Healthcare Quality Improvement (HQI)

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HQI 0101 - Fundamentals of Patient Safety

Credit(s): 1-3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

This is a longitudinal course that begins in year 1 (HQI 0101) and concludes in year 2 (HQI 0201), when students receive a final grade. This course combines lectures with web-based courses to provide students with a foundational knowledge of the issues surrounding patient safety in today's healthcare system.<p> Students are required to create accounts on the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) website and complete two courses in the Open School: 1. Patient Safety and 2. Quality, Cost, and Value.

HQI 0201 - Fundamentals of Quality Improvement

Credit(s): 1-3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

The course will use large group sessions and web-based modules from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Open School, along with case-based, patient discussions to develop skills and behaviors that contribute to healthcare quality improvement; understanding and navigating systems based practice, and leadership.