Fundamentals of Patient Safety

Code: OLRN1337

Course description

Patient safety is the prevention and mitigation of unsafe acts within the health care system. This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the topic of patient safety. Students will gain an understanding of why patient safety is critical in health care today. The course focuses on systems thinking, an understanding of error theories, human factors, the importance of team work, and communication within a culture of safety.

Course details

Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None

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Delivery Options

Classroom Delivery: In-person instruction that takes place at a college campus.
Online Delivery: Content is delivered entirely online through self-directed components, allowing you the flexibility to learn anytime from wherever you are.
Remote Delivery: Technology-enabled virtual instruction that takes place outside of a physical classroom. Remote delivery includes some form of scheduled real-time virtual classes or drop-in times, as well as self-directed components.
Hybrid Delivery: Instruction that includes a combination of online or remote delivery, and some classroom activities.

Registration dates

Not all courses are offered each term.

Winter 2022 registration opens November 1, 2021. Spring 2022 registration opens February 7, 2022.