NURSING 3014 - Safety & Quality Care in an Evidence Based Framework

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2022

This course will enable students to build on their knowledge of research skills and evidence based practice learned throughout the program to apply the safety and quality framework to clinical practice.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code NURSING 3014
    Course Safety & Quality Care in an Evidence Based Framework
    Coordinating Unit Adelaide Nursing School
    Term Semester 2
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N
    Restrictions B. Nursing students only
    Course Description This course will enable students to build on their knowledge of research skills and evidence based practice learned throughout the program to apply the safety and quality framework to clinical practice.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr Tammy Page

    Co-Course Co-ordination by Jo Perry until September, 2020
    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

    In Semester 2, 2020, all teaching sessions for this course will be online via ZOOM.

    Tuesday morning ZOOM sessions will be conducted from 0800-1000 durign the teaching weeks.

    The workshop for this course will be conducted online via ZOOM on Tuesday August 18th from 0800-1100.
  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    On successful completion of this course students will be able to:

    1. Critically analyse a complex clinical question.
    2. Demonstrate how to access and appraise evidence relating to nursing practice.
    3. Develop a plan for implementing and evaluating evidence in relation to a clinical practice question.
    4. Apply the safety and quality matrix to a clinical practice scenario.
    5. Apply the safety and quality framework to clinical practice
    University Graduate Attributes

    This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:

    University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)

    Attribute 1: Deep discipline knowledge and intellectual breadth

    Graduates have comprehensive knowledge and understanding of their subject area, the ability to engage with different traditions of thought, and the ability to apply their knowledge in practice including in multi-disciplinary or multi-professional contexts.

    1, 2, 3, 4, 5

    Attribute 2: Creative and critical thinking, and problem solving

    Graduates are effective problems-solvers, able to apply critical, creative and evidence-based thinking to conceive innovative responses to future challenges.

    1, 2, 3, 4, 5

    Attribute 3: Teamwork and communication skills

    Graduates convey ideas and information effectively to a range of audiences for a variety of purposes and contribute in a positive and collaborative manner to achieving common goals.

    1, 2, 5

    Attribute 4: Professionalism and leadership readiness

    Graduates engage in professional behaviour and have the potential to be entrepreneurial and take leadership roles in their chosen occupations or careers and communities.


    Attribute 5: Intercultural and ethical competency

    Graduates are responsible and effective global citizens whose personal values and practices are consistent with their roles as responsible members of society.

    2, 3, 4, 5

    Attribute 6: Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural competency

    Graduates have an understanding of, and respect for, Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander values, culture and knowledge.


    Attribute 7: Digital capabilities

    Graduates are well prepared for living, learning and working in a digital society.


    Attribute 8: Self-awareness and emotional intelligence

    Graduates are self-aware and reflective; they are flexible and resilient and have the capacity to accept and give constructive feedback; they act with integrity and take responsibility for their actions.

    3, 4, 5
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    The availability of a suitable text is being investigated. Links to readings will be provided in Canvas.
    Recommended Resources
    Reading lists, study guide, student resources on referencing etc. will be on Canvas.
    Online Learning
    All course materials will be made available on Canvas. There will be modules set up each with learning outcomes, and links to podcasts and lectures. Links to readings will be provided online. Announcements will be used. External web links will be used where applicable, e.g. for national safety and quality standards. Assessments will be set up and submitted online including quizzes.
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    There will be a mixture of online lectures and tutorials and workshops. Students will be required to apply the research skills learned throughout the program to the safety and quality framework.

    The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.

    This course will require approximately 12 hours of study each week, inclusive of lectures, reading and preparation of assessments.
    Learning Activities Summary
    Online asynchronous lectures which will have links to follow for relevant examples of safety and quality prinicples being applied in practice, across organisations.

    Weekly ZOOM sessions designed to discuss and explore applied concepts and critial analysis to safety and quality contexts.

    Workshop to explore safety and quality processes

  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary

    Assessment task Assessment type Weighting  Learning Outcomes 
    Quiz  formative  0 1
    Incident review using the safety
    and quality matrix class participation summative
    summative  10% 1-3
    Incident review report summative summative  30% 1-5
    Analyse a clinical scenario against
    National Standards
    summative  60% 1-5 

    Assessment Related Requirements
    The incident review will require  participation in an online workshop with other students in order to work in teams to problem solve and apply critical thinking to the process of an incident review.
    Assessment Detail
    The formative assessment will be comprised of an online quiz with 20 questions relating to analysing clinical questions and appraising evidence.

    Assessment 1 will be an incident review workshop (10%). This will require students to work in teams to analyse a clinical scenario utilising the safety and quality matrix.

    Assessment 2 (30%) will be an incident review report based on the workshop. Students will be required to analyse the dynamics of the group work as well as further explore the application of the safety and quality matrix using evidence based literature to justify their discussion.

    Assessment 3 (60%) Students will be required to choose a clinical scenario from a selection provided and apply the safety and quality matrix. Students will be required to critically analyse the chosen scenario and provide recommendations based on evidence based guidelines to improve the quality of practice and patient safety.

    No information currently available.

    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

  • Student Feedback

    The University places a high priority on approaches to learning and teaching that enhance the student experience. Feedback is sought from students in a variety of ways including on-going engagement with staff, the use of online discussion boards and the use of Student Experience of Learning and Teaching (SELT) surveys as well as GOS surveys and Program reviews.

    SELTs are an important source of information to inform individual teaching practice, decisions about teaching duties, and course and program curriculum design. They enable the University to assess how effectively its learning environments and teaching practices facilitate student engagement and learning outcomes. Under the current SELT Policy ( course SELTs are mandated and must be conducted at the conclusion of each term/semester/trimester for every course offering. Feedback on issues raised through course SELT surveys is made available to enrolled students through various resources (e.g. MyUni). In addition aggregated course SELT data is available.

    This course is running for the first time in 2020. There are no previous SELT data to report.
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