This course aims to provide students with knowledge and critical understanding of the concepts of quality of care in maternal and newborn health. Students will learn the importance of improving the quality of MNH care and services, how to assess quality, reflect critically on their own area of practice and role in quality improvement and appreciate how research and audit differ and how they are related.
Introduction to quality of care in MNH services
Multi dimensional aspects of quality
How to improve quality of MNH care?
Approaches: QI committee, champions, behaviour change
Quality of care methods in MNH; maternal death audit, perinatal death audit, setting standards, criterion based audit
Introduction to tools using in QI: client exit interview, FGD, IDI, observation, patient complaints and incidents
Maternal death reviews
Classification of maternal death
Perinatal death reviews
Developing tools for maternal and perinatal death reviews
Criteria based audit
Development of performance standards for Emergency Obstetric care and Newborn Care
- Indicators for monitoring and evaluating progress in Quality of Care
Anyone who works in the fields of international child health with a quality improvement capacity would find this course useful, especially doctors, nurses, midwives, community health practitioners and public health researchers.
English language requirements:
Proof of English to IELTS 6.5
- Demonstrate that they have the skills, knowledge and understanding to introduce and use quality improvement methods for MNH services, notably: - setting of standards - carrying out maternal death reviews - perinatal death reviews - criteria-based clinical audits.
- Explain the importance of quality improvement in MNH
- Identify specific developments within their own area of practice and consider how the interventions were evaluated.
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Last updated November 27, 2015