PEPs - Clinical Quality and Evidence

Introduction

Introduction

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Aim:


The aim of this course is to provide students with an understanding of how modern healthcare organistions strive to maintain and improve the quality and effectiveness of the care they provide


Intended learning outcomes:


By completing this course students should:

  • Understand the importance of Clinical Quality in the practice of modern medicine
  • Understand how evidence is used in to determine clinical guidelines and the potential mechanisms, barriers and facilitators of adopting good practice
  • Understand how to conduct an audit in relation to a criterion statement, and how this relates to the practice of evidence based medicine
  • Understand the place of audit in clinical governance and quality improvements in terms of patient care and doctors performance
  • Understand how clinical governance is conducted with special reference to improving the quality, effectiveness and equity of clinical care  
  • Understand how commitment to self-regulation and maintaining good medical practice can be demonstrated through active participation in clinical governance and requirements for appraisal and revalidation.