Graduate Course Descriptions

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5416. Principles of Quality Improvement

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Quality improvement (QI) is the art and science of improving quality of care by continuously making small improvements in key steps or processes. Because systems of care are inherently complex, people need tools and methods to recognize and prioritize what changes are necessary and to know how to implement and evaluate such changes. Several basic principles or concepts underlie QI efforts, such as variation, leadership, systems thinking, and the psychology of motivation. This course will describe critical principles and concepts important to QI and will illustrate their practical application to health care settings.

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