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Quality Improvement in Anaesthesia MED5556

  • Academic Session: 2021-22
  • School: School of Medicine Dentistry and Nursing
  • Credits: 10
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No
  • Taught Wholly by Distance Learning: Yes

Short Description

This course will cover the topic of Quality Improvement in Anaesthesia. The course will explore and evaluate a range of quality improvement techniques available to the clinician, including morbidity and mortality reporting, audit, research, serious clinical incident reporting and reflective learning. The course will explore in depth, the evidence for the use of quality improvement techniques to improve outcomes of patients undergoing anaesthesia.

Timetable

A variety of teaching methods will be scheduled over 6 weeks including recorded lectures, online live tutorials, webinars, and problem based learning 

Requirements of Entry

None

Excluded Courses

None

Co-requisites

None

Assessment

1. Written assignment 1000 words approx (70%)

 

2. Oral presentation (30%) 

Course Aims

This course will cover the topic of quality improvement in anaesthesia.  The course will explore and evaluate a range of quality improvement techniques available to the clinician, including morbidity and mortality reporting, audit, research, serious clinical incident reporting and reflective learning. The course will explore in depth, the evidence for the use of quality improvement techniques to improve outcomes of patients undergoing anaesthesia.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

■ Critically analyse and evaluate the literature around quality improvement.

■ Critically evaluate and discuss the impact of quality improvement initiatives on outcomes of patients undergoing anaesthesia 

■ Independently formulate quality improvement plans around the practice of anaesthesia in the peri-operative period in their own professional setting.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.