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Unit Summary

Unit type

PG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

9

Level of learning

Advanced

Unit aim

Analyse and evaluate the role of clinical accountability in the healthcare context and the concepts of professional accountability within organisations. Students are provided with opportunities to develop critical perspectives through examining their worldview of service improvement and effective clinical outcomes. The fundamental concepts of clinical governance are explored and analysed.

Unit content

  • Explore and analyse clinical accountability
  • Explore and analyse clinical standards
  • Explore and analyse clinical governance

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 critically review the key principles of clinical accountability within the health care context Intellectual rigour Ethical practice
2 compare and contrast discipline-based practice codes and standards and their impact on clinical decision-making Intellectual rigour Ethical practice Cultural competence
3 demonstrate the linkage between clinical accountability and clinical governance Intellectual rigour
4 develop a framework for service evaluation and improvement Intellectual rigour
5 report on the legal implications governing clinical accountability in health care practice Intellectual rigour Ethical practice Cultural competence

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. critically review the key principles of clinical accountability within the health care context
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA3: Ethical practice
  2. compare and contrast discipline-based practice codes and standards and their impact on clinical decision-making
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  3. demonstrate the linkage between clinical accountability and clinical governance
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
  4. develop a framework for service evaluation and improvement
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
  5. report on the legal implications governing clinical accountability in health care practice
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA7: Cultural competence

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.