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NS5331 - Effective Clinical Governance

Credit points: 3
Year: 2019
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

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


JCU Online, External, Study Period 84
Census Date 18-Jul-2019
Coordinator: Mrs Tracy Gardiner
Lecturers: Dr Narelle Biedermann, Dr Tracey Ahern, Mrs Tracy Gardiner, Dr Susan Edwards.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 60 hours - Online accelerated program, 10 hours/week for 6 weeks
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: Online - JCU
Assessment: reflective paper (30%); poster (20%); negotiated project - improving client care (50%).

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.