Core Module Information
Module title: Promoting Care Quality And Improving Safety

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: NUR09126
Module leader: Inga Heyman
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Nursing

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

Description of module content:

In this module you will evaluate the principles underpinning the delivery of safe high quality of nursing care. You will learn about the assessment of risk, assurance of safety of individuals and groups and how to manage uncertainty working in complex organisational systems. Knowledge of safety and quality improvement including human factors, management of near misses, critical incidents and adverse events such as medication errors will be evaluated. You will also examine the concept of clinical governance and develop an understanding of the role of policy, frameworks, regulations and how they can impact on patient safety. You will analyse your professional responsibilities as a nurse in managing patient safety for example reporting of incidents and near misses and critically analyse the evidence base that informs safe care and supports quality improvement. You will apply this learning to develop a deeper understanding of the concepts in relation to your professional responsibility as a nurse through developing a quality improvement (QI) proposal for a local practice area. This will be presented in a poster, providing a persuasive argument for your QI.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Examine the relationship of clinical governance and policy in delivering safe, efficient and effective quality care.
LO2: Evaluate the impact of systems and human factors on complex care delivery
LO3: Apply knowledge of quality improvement (QI) theory and use this to develop a simple QI proposal.
LO4: Critically analyse the evidence base that informs safe, efficient and effective care and quality improvement initiatives within the context of health and social care.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 1, BLENDED, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: BLENDED
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Gavin Cullen
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 12
Face To Face Tutorial 18
Online Guided independent study 20
Independent Learning Guided independent study 150
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Portfolio 100 LO 1-4 14/15 , WORDS= 1500
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
NUR09126 -Promoting Care Quality and Improving Safety