Patient Safety Leadership - PSL


The information below lists courses approved in this subject area effective Fall 2014. Not all courses will necessarily be offered these terms. Please consult the Schedule of Classes for a listing of courses offered for a specific term.

500-level courses require graduate standing.

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401 Patient Safety and Quality Care Improvement
4 hours. Introduces students to relevant theory, content, tools and methods in the fields of patient safety and quality care improvement. Extensive computer use required.

402 Error Science, Risk and Disclosure
4 hours. Error theory and systems thinking, methods for risk assessment and patient safety improvement; development of proficiency with patient safety risk assessment and improvement methods, principles of safe system design, and apology. Prerequisite(s): Grade of B or better in PSL 401; or consent of the instructor.

403 Communication and Collaboration
4 hours. Introduction to advanced communication strategies for success in the current and future health care system. Prerequisite(s): Grade of B or better in PSL 402; or consent of the instructor.

404 Organizational Leadership in Health Systems
4 hours. Organization theory, culture, and change specifically related to the health care system in the current medical error and quality improvement environment. Focuses on leadership specific to creating a culture of safety. Prerequisite(s): Grade of B or better in PSL 403; or consent of the instructor.

501 Healthcare Simulation, Team, Applied Leadership Principles
4 hours. Requires the learner to synthesize and integrate patient safety theory and practice and apply related knowledge and skill toward the development of recommended safety solutions. Includes onsite residency. Prerequisite(s): Grade of B or better in PSL 404; or consent of the instructor.

502 Health Sciences Research and Information Technology
4 hours. Application in developing, analyzing, and reporting behavioral and/or organizational measures specific to safety and quality care outcomes. Introduction to electronic medical record, e-prescribing, telemedicine and electronic resource management. Prerequisite(s): Grade of B or better in PSL 501; or consent of the instructor.

503 Economics, Policy and Environment
4 hours. Major topics of discussion include accreditation and regulatory issues, Federal and state constituents and laws, and institutional and individual legal issues in relation to the patient safety movement. Prerequisite(s): Grade of B or better in PSL 502; or consent of the instructor.

504 Creating Human and System Change
4 hours. Examine the concept of change and its impact on health care organizations and individuals. Assess current systems, create effective change strategies for process improvements, behavior change, and facilitation of a patient safety culture. Prerequisite(s): Grade of B or better in PSL 503; or consent of the instructor.

596 Independent Study in Patient Safety
2 TO 4 hours. Independent study course, not related to the student's capstone project, under the direction of a faculty member. There are two eight-week terms in the spring and fall semesters. The course will be offered twice in the fall and spring semesters. The course will be offered once in the summer semester. May be repeated to a maximum of 8 hours of credit. Prerequisite(s): Open only to Master's degree students; and approval of the department Open only to Master's degree students; and approval of the department; and consent of the PSL Program Director or DGS.

597 Capstone Project
4 hours. Provides the opportunity for the master's candidate to demonstrate his/her ability to integrate and apply the knowledge and skills acquired from the master's program. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. Prerequisite(s): Grade of B or better in PSL 504; or consent of the instructor.


Information provided by the Office of Programs and Academic Assessment.

This listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract. Every attempt is made to provide the most current and correct information. Courses listed here are subject to change without advance notice. Courses are not necessarily offered every term or year. Individual departments or units should be consulted for information regarding frequency of course offerings.