SYG3022 - Patient safety and quality improvement


Lessons are not given in the academic year 2023/2024

Course content

This course contributes to broad knowledge on patient safety and systematic quality improvement of community health and care services.

  • National regulations and laws
  • Methods and tools in quality improvement
  • The experiences of patients and next-of-kin as a basis for quality improvement
  • Evidence based practice as a foundation for quality improvement
  • User involvement and cross-professional collaboration in community health and care services
  • Theoretical perspectives on patient safety
  • Teamwork
  • Innovation and implementation of knowledge and change.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, individual studies, group work, practice and seminars.

Compulsory assignments

  • Observation practice
  • One written assignment with mandatory guidance
  • Participation in a course seminar, presenting a planned quality improvement project

Further on evaluation

Group-exam, 2-3 persons. Re-sit examination may be taken next semester.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Advanced Clinical Nursing (MAKALLMSP)

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SYA3022 7.5 AUTUMN 2022
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level



Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Gjøvik

Subject area(s)
  • Health Science
  • Nursing and Midwife
Contact information

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Health Sciences Gjøvik


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