Module introduction

Learning outcomes:


By the end of this module, we hope you will be able to:


  • demonstrate that there are multiple dimensions of quality and that while priorities and words are constantly changing, the principles of improvement are relatively constant


  • recognise the influence of economics, politics, public scandals and professionalism on quality and patient safety


  • critically reflect on the impact of healthcare reforms on clinical practice and effectiveness


  • describe the role of clinicians in evaluating and improving the performance of the health system


  • recognise professional self-governance, audit and peer review as being complementary to CPD, organisational development and external regulation.




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