Course : Continuous Quality Improvement
- Course Number
- Section Number
- Fall 2021
- Dr. Beth Leigh Veale
- Days & Times
- Final Exam Day/Time
- Saturday, December 04, 2021 12:00 am
Being a professional means making an investment in your profession. With today's patient being much more informed about health care and much more discerning about treatment appropriateness and quality, it is vital that you rise to meet the challenges of the patient and health care delivery. As a working technologist, you will be asked to do more with less--more examinations, more patients, in much less time--without compromising quality. As a department director, you will be expected to provide the highest quality care in your department with fewer people and a great deal less financial support.
The changes that have to be made to allow this to happen will be difficult and many times painful. This course is an overview of the concept of continuous quality improvement and how changes can be made more smoothly.
Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:
- Delineate the role of the health care manager in continuous quality improvement.
- Describe the 8 step model for continuous quality improvement.
- Apply the tools used in implementing a continuous quality improvement program.
- Identify the barriers to successful continuous quality improvement.
This course is divided into individual units. A unit examination accompanies each unit of instruction and is designed as an "open book" evaluation of the material. Be sure to complete the unit exam at the end of each unit. Some units may require special drawings, work, etc. Some work is to be submitted by e-mail as attachments. Please use only the accepted formats. The final exam is CLOSED book. Pay close attention to those requirements.
Proctor Forms: The Radiologic Sciences at Midwestern State University uses Proctor U, a commercial proctor company, to test all students. Information about Proctor U is available in each course.
Final Exam: The final exam will consist of a closed-book format, and you will have two hours to complete it. The final consists of 8 questions requiring you to work through a provided scenario. The scenario may focus on areas such as MRI, Mammography, Diagnostic Radiography, Special Procedures, etc. It will not matter what the area is, even if you have no expertise in that area, as it is the process of problem-solving that matters.
*If you have questions or experience difficulties during the semester, please contact your instructor.*
Your course grade will be based on the following:
Unit exams 40%
Discussion Board postings and responses
The following grading scale is used for this course:
90 and above
59 and below
Course information, quizzes, and supplemental information is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week during the open periods as posted in the online course. Students are welcome to access their courses at any time.
Attendance is at the student's convenience during the open periods of the discussion boards and quizzes.
Unit exams close on dates posted on the course web site. Exams are not reopened and receive a grade of zero. Discussion board postings must also meet the deadlines posted on the web site.
Note: LIfe happens, sometimes unexpectedly. If something unforeseen comes up, please inform me as soon as possible. Beth.Veale@mwsu.edu
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