Effective Clinical Governance

Subject code: NS5339:03

This subject explores foundational concepts applicable to leading and managing in diverse healthcare settings. A major focus of this subject is to apply leadership and management theories and frameworks to the student's workplace to contextualise their leadership and management knowledge. Key topics include change management and quality improvement; strategic and operational planning and practical approaches to enhance professional resilience which enables the student to build their professional competence to lead and manage in the healthcare context.

Learning outcomes

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

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


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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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