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Term: 2nd term
Credits: 2 credits
Contact: Judy Holzer
Academic Year: 2012 - 2013
Course Instructor:

Provides an approach to solving problems in patient safety in health care. Discussions include the role of both individual health care workers, and systems in improving patient safety. Students learn the basics of analyzing a patient safety problem, and become familiar with models for improving safety in hospitals and other health care organizations, as well as methods for implementation and evaluation of interventions.

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Identify an important patient safety problem
Demonstrate knowledge of how to analyze a patient safety problem
Describe the role of various systems and factors in creating safety hazard
Plan an intervention to improve patient safety, including design, implementation and evaluation of the intervention.

Methods of Assessment: class participation and final paper (10 pages) on a proposed patient safety intervention
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Class Times:
  • Mon 11/26/2012 - Tue 11/27/2012
  • Monday 8:30 - 6:00
  • Tuesday 8:30 - 6:00
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Instructor Consent: Consent required for some students

Full-time degree students must obtain permission from Judy Holzer prior to registration

For consent, contact:
Auditors Allowed: No
Grading Restriction: Pass/Fail
Frequency Schedule: