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Clinical Governance and Risk Management in Heath Care – A practical approach

Course Outline


Clinical governance ensures the quality and safety of healthcare services through systematic monitoring, evaluation, and improvement. Risk management identifies and mitigates potential threats to patient safety and organizational integrity. Without effective governance, healthcare systems may experience increased medical errors, compromised patient and consumer outcomes, diminished public trust, and legal liabilities. Poor governance can lead to inefficient resource allocation, inadequate staff training, and lack of accountability, ultimately endangering both patients and healthcare providers.
The aim of this course is to provide an understanding of effective clinical governance, including the function of risk management, and how both can contribute to improved corporate governance performance.

The objectives of this course are to:

  • • Define corporate governance
  • • Define clinical governance and risk management
  • • Examine the role of the clinical governance boards and their risk management accountabilities and responsibilities
  • • Recognise the principles and practices of effective risk governance
  • • Understand risk assessment and risk registers in the context of managing risk
  • • Examine the principles of open disclosure and the connect to clinical governance
  • • Understand the principles of incident management and investigation
  • • Overview NDIS Risk Management