ORGANIZATIONAL AND HUMAN FACTORS IN PATIENT SAFETY Syllabus
Course Learning ObjectivesAt the end of this course the student will be able to describe and apply concepts and methods in organizational and human factors literature; assess the roles of organizational, system and human factors in patient safety and in provider/patient behavior change more broadly; use appropriate qualitative and quantitative methods to identify and prioritize patient safety problems; describe and propose designs for successful patient safety interventions; identify and address barriers to improvement efforts; identify appropriate team members for safety improvement efforts; and evaluate the outcomes of patient safety interventions.
Provides students with the essential concepts, methods and tools to enable them to design effective patient safety interventions and evaluate their impact.
MHS, MPH and doctoral students
Methods of Assessment
Grading Policy: Evaluation of an existing patient safety improvement project consisting of a brief plan for their overall paper, a midterm paper comprising a literature review, and a final paper including a description of the project and a final evaluation
Grading Restrictions: Letter grade
309.730 is strongly recommended, or students must get instructor consent
Academic Ethics Code
The code, discussed in the Policy and Procedure Memorandum for Students, March 31, 2002, will be adhered to in this class:
Students enrolled in the Bloomberg School of Public Health of The Johns Hopkins University assume an obligation to conduct themselves in a manner appropriate to the University's mission as an institution of higher education. A student is obligated to refrain from acts which he or she knows, or under the circumstances has reason to know, impair the academic integrity of the University. Violations of academic integrity include, but are not limited to: cheating; plagiarism; knowingly furnishing false information to any agent of the University for inclusion in the academic record; violation of the rights and welfare of animal or human subjects in research; and misconduct as a member of either School or University committees or recognized groups or organizations.
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