Organisation Wide Approaches to Quality - Level 7 - 7NU522

About this module

This module is for students who are interested in exploring quality both in their own area of practice and across the whole organisation.

It aims to enable you to critically explore issues about quality within health care organisations. This includes both clinical and corporate governance with an emphasis on relating what happens in your area of practice to the wider organisation. It will support you to make an informed contribution to the current debates about quality and apply this to a particular situation. This should enable you to take a more pro-active approach within your own area of work to benefit yourself, your patients/clients and the organisation you work for.

The module will explore the relevant literature in relation to current policy initiatives and real situations, both national and local.

The group sessions cover the key theoretical approaches and policy directives. These are explored in relation to both published information and examples from the student's areas of practice.  Students will explore and evaluate quality issues within their own organisation, this provides a practical opportunity for peer and tutor feedback. Key content includes theoretical approaches to organisational quality, patient safety, the quality assurance cycle, clinical and corporate governance, commissioning for quality, the impact of quality failures, critical incidents and root cause analysis, case study analysis.

Learning Beyond Registration

Learning Beyond Registration (LBR) is a vital part of developing competent, capable health service practitioners prepared to deliver a dynamic, flexible, quality, client-focused service. If you're employed by the NHS in the East Midlands then you may be eligible for fee-free access to our LBR modules and/or programmes. You'll need to supply evidence of approval from your line manager and Trust Education Lead when you apply.

Find out more about LBR at Find out more at www.derby.ac.uk/lbr.

Continuing Professional Development

CPD is a core element of every health and social care professional's development journey. We have CPD modules at undergraduate and postgraduate levels (levels 6 and 7), which have all been tailored to meet the needs of practitioners and managers working within the health and social care sectors. We have modules to suit nurses, occupational therapists, hand therapists, radiographers, psychotherapists, and those working within complementary therapies.

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Fact file

Which professions is this module aimed at? All Health Professionals

Course code: - Module code: 7NU522

Start dates are usually: September

Module level: Level 7

Module credits: 20 credits

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module you will:

  1. Gain a much greater understanding of quality in health care organisations, both your own and your peers.
  2. Be able to explore aspects of your own organisations quality systems in relation to the literature and other organisations. This will enable you to make an informed contribution to the current debates about quality and take a more pro-active approach within the workplace.

Fees and finance

Studying via LBR

If you're employed by the NHS in the East Midlands you may be eligible for fee-free access to out LBR modules. You'll need to supply evidence of approval from your line manager and Trust Education Lead when you apply. Find out more at www.derby.ac.uk/lbr

Self-funded CPD

If you're self-funding, then the team you need to contact depends upon how you wish to study. Some modules are available online whereas others are studied on campus, through distance learning or a mixture of the two.

Where will I study?

You'll study this course via on campus and online learning.

Contact details

To find out more about studying this module through the LBR scheme, please contact the LBR team:

T: +44 (0)1332 591992
E: lbr@derby.ac.uk

Or visit www.derby.ac.uk/lbr

For campus, blended or distance learning modules please contact the College of Health and Social care team:

T: +44 (0)1332 591703
E: hsc@derby.ac.uk