This online course introduces you to the concept and philosophy of quality management. There is a growing awareness of the need for quality systems in sterile services. The course examines the application of legislation and standards in a sterile service workplace and evaluates systems for continuing quality improvement in all aspects of the sterile supply cycle. You will also prepare for a quality audit.
For each credit, allow about 10 hours of study.
Cost2019NZ students $730 + $60 annual administration fee
International students $1,419 + $60 annual administration fee
Prerequisites Check entry and other requirements under the qualification you are studying
- Definition of quality management
- Quality management philosophy
- Quality management systems
- Standards and legislation applicable to sterile services
- Record keeping
- Quality audit
Students will be able to:
- Define quality management
- Discuss the importance of systems for continuing quality improvement in sterile services
- Discuss a philosophy of quality management in a service
- Apply standards and legislation in a sterile service workplace
- Ensure correct record-keeping in sterile services
- Describe the requirements for auditing of sterilisation processes
- Follow correct procedures to prepare for a quality audit
- Apply appropriate strategies for continuous improvement in a sterile service.
Students must be employed in a health service organisation providing reprocessing of reusable medical devices.
Applicants may be asked to provide evidence of employment and sterilising technology understanding to support their application.
How to enrol
Before enrolling in this course you need to:
- choose the qualification you will study the course under
- check the order that courses in the qualification should be studied in the Qualification Structure table. This is in the Choose courses and apply tab on the qualification page.