Module title: Clinical Governance and Improvement Practice

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: NMS11156
Module leader: Simon Sikora
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Centre for Health and Wellbeing
Prerequisites

n/a

2019/0, Trimester 1, BLENDED,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: BLENDED
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Libby Campbell
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
To meet the learning outcomes (1-4), this module is delivered using a variety of teaching and learning strategies, which include tutorials, learning materials and activities to engage the learner online, peer and tutor-led discussions, action learning sets and self-directed learning. Learning materials focus on understanding the concepts and principles that underpin clinical governance and improvement practice LO3-4, placing these in a policy context LO1 and thinking analytically about how these apply to a particular work setting. Action learning sets and individual study provide the main means for communicating key concepts LO2, written work provides the means for marshalling arguments and presenting them in a sound and convincing fashion. This process also provides students with the opportunity to clarify their thinking in order to present ideas clearly to others.

There will be a 4000 word assignment to critically examine how health care organisations can account to the public for the quality of care delivered (LO 1-4), this will be submitted in week 14 and will account for 90% of the total mark. There will also be 10% of the total mark awarded for on-line contributions to the discussion board.


Formative Assessment:
Formative assessment and feedback will be provided through the on-line contributions to the discussion board and by a 1000 word assignment, which will critically appraise policies and models of Clinical Governance, this will be submitted in week 8.

Summative Assessment:
There will be a 4000 word assignment to critically examine how health care organisations can account to the public for the quality of care delivered, this will be submitted in week 14.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Tutorial 15
Independent Learning Guided independent study 185
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 90 1,2,3 & 4 14/15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 4000
Discussion/Participation 10 1,2,3 & 4 14/15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

You will explore relevant policies and models related to clinical governance as well as differentiating between evidence-based practice and clinical effectiveness. You will also examine the different approaches to determining levels of quality in health and social care and ways of developing improvements in practice. Through the module you will also investigate the importance of teamwork in delivering quality person-centred care, the evolution of the principles of clinical governance and the quality improvement agenda at both the UK and international level. Exploration, analysis and synthesis of principles and policies relating to quality assurance, clinical effectiveness, theories and measures, clinical governance; evidence-based practice and the role of clinical guidelines, clinical standards, integrated care pathways and best practice statements, user involvement; monitoring the quality of care, teamwork, accountability and reflective activities which are designed to challenge assumptions and promote learning.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to
LO1: Critically appraise the policies and models of clinical governance and improvement practice
LO2: Critically differentiate between quality assurance, evidence-based practice and clinical effectiveness
LO3: Critically examine different approaches to determining levels of quality in health and social care and ways of developing improvements in practice
LO4: Critically analyse the role of the team in delivering quality person-centred care

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
NMS11156 Clinical Governance and Improvement Practice