Postgraduate Course: Introduction to healthcare delivery and what leads to harm (PSHF11001)
|School||Deanery of Clinical Sciences
||College||College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
|Course type||Online Distance Learning
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This course will cover the following topics: The models of healthcare delivery, the magnitude of harm in healthcare and perception of risk. This gives a broad introduction to causes of patient harm in healthcare, relevant validated safety checklists and the extent of their impact. The focus is upon understanding what causes patient harm, why it occurs and what has currently been carried out to reduce harm to patients.
This course will cover the following topics: The models of healthcare delivery, the magnitude of harm in healthcare and perception of risk. This gives a broad introduction to causes of patient harm in healthcare, relevant validated safety checklists and the extent of their impact. The focus is upon understanding what causes patient harm, why it occurs and what has currently been carried out to reduce harm to patients.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2018/19, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||100% in course assessment:
20% Asynchronous discussion boards. Student will be asked to post on their own hazard/risk issues in their own workplace/country and encouraged to comment on what it is like to hear the perspectives of other multidisciplinary members (SCQF 11.1 and 11.3)
20% Students will be asked to look at the perception of risk (explaining the difference between Hazard v Risk) from their own discipline and workplace and produce a virtual poster (standard academic poster guidelines with 2 minute explanatory audit) to explain their experience(SCQF 11.4) Pebble Pad online Portfolio tool can be used for this potentially.
60% group work assessment - The assignment will consist of a case study in a specific country with examples of safety lapses in multidisciplinary contexts. Students will be asked to look at the perception of risk (explaining the difference between Hazard v Risk) from their own discipline and other students discipline. Each group will be assigned a case study and are expected to produce a checklist on their perception of risk in the case study via the development of a wiki that will include peer marking via a WebPA (SCQF 11.2, 11.5).
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate a critical awareness of the current issues and complexities within healthcare, the magnitude of harm in healthcare, including their features, boundaries, terminology and conventions. Students will gain a critical understanding of the principal theories, concepts and principles at the forefront of the field. (SCQF 11.1)
- Be competent in evaluating and synthesising issues at the forefront of patient harm prevention (SCQF 11.3). They will develop original and creative responses to problems and issues (SCQF 11.3)
- Students will be given a case study of safety lapses in different multidisciplinary contexts and asked to look at the perception of risk (explaining the difference between Hazard v Risk). This will enable students to use a principle professional skill in this area (SCQF 11.2). They will practise in ways which draw on critical reflection on their own and others¿ roles and responsibilities (SCQF 11.5).
- Have practical experience in their own workplace setting of demonstrating leadership and making an identifiable contribution to change and development and new thinking (SCQF 11.5)
|Key chapter for:|
Safety at the sharp end by Rhona Flin
The checklist manifesto by Atul Gawande(Profile Books 2010)
Safer Healthcare: strategies for the real world by Vincent and Amalberti (Springer 2016)
Better by Atul Gawande (Profile Books 2008)
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Keywords||healthcare,patient safety,human factors,clinical sciences,harm prevention
|Course organiser||Dr Simon Paterson-Brown
|Course secretary||Miss Domenica Coxon
Tel: (0131 6)51 7112