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Term: 4th term
Credits: 3 credits
Contact: Ayse Gurses
Academic Year: 2012 - 2013
Course Instructors:

Provides students with the essential concepts, methods and tools to enable them to design effective patient safety interventions and evaluate their impact.

Learning Objective(s):

At the end of this course the student will be able to describe and apply concepts and methods in organizational and human factors literature; assess the roles of organizational, system and human factors in patient safety and in provider/patient behavior change more broadly; use appropriate qualitative and quantitative methods to identify and prioritize patient safety problems; describe and propose designs for successful patient safety interventions; identify and address barriers to improvement efforts; identify appropriate team members for safety improvement efforts; and evaluate the outcomes of patient safety interventions.

Methods of Assessment: Evaluation of an existing patient safety improvement project consisting of a brief plan for their overall paper, a midterm paper comprising a literature review, and a final paper including a description of the project and a final evaluation
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Monday 1:30 - 2:50
  • Wednesday 1:30 - 2:50
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Enrollment Restriction: undergraduate students are not permitted in this course
Instructor Consent: Consent required for some students

Consent required for students who have not taken 309.730.

For consent, contact:

309.730 is strongly recommended, or students must get instructor consent

Auditors Allowed: Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail