Class Syllabus

Class Recordings [FY17]

Fundamentals of Healthcare Improvement eBook – Log in using UNC onyen account. Contact the with any questions.

Course Calendar FY18 – Topics are subject to change as the course progresses. Changes will be shared with students in class and via email. Any questions concerning the syllabus can be directed to the course manager.

Date Topic Readings and Assignments (completed before class)
Apr 18, 4-5 Course Introduction & Orientation
  1. Introductions
  2. Review syllabus
  3. Expectations
Apr 25, 4-8 Student Symposium

Observe ‘16-‘17 project experience

Report to MacNider 321, 4pm
May 16, 4-6 Improvement Team Composition & Leadership
  1. Improvement Project Roadmap
  2. Fundamentals of Healthcare Improvement, Chapter 1 – 3
Jun 20, 4-6 Charters, A3s, and Driver Diagrams
  1. What’s Your Theory?
  2. Review Charters, A3s, and Driver Diagrams (left link)
  3. Fundamentals of Healthcare Improvement, Chapter 4
  4. IHI Comparing Lean and IHI QI White Paper
  5. What Is an A3?
Jul 18, 4-6 Understanding Problems: Process Modeling, Root Cause Analysis, Fishbone Diagram Fundamentals of Healthcare Improvement, Chapter 5
Review Fundamentals of Healthcare Improvement, Chapter 3
Be prepared to share your Project Charter -OR- A3
Be prepared to share your Driver Diagram
Aug 15, 4-6 Understanding and Making Changes, PDSA Cycles Fundamentals of Healthcare Improvement, Chapter 8

Be prepared to share a flowchart, cause & effect, swim lane, etc. from your project

Sep 19, 4-6 Measurement Fundamentals of Healthcare Improvement, Chapter 6
Oct 17, 4-6 Data Analysis & Reporting Fundamentals of Healthcare Improvement, Chapter 7

Be prepared to present the measurement strategy for your project

November (TBD) Project meeting with mentor, student, and course faculty
Dec 12, 4-6 Scholarship, Dissemination, Human Subjects (IRB)
  1. “SQUIRE 2.0”
  2. QI and IRB Considerations
  3. Stanford QA QI Facts
Jan 16, 4-6 Sustainability 1. IHI White Paper Sustaining Improvement (pp. 4-8)
Feb 20, 4-6 Spread Fundamentals of Healthcare Improvement, Chapter 9

Be prepared to give your ‘elevator’ speech

Mar 13, 4-6 Symposium Practice and Preparation “How to Give a Killer Presentation”

Be prepared to share your symposium presentation

Mar 15, 1-3pm Student Symposium

Present /17-/18 project experience

MacNider 321
Apr 17, 4-6pm Final Class