HSCI 648

Designing for Quality in Health Care

3 Graduate credits
Effective August 20, 2011 – Present

Graduation requirements this course fulfills

This course focuses on clinical and operational excellence and continuous improvement of quality and safety from the leadership perspective. Process improvement philosophies, approaches, models, and methods are reviewed and applied to health care delivery. Critical communication, collaboration, and leadership skills are incorporated and evaluated throughout the course. This course includes 50 hours of community based experiences for the application of course related principles.


Special information

Note: Admitted graduate student. Completion of an introductory statistics course.

Learning outcomes


  • Analyze care delivery systems, processes and outcomes to identify opportunities to improve the quality and safety of health care.
  • Demonstrate leadership and knowledge of process improvement methods in the design of quality improvement projects.
  • Analyze the root and contributing causes for an error, omission or adverse event.
  • Demonstrate effective communication, collaboration and leadership skills in response to critical quality or safety situations.

Fall 2019

Section Title Instructor
01 Designing for Quality in Health Care Milbrath, Ch/Goodroad, Br Books Course details
02 Designing for Quality in Health Care Rowan, La/Harding, Am Books Course details