SYG3022 - Patient safety and quality improvement


New from the academic year 2022/2023

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Home examination 100/100 7 days

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 outcome

After finishing this course the student


  • has in-depth knowledge of national regulations and areas of special attention in patient safety and quality improvement in community health and care services
  • has in-depth knowlegde of integrating work on patient safety and quality improvement in community health and care services, while building a culturenof organisational learning.
  • has in-depth knowledge of safe transitional care.
  • has in-depth knowledge of the importance of user involvement in quality improvement and teamwork.


  • can analyze ethical and juridical questions related to quality and patient safety in community health and care services
  • can apply ones knowledge and skills to lead and work effectively in teams.

General competencies

  • understands the boundaries of ones' own competence and has insights into the competencies of other professionals , knowing when to include them
  • communicates professional issues with other professions to obtain safe and high quality health and care services.
  • is aware of the importance of working systematically with quality improvement to raise the quality of healthcare and improve patient safety.

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

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2022

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Gjøvik

Subject area(s)
  • Health Science
  • Nursing and Midwife
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Health Sciences Gjøvik


Examination arrangement: Home examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Home examination 100/100





Room Building Number of candidates
Spring UTS Home examination 100/100



Room Building Number of candidates
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