309.600.81 EVALUATING QUALITY IMPROVEMENT AND PATIENT SAFETY PROGRAMS
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.
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
Introduction to Online Learning is required prior to participating in any of the School's Internet-based courses. Introduction to On-line learning