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Unit Summary

Unit type

PG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

Faculty/College

Faculty of Health

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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1 critically review the key principles of clinical accountability within the health care context
2 compare and contrast discipline-based practice codes and standards and their impact on clinical decision-making
3 demonstrate the linkage between clinical accountability and clinical governance
4 develop a framework for service evaluation and improvement
5 report on the legal implications governing clinical accountability in health care practice

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

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

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.

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