Management and Quality Improvement

University College Dublin

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Management and Quality Improvement

  • Host University

    University College Dublin

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Health Science, Nursing

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    2.5 - 3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    3.75 - 4.5
  • Overview

    This module introduces the student to the key principles of management and leadership, quality improvement,
    and information management systems. It provides the student with a deep understanding of management and
    leadership, quality improvement and the management of information within the clinical practice area through
    published literature, research and health enquires. Issues concerned with maintaining quality in
    nursing/midwifery and health care, including change management, and clinical audit will be further explored.
    Additionally, it will examine a number of methods and tools that may be used to measure quality in healthcare.
    Finally, it introduces the student to the significance of good information management systems for the delivery
    of health care and the use of a standardised language for documentation and practice. The effect of
    informatics on the healthcare consumer as well as professional practice, administration, research and
    education are also explored within the role of the registered nurse and midwife.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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