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Continual Improvement in Health Care – HSMP 578

Course Code Credit

HSMP 578


Course Information

Intended to introduce students to the concepts of continual improvement and illustrate applications of these concepts in health care. The basic content will be drawn from the industrial quality improvement literature; this will be elaborated through presentation and analysis of health care case studies. Students will gain an understanding of different approaches to process improvement and quality management and will be prepared to apply this knowledge in the practice setting.



Prerequisites: HSMP 541 and HSMP 574.