/PS), projects by developing their competencies in the following areas: 1) Critiquing evaluations of QI/PS projects; 2) Designing a robust evaluation of a QI/PS project; and 3) Conducting a small scale qualitative study.

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
enumerate and communicate the importance of understanding environmental, organizational, group, provider, task, work system, implementation and patient influences on outcomes
describe and evaluate strengths and weaknesses of designs for testing success of QI/PS interventions
describe operational steps to conducting robust data collection and analysis (quantitative and qualitative)
define and describe remedies for common problems in QI/PS studies

Methods of Assessment: class participation 30%; and a final paper 70%.
Location: Washington, DC
Class Times:
  • Tue 01/07/2014 - Wed 01/08/2014
  • Tuesday 9:00 - 5:00
  • Wednesday 9:00 - 5:00
Enrollment Minimum: 8
Enrollment Restriction: undergraduate students are not permitted in this section
Instructor Consent: No consent required
Auditors Allowed: No
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Frequency Schedule: One Year Only
Next Offered: 2014-2015