A range of different approaches have been applied to health care for the purpose of improving health care from developing standards and guidelines, supervision, training, process improvement, audit and feedback to large-scale collaborative improvement and accreditation. However, the range of approaches has created confusion among public health professionals, ministry of health officials, and health care providers.
A range of different approaches have been applied to health care for the purpose of improving health care from developing standards and guidelines, supervision, training, process improvement, audit and feedback to large-scale collaborative improvement and accreditation. However, the range of approaches has created confusion among public health professionals, ministry of health officials, and health care providers. As a result, proven clinical interventions known to lead to better health outcomes are not consistently practiced by health care workers. Poorly organised care delivery systems mean that evidence-based interventions are not provided to every patient every time they are needed. This course has been adapted from Global Health eLearning (GHeL) Center under a Creative Commons License and modified according to prevailing trends in the Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs).
By the end of the course, learners will be able to:
- Explain what is meant by quality of health care;
- Discuss key frameworks and principles for improving health care; and
- Describe how to test and implement changes in processes to improve the quality of health care.
Module - 1: Overview of Healthcare quality
Module - 2: Concepts and Principles of Improvement
Module - 3: Methodology for Improving Health Care - I
Module - 4: Methodology for Improving Health Care II
Module - 5: Measurement for Improvement
Module - 6: Responsibilities for Improving Health Care
Final Assessment Quiz
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This self-paced course has been designed in a manner that enhances understanding of the core concepts and provides easy to access learning materials. The course uses a range of study material such as pre-recorded videos, lecture slides, quizzes and assignments, and is developed by a team of dedicated health education experts.
Connect with other students through the discussion forum, where you can easily discuss the course or debate the ideas. Need more help? Your instructors are also available online to answer any questions you might have.
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POLHN self-paced courses are recognised by Pacific Ministries of Health. Once you have successfully completed the course, you will receive an official certificate. This certificate can be used for credit to gain CPD points.
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