Effective Clinical Governance

Subject code: NS5339:03

In this subject, you will explore the development of clinical governance and apply principles of this framework to contemporary issues in your own healthcare workplace.

The goal of any healthcare governance framework is to enhance client care through transparent, high-quality individual and organisational behaviour. As a participant in a healthcare organisation, the subject will provide you with the opportunity to design and develop a plan of action for a project that will be used to improve client care.

Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, you will be able to:

  • Evaluate and apply the general principles of governance and professional responsibility relevant to the healthcare professional's role
  • Critically analyse implications of change, complexity, and ambiguity in the healthcare context in relation to governance.
  • Define and apply clinical governance principles to achieve high standards of quality and safety in healthcare
  • Describe the relationship between principles of governance and safety and quality healthcare.


Test/Quiz (unweighted mandatory assessment)

Essay 20%

Problem task 30%

Project plan 50% 

This subject forms part of the Advanced Practice, Leadership and Management and Nurse Education majors in the online Master of Nursing.

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