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309.600.13 Evaluating Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Programs

Health Policy and Management
Winter Inst. term
3 credits
Academic Year:
2017 - 2018
East Baltimore
Tue 01/16/2018 - Thu 01/18/2018
Class Times:
  • Tu W Th,  8:30am - 5:00pm
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Pamela Davis
Course Instructor:
Frequency Schedule:
One Year Only

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 40%; and a final paper 60%.

Instructor Consent:

No consent required

Special Comments:

Special comments: This course will be offered for 3 days in the Winter Institute. Students are required to complete readings prior to the start of the class. Final quality exercise due February 2, 2018.