Course

Course Summary
Credit Type:
Course
ACE Course Number:
SDCM-0209
Organization:
Location:
Classroom-based
Length:
Self-paced. 20 weeks (40 hours)
Dates Offered:
Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Upper-Division Baccalaureate 4 Healthcare Quality
Description

Objective:

The course objective is to describe and analyze healthcare quality management processes. This course covers different quality measures, interconnection among healthcare branches and its impact on healthcare quality.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to define and describe health care quality outcomes, methods, models in the U.S, including statistical methods and models
  • Apply validity and reliability standards to outcomes research
  • Explain how finances, staff, human resources and risk management impacts healthcare quality and outcomes
  • And apply patient-centered approaches including healthcare consumerism as a means of improving healthcare quality.
  • Apply healthcare quality measurements, models, quality management, performance improvement and quality improvement measures and understand the context of the development of these tools
  • Differentiate among various outcome measures relating to patients, illnesses, costs, and quality
  • Incorporate health care technology and advances made in this area and how they have impacted and continue to change quality and outcome measures
  • Recognize the standards set by government and key players in the establishment of quality benchmarks and outcomes

General Course Topics:

  • An introduction to healthcare quality
  • Healthcare quality organizations and standards
  • Managing health data
  • Health outcome measurement
  • Basics of statistical analysis for healthcare quality
  • Validity and reliability in outcomes measurement
  • Health status and quality of life measurements
  • Functional health and disability measurements
  • Geriatric and pediatric patient measurements
  • Mental, behavioral and social health measurements
  • Pharmaceutical outcome measurements
  • Patient care and safety measurements
  • Patient satisfaction measurements
  • Cost-effectiveness and economic measurements in healthcare
  • Hospitals, healthcare consumerism and quality measures
  • Healthcare quality management and improvement
  • Finances, staff and human resources in healthcare
  • Risk exposure and management in healthcare
  • Trends in healthcare quality
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials

Methods of Assessment:

  • Examinations
  • Quizzes

Minimum Passing Score:

70%
Supplemental Materials