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309.732.01 ORGANIZATIONAL AND HUMAN FACTORS IN PATIENT SAFETY

Cancelled

Department:
Health Policy and Management
Term:
4th term
Credits:
3 credits
Academic Year:
2013 - 2014
Location:
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • M W,  1:30 - 2:50pm
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Contact:
Ayse Gurses
Course Instructors:

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Prerequisite:

309.730 is strongly recommended, or students must get instructor consent

Description:

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

Learning Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Describe and apply concepts and methods in organizational and human factors literature
  2. Assess the roles of organizational, system and human factors in patient safety and in provider/patient behavior change more broadly
  3. Use appropriate qualitative and quantitative methods to identify and prioritize patient safety problems
  4. Describe and propose designs for successful patient safety interventions
  5. Identify and address barriers to improvement efforts
  6. Identify appropriate team members for safety improvement efforts
  7. 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

Enrollment Restriction:

undergraduate students are not permitted in this course

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for some students

Consent Note:

Consent required for students who have not taken 309.730.

For consent, contact:

agurses1@jhmi.edu