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309.600.81
Evaluating Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Programs

Location:
Internet
Term:
1st term
Department:
Health Policy and Management
Credits:
3 credits
Academic Year:
2016 - 2017
Auditors Allowed:
No
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor :
Contact:
Jill Marsteller
Resources:
Prerequisite:

Introduction to Online Learning is required prior to participating in any of the School's Internet-based courses.

Description:

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.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Enumerate and communicate the importance of environmental, organizational, group, provider, task, work system, implementation and patient influences on outcomes
  2. Describe and evaluate strengths and weaknesses of designs for testing success of QI/PS interventions
  3. Describe operational steps to conducting robust data collection and analysis (quantitative and qualitative)
  4. Define and describe remedies for common problems in QI/PS studies
Methods of Assessment:

Class participation (30%); group assignments and presentations (40%); individual final paper (30%)

Enrollment Restriction:

undergraduate students are not permitted in this course

Instructor Consent:

No consent required