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NS5331 - Effective Clinical Governance

Credit points: 3
Year: 2023
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

The student will explore the development of clinical governance and apply principles of this framework to contemporary issues in the student's own healthcare workplace. The goal of any healthcare governance framework is to enhance client care through transparent and high quality individual and organisational behaviour. As a participant in a healthcare organisation, the subject provides students with the opportunity to design and develop a plan of action for a project that will be used to improve client care.

Learning Outcomes

  • Define and apply clinical governance principles to achieve high standards of quality and safety in healthcare;
  • Critically analyse implications of change, complexity, and ambiguity in the healthcare context in relation to governance;
  • Describe the relationship between principles of governance and safety and quality in healthcare;
  • Evaluate and apply the general principles of governance and professional responsibility relevant to the healthcare professional's role.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Test/Quiz 1 - (%) - Individual
  • Written > Essay (including multi-draft) 1 - (20%) - Individual
  • Written > Problem task - (30%) - Individual
  • Written > Project plan - (50%) - Individual.

Special Assessment Requirements

Passing requirements: complete and submit all assessment items; achieve a cumulative score of at least 50% after the application of any penalties such as late penalties.



JCU Online, Study Period 84, External
Census Date 20-Jul-2023
Lecturers: Dr Tracey Ahern, Mrs Amanda Monzeglio, Ms Jessica Best, Dr Clare Fenwick, Ms Tracey Gooding, Ms Kate Hurley, Ms Pieta Shakes.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 60 hours online activity - Online accelerated program, 10 hours/week for 6 weeks
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: Online - JCU

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