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PA50342: Quality improvement project

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2015/6
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology
Further information on credits Credits: 6
Further information on unit levels Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Modular (no specific semester)
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: PR100
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Assessment detail to be confirmed ( %)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To apply key tools from the Quality Improvement movement to the continuous enhancement of pharmacy practice in specific professional settings.

Learning Outcomes:
On completion of this unit students will be able to:
1. Conceptualise a small work based project aimed at improving a key process, product or service (knowledge and understanding; key skill)
2. Evaluate key processes and activities in practice to determine whether there is scope for continuous improvement (professional practical skill; key skill)
3. Identify, critically assess and select an appropriate quality improvement tool and approach to enhance their own and others' practice (knowledge and understanding; professional practical skills; key skill);
4. Apply the relevant improvement tools to key practice processes and generate data and areas for improvement
5. Write up the findings of the project in a report suitable for presenting to employers or other key stakeholders.

Knowledge and understanding (Quality improvement tools)
Professional practical skills (continuous improvement of practice)
Transferable and Key skills (project design, report writing).

Key principles of quality improvement
Quality improvement approaches
Quality improvement tools in practice (following Institute of Health Improvement approach):
* Stage of Project tools
* Type of Task tools
* Type of Approach tools
* 7 Ways to no delays
* Patient Pathways
How to produce a structured, work-related report.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

PA50342 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology
  • TSPA-ADM10 : MSc Clincal Pharmacy Practice (Primary Care)
  • TSPA-ADC12 : PG Cert Clinical Pharmacy Practice (Primary Care)
  • TSPA-ADL11 : PG Dip Clincal Pharmacy Practice (Primary Care)

* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2015/16 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2016/17 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2015/16.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.