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Term: 2nd term
Credits: 3 credits
Contact: Judy Holzer
Academic Year: 2014 - 2015
Course Instructor:

Provides an introduction to the science of safety, and how it relates to problems with patient safety in health care. Explains the role of both individuals and systems in improving patient safety. Reviews institutional responses to adverse events, including the topics of risk management and medical malpractice. Emphasizes the importance of communication and teamwork. Students learn the basics of conducting an incident investigation, gain an understanding of the advantages and limitations of error reporting, learn how to disclose errors and adverse events, and learn models for improving safety in hospitals and other health care organizations from both the micro and macro points of view.

Learning Objective(s):

Methods of Assessment: Class participation (20%) and a final paper that will analyze a case and proposed potential solutions. (80%)
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Class Times:
  • Wed 11/12/2014 - Fri 11/14/2014
  • Wednesday 8:30 - 6:00
  • Thursday 8:30 - 6:00
  • Friday 8:30 - 6:00
Enrollment Minimum: 1
Enrollment Restriction: undergraduate and interdivisional students are not permitted in this section
Instructor Consent: Consent required for some students

Full-time JHU students must obtain permission to register from Judy Holzer or Pam Davis in HPM.

For consent, contact:
Auditors Allowed: No
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Frequency Schedule: One Year Only
Next Offered: 2014-2015