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MAVIT4100 Quality Improvement and Implementation of Evidence-based Practice Course description

Course name in Norwegian
Kvalitetsforbedring og implementering av kunnskapsbasert praksis
Study programme
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Weight
10 ECTS
Year of study
2024/2025
Curriculum
FALL 2024
Schedule
Course history

Introduction

Language of instruction: English (Norwegian if no English-speaking students have registered for the course)

The purpose of this course is to enable students to actively contribute to promoting safe and high quality health and care services. By health and care services is meant both public and approved private services, as well as health promoting work in the public and private sectors. The course introduces students to the organisation and management of health and care services, and prepares for interprofessional collaboration in quality improvement work. Through the course, the students will learn about different quality improvement models and the interaction between user knowledge, experience-based knowledge and research-based knowledge in clinical decision-making processes.

Recommended preliminary courses

Online resources on evidence-based practice.

English-speaking students are recommended to read Hoffmann T, Bennett S, Del Mar C. (2017) Evidence-based practice-across the health professions. Elsevier. Kindly read: Chapter 1 (page 1-12), chapter 2 (page 16-31), and chapter 3 (page 41-46).

Required preliminary courses

The student must have been admitted to the Master’s Programme in Health Sciences.

Learning outcomes

After completing the course, the student should have the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:

Knowledge The student

  • can describe the health and care services’ management, organisation and framework conditions
  • can explain what characterises a high-quality service
  • can discuss prioritisation criteria and ethics in the health and care services
  • can explain management strategies in innovation and implementation of evidence-based practice
  • has insight into the UN Sustainable Development Goals, particularly Goal 3, Good Health and Well-being, and an understanding of the connection between health and sustainable social development

Skills The student

  • can apply models for quality improvement (preparation, planning, execution, evaluation and implementation)
  • can apply different quality indicators to analyse quality improvement projects
  • can contribute to quality improvement on the basis of relevant knowledge, research and user participation
  • can provide structured feedback and assessments to fellow students on quality improvement work in progress
  • can carry out systematic knowledge searches related to specific research questio

General competence

The student

  • can apply knowledge and skills in managing and executing quality-related work, including implementing evidence-based practice
  • can contribute to interdisciplinary cooperation in the quality improvement of health and care services at the individual, service and societal level
  • can contribute to the phasing-out and implementation of methods and technology intended to improve the quality of services

Teaching and learning methods

The course will use varied, student-active work methods. The teaching will mainly be digital, in addition to seminars on campus during the course.

The work and teaching methods include lectures organised as blended learning, group assignments digitally and at seminars, and self-study. The students will be divided into groups. Each group will choose a delimited quality improvement project that they will improve. During the course, the students will perform a peer assessment where students provide feedback.

The course will be taught in English and all pertaining learning material will also be in English. The students can choose whether they wish to write their examinations in a Scandinavian language (Norwegian, Swedish or Danish) or in English, regardless of whether there are exchange students in the examination group.

Course requirements

The following must have been approved in order for the student to take the examination:

  • An oral presentation of a delimited quality improvement project in groups of up to six students
  • A peer assessment in groups of up to six students

Assessment

Project examination in the form of a written work that is developed during the course. The work is carried out in groups of up to six students with a scope of 3,500words. One overall grade is awarded to the group for the examination.

The course is conducted in English and the exam paper is given in English. The exam can be answered in English, Norwegian (Bokmål/Nynorsk), Swedish or Danish.

Resit examination: If the student fails the assignment, he/she will be given one (1) opportunity to submit a reworked version.

Permitted exam materials and equipment

All aids are permitted, as long as the rules for source referencing are complied with.

Grading scale

Pass/fail.

Examiners

All answers are assessed by one examiner.

An external examiner is used regularly, at a minimum of every third completion of the course. When selecting answers for external evaluation, a minimum of 10 percent of the answers shall be included, with no fewer than 5 answers. The external examiner’s assessment of the selected answers shall benefit all students.

Overlapping courses

The course overlaps 10 ECTS with KREFT6100 The Platform of Knowledge in Cancer Nursing related to Science and Phenomenology 20 ECTS.