School of Health Professions

Professional Development - Short Courses

Quality and Safety in Healthcare

We are passionate about educating the Healthcare Industry's next Clinical Nurse Managers.

The Quality and Safety in Healthcare Short Course is designed to foster knowledge and understanding of concepts, principles and practices of continuous improvement in a range of healthcare settings. You will develop an understanding of creative, effective and practical approaches to implementing quality and safety practices in the workplace. Evidence-based leadership and change management strategies in the workplace are also explored within the course.


Module 1: Concepts of safety and quality in healthcare
Module 2: Errors and adverse events: how systems and human factors interact
Module 3: Understanding and managing clinical risk: healthcare acquired infections, medication errors and teamwork
Module 4: Investigating and learning from errors
Module 5: Engaging consumers in care
Module 6: Quality improvement to enhance care

Interested? Download the Short Course flyer here, with information about flexible study options and enrolment. Students will be provided with support from the Course Coordinator as required to understand the content and to complete the modules. All attendees will be provided with a Certificate of Completion for a successful completing of each module.

For all enquiries into this unit, please call (08) 9360 2669 or email for information.

 Dignity Therapy Training Workshop

Dignity Therapy is a life review psychotherapy where people document important memories and leave messages for their loves ones.

Dignity Therapy was created by Professor Harvey Chochinov of Canada based on an empirical model of dignity at the end of life. Research has taken place in at least 11 countries in the past 13+ years to establish the efficacy of dignity therapy and it is widely accepted into clinical practice in palliative care settings.

The goal of dignity therapy is to address suffering in dying by affirming dignity. Using a step-by-step intervention, a trained therapist invites people with life-limiting conditions to reflect on their life, find meaning, and leave messages for loved ones in a written, narrative document.

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